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Petah Marian | 4 May 2012

Footwear firm Collective Brands has spent the last five years trying to find a stable footing following the company's formation following Payless ShoeSource's acquisition of Stride Rite in 2007. Here just-style charts some of the key themes and events in the company's tumultuous history.

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Petah Marian | 20 Oct 2011

Footwear retailer Collective Brands is in a state of flux, on the one hand announcing plans to shutter almost 500 stores in the US, but on the other inking deals to expand its distribution in a number of emerging markets. Here CEO Michael Massey speaks to just-style's Petah Marian about how the company is developing its presence overseas and online.

Latest News

Michelle Russell | 16 Dec 2014

US footwear business Crocs has appointed veteran footwear and apparel industry executive Gregg Ribatt as its chief executive officer.


Katie Smith | 18 Feb 2014

Footwear and apparel business Wolverine Worldwide has seen its fourth-quarter loss narrow, after acquisition costs more than halved and sales were slightly higher.


Michelle Russell | 12 Feb 2014

US-based intimate apparel brand Spanx has confirmed its CEO, Laurie Ann Goldman, is leaving the company.


Leonie Barrie | 8 Oct 2013

Footwear business Wolverine Worldwide today (8 October) lifted its full-year earnings guidance after the contribution from newly acquired brands led to a surge in third quarter sales and profit.


Petah Marian | 16 Jul 2013

Australian surfwear brand Billabong will sell its DaKine clothing and accessories brand and let go of chief executive Launa Inman as part of a refinancing deal.


Richard Woodard | 17 Apr 2013

Footwear business Wolverine Worldwide recorded a slight fall in first quarter profit, but saw revenues double thanks to a full quarter’s contribution from newly acquired brands.


Katie Smith | 20 Feb 2013

Footwear maker Wolverine Worldwide has swung to a fourth-quarter loss on the back of costs related to its acquisition of Collective Brands' Performance & Lifestyle Group last year.


Katie Smith | 9 Jan 2013

Footwear chain Payless ShoeSource is laying off some 45 employees at its headquarters in Topeka and eliminating 97 open positions as part of ongoing restructuring efforts.


Katie Smith | 8 Jan 2013

Footwear maker Wolverine Worldwide has today (8 January) outlined a number of organisational changes designed to help drive global growth following its acquisition of Collective Brands' Performance & Lifestyle Group last year.


Katie Smith | 16 Oct 2012

Footwear maker Wolverine Worldwide has lowered its full-year earnings target after posting a 19% drop in third-quarter net profit amid challenging economic trading conditions in Europe.


Petah Marian | 12 Oct 2012

Payless Holdings, which owns Payless ShoeSource and Collective Licensing International, has appointed Paul Jones as CEO.


Petah Marian | 9 Oct 2012

Wolverine Worldwide, Golden Gate Capital and Blum Capital have completed the acquisition of US footwear company Collective Brands.


Petah Marian | 3 Sep 2012

US footwear group Collective Brands has swung to a second-quarter net profit despite closing hundreds of stores.


Stuart Todd | 24 Aug 2012

Footwear company Collective Brands, whose shareholders earlier this week approved a deal to sell it to Wolverine Worldwide and two private equity firms, has set up a subsidiary in France.


Katie Smith | 22 Aug 2012

Shareholders in footwear retailer Collective Brands have approved a deal to sell the company to Wolverine Worldwide and two private equity firms.


Petah Marian | 15 Aug 2012

Collective Brands' shareholders are to vote next week on whether to approve a US$2bn deal that will see the company sold to Wolverine Worldwide and two private equity firms.


Katie Smith | 10 Jul 2012

Footwear maker Wolverine Worldwide posted a 15.2% decline in second-quarter net earnings amid continued macroeconomic uncertainty in Europe.


Petah Marian | 23 May 2012

Collective Brands, the owner of the Payless ShoeSource and Stride Rite chains, has posted a 25.7% jump in first quarter net income on the back of rising revenue.


Petah Marian | 4 May 2012

Top stories on just-style this week included a report on the surge in Sri Lanka's apparel exports, India ending its ban on cotton exports, and the sale of Collective Brands to a consortium made up of Wolverine Worldwide and private equity firms Blum Capital Partners and Golden Gate Capital.


Leonie Barrie | 1 May 2012

A consortium made up of Wolverine Worldwide and private equity firms Blum Capital Partners and Golden Gate Capital has emerged as the winner in the race to buy footwear retailer Collective Brands Inc, after a $2bn deal was agreed today (1 May).


Petah Marian | 30 Apr 2012

Collective Brands has allegedly chosen a group made up of Wolverine World Wide and Golden Gate Capital as the leading contender to buy the company.


Petah Marian | 30 Mar 2012

Shares in footwear company Collective Brands shot up yesterday following reports that South Korean company E-Land Group is planning to make a bid for the company.


Richard Woodard | 29 Feb 2012

Footwear business Collective Brands slid to a fourth quarter net loss of US$41.6m, impacted by one-off charges related to store closures and other expenses.


Leonie Barrie | 23 Feb 2012

Sneaker brand Keds has teamed up with retailer Madewell to launch a limited-edition capsule collection.


Petah Marian | 22 Feb 2012

Collective Brands has inked new licence agreements to take a number of its brands to Mexico, Indonesia, Japan, five South American countries, and the Czech Republic.


Petah Marian | 30 Jan 2012

Footwear brand Sperry Top-Sider today (30 January) announced that it has entered a series of licensing agreements to extend its reach into bags, belts, hosiery, eyewear, swimwear, headware, scarves, gloves and shoe care.

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