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Gap exec moving over to specialty athletic retailer


A store development executive from Gap Inc. has been tapped to head up real estate for Foot Locker.

Foot Locker announced the appointment of Scott Martin as senior VP – real estate, effective June 13. Martin succeeds Jeffrey Berk, who retired in April after almost 20 years with the company.

Martin, who will be responsible for the development and implementation of the company's global real estate strategy, joins Foot Locker from Gap, where he has worked since 2014 as VP, store development, Asia Pacific. He previously held senior strategy and store development roles at other large retailers including Starbucks Coffee, Home Depot, and Sears Holdings.

"Through our remodel and vendor partnership programs, each of our banners has created a strong in-store experience designed especially for that banner's core customer," said Richard Johnson, chairman of the board and CEO of Foot Locker. "We are pleased that Scott is joining us and bringing his strong experience at similar leading global companies as we continue to execute our existing real estate strategies and lay the groundwork for the next generation of exciting customer experiences across all of our channels."

Foot Locker, as of April 30, 2016, operated 3,396 stores in 23 countries in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.
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