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Top stories on just-style this week... just-style.com | 6 Jun 08

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


US: Collective Brands Q1 profit hit by Adidas legal dispute just-style.com | 5 Jun 08

Collective Brands Inc, the parent of Payless ShoeSource and Stride Rite, has posted a sharp drop in first quarter profit after being hit by charges of $30m to cover potential losses from an ongoing legal dispute.


Top stories on just-style this week... just-style.com | 16 May 08

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


US: Collective Brands to challenge Adidas lawsuit ruling just-style.com | 13 May 08

Collective Brands Inc is to ask a judge to overturn or reduce the $305m it was last week ordered to pay Adidas America Inc for infringing its three-stripe trademark.


US: Adidas settles trademark suit against Kmart just-style.com | 9 May 08

Just two days after winning $305m in a trademark ruling against footwear firm Collective Brands Inc, German sportswear giant Adidas AG is reported to have settled a similar lawsuit against Sears Holdings’ Kmart unit.


US: Adidas wins $305m in Collective Brands lawsuit just-style.com | 7 May 08

Adidas America Inc has been awarded $305m after the federal court in Portland, Oregon ruled that footwear firm Collective Brands Inc infringed its three-stripe trademark.


US: Collective Brands swings to $46.6m Q4 loss just-style.com | 12 Mar 08

The retail slowdown and its acquisition of Stride Rite sent full-year profits into a nose-dive at leading footwear company Collective Brands.


US: Collective Brands to close two distribution centres just-style.com | 12 Mar 08

Footwear company Collective Brands is to close two of its five distribution centres in North America, axing 180 jobs in the process.


US: Tommy Hilfiger to take back footwear license just-style.com | 5 Mar 08

Tommy Hilfiger is to take its men's and women's footwear license back in-house next year, ending a ten year exclusive licensing term with the Stride Rite unit of Collective Brands in the US.


Top stories on just-style this year... just-style.com | 21 Dec 07

Here is a list of the top ten stories published on just-style during the past year. To read the stories in full, please click on the headlines.


US: Stride Rite hires Gregg Ribatt as CEO just-style.com | 13 Dec 07

The Stride Rite Corporation has hired Gregg Ribatt from Stuart Weitzman Holdings to serve as its president and chief executive officer, replacing Rick Thornton who was left the firm to pursue other opportunities.


US: Collective Brands' profit dips amid Stride Rite merger just-style.com | 5 Dec 07

Footwear retailer Collective Brands has reported an 11.8% drop in third quarter net earnings to US$25.5m, in its first financial results since acquiring Stride Rite in August this year.


US: Keds extends Mischa Barton advertising deal just-style.com | 1 Oct 07

Footwear maker The Keds Corporation, a subsidiary of Collective Brands, has extended its global deal with film star Mischa Barton to promote the brand through summer 2008.


US: Collective Brands outlines cost efficiencies just-style.com | 28 Sep 07

Collective Brands Inc yesterday (28 September) told analysts and investors at a meeting in New York that its Stride Rite children’s footwear unit is unlikely to add to earnings in 2008 due to the impact of purchase accounting.


US: Payless ShoeSource completes New York design team just-style.com | 14 Sep 07

Payless ShoeSource has rounded out its recently formed New York design team with three new hires to help develop original designs for the footwear retailer's seasonal collections.


US: Collective Brands promotes Pavelka to top supply chain post just-style.com | 7 Sep 07

Collective Brands Inc, the holding company of Payless ShoeSource, Stride Rite and Collective Licensing International, has promoted Darrel Pavelka to the position of executive vice president, global supply chain.


US: Collective Brands hires Treff as EVP and CAO just-style.com | 5 Sep 07

Collective Brands Inc has hired Douglas Treff as executive vice president and chief administrative officer for Collective Brands and its Payless ShoeSource unit.


US: Collective Brands Q2 net down 23% just-style.com | 30 Aug 07

Lower sales and costs associated with its $900m acquisition of The Stride Rite Corp have pushed Collective Brands, formerly Payless ShoeSource, to a 23% drop in second quarter profit.


US: Payless completes Stride Rite buy, changes name just-style.com | 20 Aug 07

Payless ShoeSource has completed its acquisition of The Stride Rite Corporation and has officially changed its name to Collective Brands Inc.


US: Payless ShoeSource adds Stacey Bendet to designer line-up just-style.com | 4 Jun 07

Footwear retailer Payless ShoeSource has signed a deal with fashion designer Stacey Bendet to create an exclusive footwear collection for its stores.


US: Payless ShoeSource reports 8% Q1 profit pickup just-style.com | 31 May 07

Family footwear purveyor Payless ShoeSource reported slightly higher profits with improvement in sales during the first quarter.


US: Payless ShoeSource to open distribution centre in Ohio just-style.com | 30 May 07

Footwear retailer Payless ShoeSource Inc is to set up a distribution centre in Brookville, Ohio to serve consumers in the eastern half of the US and Canada.


US: Payless ShoeSource COO quits after a month just-style.com | 29 May 07

Payless Shoesource Inc’s chief operating officer has resigned after just over a month in the post.


US: Payless to buy Stride Rite for $800m, change name just-style.com | 23 May 07

Consolidation in the US retail footwear industry advanced another giant step late on Tuesday (22 May) with the announcement that Payless ShoeSource had reached an agreement to acquire wholesaler/retailer Stride Rite Corp for about US$800m plus the assumption of debt.

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