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With the increase of online shopping these popular Delaware shoe stores may be closing.

It was announced earlier this week that Foot Locker will be closing many of their brick and mortar stores very soon.

The popular store announced that they will close 400 stores by the year 2026.

They will be closing their lowest performing stores.

Foot Lockers plan will include opening new stores however…just with a different concept.

According to Fox News “The company’s new “Lace Up” business plan was revealed by executives at an investor day in New York City on Monday. The plan included opening free-standing shops targeting niche consumers such as sneakerheads, children and higher-income shoppers.”

The company will also look tom refresh its relationship with sportswear brand Nike.

Foot Locker reports that their brick and mortar stores only represent around 10% of their actual sales.

No word on which stores will be closing in the future but there are quite a few in our area including:

4737 Concord Pike Suite 300
Wilmington, DE 19803
514 Christiana Mall
Newark, DE 19702
1250 Baltimore Pike Space 30U
Springfield, PA 19064
1365 North Dupont Highway Suite 4036
Dover, DE 19901
The company also plans to close 125 underperforming Champs Sports stores.
No word on which stores will be closing but according to a press release “The closing stores are in 200 C/D malls and 200 lower-performing A/B malls.”
“Foot Locker has about 1,300 stores in malls in North America. It expects to close as many as 420 by 2026 to focus on its best-performing stores. The company expects to close 25% of its stores in A- and B-rated malls and 50% of its stores in C- and D-rated malls” Business Insider reports.
With the increase of online shopping these popular Delaware shoe stores may be closing in the future.

It was announced earlier this week that Foot Locker will be closing many of their brick and mortar stores very soon.

6 Wilmington Delaware Outdoor Events to Look Forward to This Spring and Summer

With the warm weather right around the corner, we’re all eager to get outside again and enjoy outdoor events. Delaware Reddit chimed in with the Delaware events they’re looking forward to. WJBR will be present and has been present at these events for years! Along with outdoor dining, live music, breweries and wineries opening up, there’s also plenty of outdoor events to look forward to this Spring and Summer. Mark your calendars for these special events and plan to attend them!

Wilmington is constantly growing and hosting new events, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see more start popping up. These events are staples of Delaware and are really just a glimpse of the special things that go on in the small state.

  • Point to Point at Winterthur

    Hosted on Sunday May 7th, 2023 at Winterthur. Each year crowds gather to tailgate the Point to Point steeplechase, along with pageantry and fun for the whole family. This event is extremely popular within the Northern Delaware area especially. This event has been going on for 45 years.

  • Ladybug Festival

    Hosted on June 2nd, 2023 in Wilmington. The Ladybug Festival is a music festival featuring solely women musicians, bands, and performers. It’s a celebration of women and music and it’s all hosted in the core of Wilmington. This event has been going on since 2012.

  • Greek Festival

    Hosted June 5th thru June 10th in Wilmington, Delaware. The Greek Festival is home to the Greek community and all who wish to learn more about the culture, try their foods and drinks, and do a bit of dancing. There’s even a fun zone for kids and families, as well as an open market for arts and crafts by vendors.

  • Italian Festival

    Dates to be announced. Hosted in Wilmington Delaware. The Italian Festival in Wilmington is similar to the Greek Festival and aren’t to far apart from one another. There’s plenty of food, drinks, Italian culture and customs, and dancing.

  • Clifford Brown Jazz Festival

    Dates to be announced. Hosted in Rodney Square. The Clifford Brown Jazz Festival is the largest free jazz festival on the East Coast and attracts people from all over.

  • Wilmington Grand Prix

    Hosted May 19th thru May 21, 2023. The Wilmington Grand Prix is an early-season stop on USA Cycling’s (USAC) National Racing Calendar, which is made up of the top bike races in America.



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