Genesco Inc was incorporated in 1924 in Tennessee. The Company is engaged in the design and sourcing, marketing and distribution of footwear, apparel and accessories through retail stores. Its five reportable business segments are: Journeys Group, comprised of the Journeys, Journeys Kidz, Shi by Journeys and Underground by Journeys retail footwear chains, catalog and e-commerce operations; Schuh Group, comprised of the Schuh retail footwear chain and e-commerce operations; Lids Sports Group, comprised of headwear and accessory stores under the Lids name and other names in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada, the Lids Locker Room and Lids Clubhouse businesses, consisting of sports-oriented fan shops featuring a broad array of licensed merchandise such as apparel, hats and accessories, sports decor and novelty products, operating under various trade names, licensed team merchandise departments in Macy's department stores operated under the name Locker Room by Lids and on macys.com, under a license agreement with Macy's, e-commerce operations and an athletic team dealer business operating as Lids Team Sports; Johnston & Murphy Group, comprised of Johnston & Murphy retail operations, catalog and e-commerce operations and wholesale distribution of products under the Johnston & Murphy and Trask brands; and Licensed Brands, comprised of Dockers footwear, sourced and marketed under a license from Levi Strauss & Company; SureGrip Footwear, occupational footwear sold directly to consumers; and other brands. At January 31, 2015, The Company operated 2,824 retail footwear, headwear and sports apparel and accessory stores and leased departments located throughout the United States and in Puerto Rico, but also including 154 headwear stores and 42 footwear stores in Canada and 108 footwear stores in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. At January 31, 2015, Journeys Group operated 1,182 stores, including 189 Journeys Kidz, 49 Shi by Journeys and 110 Underground by Journeys; Schuh Group operated 108 stores; Lids Sports Group operated 1,364 stores, including 932 Lids stores, 242 Lids Locker Room and Clubhouse stores and 190 Locker Room by Lids leased departments, and Johnston & Murphy Group operated 168 retail shops and factory stores. The Company competes against a diverse group of retailers, including other regional and national specialty stores, department and discount stores, small independents and e-commerce retailers, which sell similar products. The Companys operations are subject to federal, state, provincial, territorial, local and foreign regulations.
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