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About Genesco Inc.

Boots and hats are Genesco's deal. It sells casual and dress footwear, headwear, and sports apparel through more than 2,775 shoe and cap stores in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, the UK, and Ireland. Genesco's shoe operations include Journeys, upscale Johnston & Murphy, Schuh, as well as sales of licensed brands (Levi Strauss and Dockers footwear). Its fast-growing Lids Sports division operates the Lids Locker Room and Lids Clubhouse retail chain and website. Founded in 1924 as a shoe retailer, Genesco has diversified by adding hats and sports apparel and selling merchandise online. It expanded overseas with the purchase of Scotland's Schuh.


Genesco operates through five business segments. Journeys Group, the largest business at around 45% of sales, includes footwear and accessories chains Journeys (15-22 year olds), Journeys Kidz (5-12 year olds), Shi by Journeys (22-20 year old women), and Underground Journeys (young men and women).

Lids Sports Group brings in over 30% of sales and sells headwear and accessories under the Lids and other banners at mall-based stores, airports and kiosks throughout North America and Puerto Rico.

Schuh (pronounced “shoe”) is a major trainer stockist with more than 130 stores in the UK, Ireland, and Germany, and accounts for 15% of Genesco's revenue.

The Johnson & Murphy group consists of over 175 upscale shoe stores and brings in some 10% of sales.

Genesco’s licensed brands business sells Dockers Footwear and accounts for under 5% of sales.

Geographic Reach

Nashville, Tennessee-based Genesco operates throughout the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, the UK, Ireland, and Germany. The company sources its footwear and accessories from manufacturers in about 20 countries, including Bangladesh, Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Pakistan, Taiwan, Tunisia, and Vietnam.

Sales and Marketing

The footwear and apparel company distributes its products through company-owned retail stores, online, and by catalog. It also supplies wholesalers.

The company also designs, sources, markets and distributes footwear under its own Johnston & Murphy brand (Trask), the licensed Dockers brand and other brands that the Genesco licenses for men's footwear to more than 1,225 retail accounts in the US, including a number of leading department, discount, and specialty stores.

Financial Performance

Net sales of the company had been on the rise since 2011, but ticked down 5% to $2.9 billion in fiscal 2017 (ended January).

The fall in revenue was mostly a result of the sale of the Lids Team Sports business at the end of 2016. Schuh sales also fell 8% due to the weakness in the British pound caused by the Brexit vote, and licensed brand sales fell 3%. Johnston & Murphy grew its revenue 4%. Journeys, the company’s biggest business, recorded flat growth.

Net income climbed 3% to $97.4 million due to higher margins in Schuh, Lids Sports, and Johnston & Murphy. Cash from operations grew 11% to $161.5 million due to a reduction in Schuh-related accruals.


Genesco's long-term strategy is to grow organically through the addition of new stores and through acquisitions. Overall, Genesco has added over 540 stores over the past five years. It added 34 net stores in 2016, the majority being Journey Group stores, and has plans for more in 2017.

In 2016, Genesco acquired Little Burgundy, a small Canadian footwear chain with 37 stores for $35.1 million from the Aldo Group. The acquisition will expand Genesco's presence in the Canadian market.

In Q4 2016, the company sold off the Lids Team Sports division of Lids Sports Group to BSN Sports. The acquisition allows Genesco to focus more on its core operations.

Mergers and Acquisitions

In 2016, Genesco acquired Little Burgundy, a small Canadian footwear chain with 37 stores for $35.1 million from the Aldo Group. The acquisition will expand Genesco’s Canadian e-commerce capabilities.

Genesco Inc.

Nashville, TN 37217-2829
Phone: 1 (615) 367-7000


Employer Type: Publicly Owned
Stock Symbol: GCO
Stock Exchange: , NYSE
Chairman, President, and CEO: Robert J. Dennis
Chief Information and Logistics Officer: Jeff Orton
CFO: Mimi E. Vaughn
Employees (This Location): 150
Employees (All Locations): 30,500

Major Office Locations

Nashville, TN

Other Locations

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