Footwear News caught up with Ken Hicks for a Q&A. Ken Hicks is Foot Locker’s new chairman and CEO. Ken has new plans for Foot Locker, so check out the interview.
FN: You’re about to unleash an aggressive five-year plan. What’s the major focus?
KH: Our goal is to be the leading global retailer of athletically inspired shoes and apparel. We want to be a leader, and to do that, we have to improve our performance and make sure we do better at the things that count: growing sales, increasing profitability, making sure we’re taking care of our customers by converting higher, taking care of our associates so they’re inspired to engage the customer and give them an exciting experience. Globally, we’re one of the few U.S. retailers that has been successful in Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. We’ll continue to build on that in those markets and will look at other markets.
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