Foot Locker Inc. is the world’s number one retailer of athletic footwear and apparel. Headquartered in New York City, the company has over 44,000 employees and 3369 retail stores in 23 countries across North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand operating under such brand names as Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Footaction, Champs Sports, and CCS. Foot Locker estimates that it controls about 18% of the U.S. $15 billion athletic footwear market. The company intends to increase its share of the worldwide market by adding additional stores and by growing its Internet and catalog business.
In recent years, Foot Locker officials have been rethinking the company’s retail mix. Determining the shoe mix that will maximize profits is an important decision for Foot Locker. By the year 2002, in an effort to stock more lower-priced footwear, the company had reduced its inventory of sneakers priced at $120 or more by 50%.

Suppose the data presented below represented the number of unit sales (million $) for athletic footwear in the years 2000 and 2012.Use techniques presented in this chapter to analyze these data and discuss the business implications for Foot Locker.

Suppose Foot Locker strongly encourages its employees to make formal suggestions to improve the store, the product, and the working environment. Suppose a quality auditor keeps records of the suggestions, the persons who submitted them, and the geographic region from which they come. A possible breakdown of the number of suggestions over a 3-year period by employee sex and geographic location follows. Is there any relationship between the sex of the employee and the geographic location in terms of number of suggestions? If they are related, what does this relationship mean to the company? What business implications might there be for such ananalysis?

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