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US: Tradecard network grew by 36% in 2011 Leonie Barrie | 19 Jan 12

TradeCard's global network of 10,000 retailers, brands, manufacturers and service providers grew by 36% in 2011, the company revealed this week, as its trading partners continued to embrace the cloud-based platform for end-to-end supply chain visibility.


US: Charges send Collective Brands to Q3 loss Richard Woodard | 22 Nov 11

Charges totalling more than $150m sent footwear firm Collective Brands to a third quarter loss as revenues inched up slightly over the period.


US: Collective brands recalls Keds shoes on cutting risk Petah Marian | 21 Nov 11

US footwear brand Collective Brands has announced the voluntary recall of one of its Keds styles after it received reports of cuts and scratches from parts that came loose.


CHINA: TradeCard expands team for Asia growth Leonie Barrie | 3 Nov 11

TradeCard Inc, the supply chain collaboration platform used by retailers, brands and manufacturers, is expanding in Asia with the addition of former Kurt Salmon consultant Cliff Entrekin to its business development team.


Speaking with style: Michael Massey, CEO, Collective Brands Petah Marian | 20 Oct 11

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.


US: Collective Brands inks global distribution deals Leonie Barrie | 21 Sep 11

Footwear firm Collective Brands has inked new distribution agreements to expand its Sperry Top-Sider, Keds and Saucony brands internationally.


Top stories on just-style this week... Petah Marian | 26 Aug 11

Here is a roundup of the top five most-read articles on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story.


US: Collective Brands to shut 475 Payless, Stride Rite stores Leonie Barrie | 25 Aug 11

Footwear retailer Collective Brands Inc plans to close about 475 under-performing Payless and Stride Rite Children's stores in the next three years, as well as explore strategic options for the business as a whole, after swinging to a second quarter loss of $35m.


US: Collective Brands chief Rubel steps down just-style.com | 16 Jun 11

US footwear group Collective Brands has announced that Matthew Rubel has resigned as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the company.


US: Q1 profit halves at Collective Brands just-style.com | 25 May 11

Footwear retailer Collective Brands Inc has described its first quarter as “challenging” after its net earnings more than halved as sales slumped at its Payless stores in North America.


US: Stride Rite steps into Australia and New Zealand just-style.com | 25 May 11

As part of its ongoing strategy to expand the company's global footprint, Collective Brands' Performance + Lifestyle Group has signed a licensing and retail deal to launch its Stride Rite brand in Australia and New Zealand.


US: Stride Rite heads to Indonesia, Thailand and Korea just-style.com | 25 May 11

Collective Brands’ Performance + Lifestyle Group has signed new deals to take its Stride Rite children's footwear line to Indonesia, Thailand and Korea for the first time.


PHILIPPINES: Collective Brands inks wholesale shoe deal just-style.com | 24 May 11

Collective Brands’ Performance + Lifestyle Group has signed a new wholesale distribution deal for its Saucony, Sperry Top-Sider and Keds brands in the Philippines.


US: Collective Brands narrows Q4 on higher sales just-style.com | 3 Mar 11

Footwear retailer Collective Brands Inc, the parent company of Payless ShoeSource, has only marginally narrowed its fourth quarter loss, after higher sales were partially offset by markdowns and higher product and freight costs.


US: Keds in apparel deal with Li & Fung just-style.com | 25 Feb 11

Sneaker producer Keds has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with global sourcing company Li & Fung to develop a new branded apparel collection.


Forecasting focus key for brands expanding in Asia Leonie Barrie | 13 Dec 10

Foreign companies are flocking to Asia in general and China in particular to boost sales in the hope of offsetting soft demand at home. But while potentially lucrative, such a move is not without its challenges, especially when it comes to forecasting and managing shopper demand across the supply chain.


US: Collective Brands books 29% rise in Q3 earnings just-style.com | 2 Dec 10

Strong sales of its Sperry Top-Sider, Saucony, Keds and Stride Rite brands have helped footwear retailer Collective Brands Inc to a 29% hike in third quarter earnings.


CHINA: Collective Brands to open Stride Rite stores just-style.com | 17 Nov 10

Collective Brands is planning to take its Stride Rite children's footwear brand to China and South East Asia after agreeing a licensing deal with Li & Fung Retailing.


US: Collective signs Payless franchise deals just-style.com | 21 Oct 10

Collective Brands-owned footwear chain Payless ShoeSource has signed two franchise deals to open new stores in Mexico, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.


US: Cohen named chief marketing officer at New York just-style.com | 13 Oct 10

Apparel retailer New York & Company has appointed Eran Cohen to the post of executive vice president, chief marketing officer.


ARGENTINA: Collective expands with Vision Street Wear license just-style.com | 30 Sep 10

Collective Licensing International (CLI), a subsidiary of Collective Brands Inc is to license apparel and skateboarding hardgoods for the Vision Street Wear brand in Argentina.


US: Collective Brands improves Q2 profit just-style.com | 2 Sep 10

Footwear business Collective Brands reported a healthy increase in second quarter profit, despite basically static sales figures.


US: Collective Brands bolsters European ops for growth just-style.com | 29 Jun 10

US-based footwear company Collective Brands has bolstered its set-up in Europe to take advantage of growing demand for brands like Saucony, Keds, Sperry Top-Sider, Stride Rite and Robeez.


US: International growth boosts Collective Brands' Q1 just-style.com | 2 Jun 10

Collective Brands posted a 43% increase in first quarter profit, buoyed by international sales growth of 23.1% from its Payless chain and its Performance and Lifestyle Group (PLG).


US: Stride Rite taps Reebok's Feiner for wholesale role just-style.com | 11 May 10

Footwear retailer and wholesaler The Stride Rite Children's Group has hired Matt Feiner from Reebok as senior vice president for its wholesale operations.


US: Bioworld begins Vision Street Wear license just-style.com | 1 Apr 10

Collective Licensing International (CLI) announced today (1 April) it has started a three-year agreement with Bioworld Merchandising to licence apparel and accessory lines under the Vision Street Wear brand.


US: Collective Brands cuts Q4 loss as margins rise just-style.com | 10 Mar 10

Footwear retailer Collective Brands saw its fourth quarter loss narrow to US$10.9m, compared to $144m last year, as an improved customer focus led to fatter margins.


US: Saucony inks Olympic athlete endorsement deal just-style.com | 10 Feb 10

Sports footwear and apparel brand Saucony has signed US Olympic athlete Wallace Spearmon for a multi-year endorsement contract.


US: Payless and Stride Rite to launch Star Wars shoes just-style.com | 9 Feb 10

The Payless and Stride Rite stores are to launch Star Wars-themed shoes this summer after parent company Collective Brands Inc signed a multi-year licensing deal with Lucasfilm Ltd.


US: Collective Brands buys Above The Rim from Reebok just-style.com | 15 Jan 10

Collective Brands Inc has bought the Above The Rim (ATR) urban basketball brand from Reebok International and plans to expand the line in the US and internationally, it said today (15 January).

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