Foot Locker says Q3 comparable sales to experience mid-single digit gains Says making good progress on solid flow of inventory. Says inventory "well-positioned" for upcoming back to school and fall seasons. Still on track to close just over 100 stores this year, but some closures expected to happen at the beginning of FY15. Projecting to open 80 stores this year mostly in Europe and Kids Foot Locker, which is up from the company's initial projection of opening 60 stores. Says has experienced a high-single digit comparable sales gain so far in August. Sees Q3 SG&A improvement of 30-40 basis points. Sees Q3 gross margin up 20-40 basis points. Comments made during the company's Q2 earnings conference call.
Foot Locker appoints Verma as Chief Information Officer Foot Locker (FL) announced the appointment of Pawan Verma as SVP and Chief Information Officer, effective August 10. Verma succeeds Peter Brown, who retired in April. Verma joins Foot Locker from Target (TGT), most recently serving as VP, Digital and Marketing Technologies and Services Platforms.