Hat World Inc. is a famous athletic headwear retailer. It is an American company founded in 1995 which operates under the Hat World and the LIDS brands with various stores from Canada, Puerto Rico, to the U.S.The major chunk of their stores operate in factory outlet centres and shopping malls. It is based in Indianapolis, Indiana.Genesco Inc, a footwear retailer, first acquired Hat World Inc. back in 2004 April and it currently operates as one subsidiary. LIDS Sports Group, which operates from within Hat World, Inc., comprises of various offshoots such as the LIDS Clubhouse retail stores, the LIDS retail headwear stores, the speciality fan retail chain of the LIDS locker room and its Internet businesses namely, and www.lids.ca and www.lids.com. It is basically a subsidiary branch of Genesco. They’re known to produce sporting goods, apparel, header etc. Of the various divisions that they’re known to have are: LIDS locker room, LIDS team sports and LIDS clubhouse. The retail businesses which function out of Indianapolis, Indiana make up an average of over 1000 mall-based, factory outlet and street-level locations across the nation as well as in Puerto Rico and Canada. These retail stores that LIDS has to offer a variety of items in different categories. From speciality fashion categories to branded and licensed professional sports teams or even college categories, these are all categories that are made available to their customers. They are available in various sizes and colours. Most of these retail stores are known to function out of malls. They also provide their customers with the option of custom embroidery.