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US: Brausch to helm Collective Brands PLG International | 15 Jan 10

Apparel group Collective Brands has appointed Dan Brausch to head the international team of its Performance and Lifestyle Group (PLG), with effect from 20 January.

US: Collective Brands names Stride Rite group retail head | 16 Dec 09

Footwear retailer Collective Brands Inc has promoted John D Smith to the post of senior vice president and general manager of retail for its Performance + Lifestyle Group (PLG), which includes the 360-store Stride Rite chain.

US: Stride Rite appoints president | 7 Dec 09

The Stride Rite Children's Group (SRCG) has appointed Sharon John as its unit president. She will begin her new role in late December.

US: Collective Brands earnings down despite sales rise | 3 Dec 09

Footwear retail group Collective Brands has reported a 22% fall in third quarter net earnings, despite improving sales during the period.

US: Collective Brands renames Stride Rite unit | 22 Sep 09

Collective Brands Inc has renamed its Stride Rite division in a move intended to better reflect the company’s broad range of performance and lifestyle brands.

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INSIGHT: Collective Brands sales fall in Q2 | 3 Sep 09

Collective Brands has seen a fall in its second quarter sales. However, net earnings were up on a favourable comparison to the same period last year when the company took a hit on litigation costs.

US: Collective Brands to open Payless in Russia | 1 Sep 09

US footwear retailer Collective Brands has announced plans to launch its Payless ShoeSource chain in Russia.

US: Stride Rite closes distribution centre, 120 jobs go | 15 Jul 09

Footwear retailer Stride Rite is to shutter its distribution centre in Huntington, Indiana in September with the loss of 120 jobs.

UAE: Payless expands Middle Eastern presence | 18 Jun 09

Payless ShoeSource has continues its expansion in the Middle East with the opening of its fourth store in the region and first in the United Arab Emirates.

US: Cost cutting boosts Collective Brands Q1 profit | 4 Jun 09

Footwear retailer Collective Brands Inc has nearly doubled its first quarter profit, helped by lower costs and higher sales in its children’s business.

US: Payless ShoeSource opens first Middle East stores | 31 Mar 09

Footwear retail giant Payless ShoeSource has taken a major step in its international expansion effort with the first store openings in the eastern hemisphere.

US: Collective Brands Q4 loss widens to US$144m | 11 Mar 09

Footwear operator Collective Brands posted a fourth quarter loss of US$144m, substantially up on last year’s figure of $46.6m, as comparable store sales fell 6.6%.

US: “Resilient” Collective Brands nearly doubles Q3 profit | 4 Dec 08

One-off gains and steady sales helped footwear operator Collective Brands to nearly double its third quarter profit to US$47.5m.

US: Collective Brands promotes Boessen to CFO post | 2 Dec 08

US footwear company Collective Brands has promoted Douglas Boessen to the post of division senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer.

US: Keds names new brand president | 13 Nov 08

Casual footwear maker Keds has appointed Kristin Kohler Burrows as its new president, with responsibility for helping to reinvigorate the Keds, PRO-Keds and Grasshoppers brands.

US: Payless ShoeSource to launch green footwear line | 13 Oct 08

Footwear retailer Payless ShoeSource is to launch a low-priced eco-friendly shoe and handbag line and has signed an eco consultant to help drive ‘green’ innovation across the range.

Top stories on just-style this week... | 19 Sep 08

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US: Collective Brands sees Adidas fine cut to $65.3m | 15 Sep 08

Damages due to be paid by footwear company Collective Brands to sporting goods firm Adidas Group in a trademark infringement lawsuit have been slashed by 75%.

US: Tom Morgan named SVP of global sales at Keds Group | 15 Sep 08

Footwear firm The Stride Rite Corporation has named Tom Morgan to the newly created position of senior vice president of global sales of its Keds Group, and general manager of the PRO-Keds brand.

US: Collective earnings hit by K-Swiss and Adidas litigation | 5 Sep 08

US footwear chain operator Collective Brands has posted second quarter 2008 net earnings of US$8.1m, down from $24.9m in Q2 last year, but including $36.2m in pre-tax expenses related to litigation associated with K-Swiss and Adidas court rulings.

Top stories on just-style this week... | 5 Sep 08

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US: Collective signs Payless franchise deal in Middle East | 3 Sep 08

Collective Brands and its Payless ShoeSource unit have announced plans for expansion into the Middle East region, signing an agreement with retail franchisee MH Alshaya.

CANADA: Stride Rite to close Robeez Canadian HQ | 1 Aug 08

Footwear company Stride Rite Corporation is to close the Canadian headquarters of its Robeez unit, outsourcing manufacturing and switching back-office functions to the US.

US: K-Swiss Q2 profit soars on litigation payment | 31 Jul 08

A $30m trademark infringement settlement has helped athletic footwear maker K-Swiss Inc to a three-fold rise in second quarter profit – and given it a strong balance sheet as it tries to reposition its brands.

US: American Eagle wins injunction against Payless | 17 Jul 08

A US court has issued a preliminary injunction against discount shoe chain Payless ShoeSource Inc after deciding that its use of the American Eagle mark for footwear and bags infringes the trademark of youth apparel retailer American Eagle Outfitters Inc.

US: Charming Shoppes president and CEO resigns | 9 Jul 08

US retailer Charming Shoppes has announced the resignation of Dorrit J Bern as its president and chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors.

US: Collective Brands names Via as new Payless chief | 9 Jul 08

Collective Brands has named LuAnn Via, most recently group divisional president of Charming Shoppes' Lane Bryant and Cacique retail chains, as president and chief executive officer of its footwear chain Payless ShoeSource.

US: Collective Brands to pay $30m in K-Swiss lawsuit | 30 Jun 08

Less than a month after being ordered to pay $305m to settle a trademark infringement dispute with Adidas America Inc, footwear firm Collective Brands Inc has agreed to pay $30m to K-Swiss Inc to settle a similar allegation against its Payless ShoeSource unit.

US: Collective Brands CFO to retire | 26 Jun 08

Ullrich E Porzig, the senior vice president and CFO of Collective Brands, has announced his retirement.



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