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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.


Leonie Barrie | 1 Sep 2009

Kids aren’t the only ones dreading going back-to-school; this year retailers too are fearful that the second busiest shopping season after Christmas will fail to deliver a much-needed boost to their finances. While forecasts suggest consumer spending is likely to slow, value retailers and discounts are set to win the day, as Leonie Barrie reports.


Leonie Barrie | 1 Sep 2009

Kids aren’t the only ones dreading going back-to-school; this year retailers too are fearful that the second busiest shopping season after Christmas will fail to deliver a much-needed boost to their finances. While forecasts suggest consumer spending is likely to slow, value retailers and discounts are set to win the day, as Leonie Barrie reports.


just-style.com | 5 Aug 2003

Catalogue and online direct selling will offer the best opportunities for footwear retailers through 2007, as will emphasis on targeting younger segments of the population. A new report from Mintel also predicts that the value-priced channel will continue taking sales from moderately priced retailers and increase its sales by 22 per cent through 2007.

Latest Interviews

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.

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Michelle Russell | 11 Aug 2017

US footwear giant Payless ShoeSource has emerged from Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection with "substantial liquidity" after eliminating around US$435m in debt.


Michelle Russell | 5 Apr 2017

US footwear giant Payless ShoeSource has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection in a move that will see the closure of around 400 stores.


Katie Smith | 31 Jul 2014

Authentic Brands Group (ABG) is adding to its growing portfolio by acquiring the Collective Licensing International footwear brands from Payless ShoeSource for an undisclosed sum.


Michelle Russell | 14 Nov 2013

Reliance Retail has entered into a franchise agreement with US-based footwear chain Payless ShoeSource in India.


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 | 30 Oct 2012

Women's wear retailer Christopher & Banks has appointed former Payless ShoeSource chief executive LuAnn Via as its new president and CEO.


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.


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.


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.


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).


Katie Smith | 12 Apr 2012

Footwear chain Payless ShoeSource has appointed Michele Bergerac as senior vice president and general merchandise manager of its women's and accessories collections.


Leonie Barrie | 6 Feb 2012

Footwear retailer Payless ShoeSource has signed two new franchise deals that will see stores open in Korea, Thailand and Vietnam for the first time later this year.


Leonie Barrie | 31 Aug 2011

Footwear retailer Payless ShoeSource is extending its tie-up with designer Christian Siriano after adding a wider assortment, lower prices and a new Christian Siriano for Payless Gold Label to his autumn designs.


just-style.com | 15 Jul 2011

Footwear chain Payless ShoeSource is set to launch its teen footwear collection Brash later this year, through its partnership with musical artist Sierra Kusterbeck.


just-style.com | 13 Apr 2011

Footwear retailer Payless ShoeSource has named Andrew Meyer as senior vice president and general merchandise manager for its women's and accessories businesses, joining the company from the Famous Footwear unit of Brown Shoe Corporation.


just-style.com | 3 Mar 2011

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.


just-style.com | 28 Jan 2011

US footwear retailer Payless ShoeSource has promoted Vincent DeSantis to senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Payless.


just-style.com | 26 Oct 2010

Footwear chain Payless ShoeSource Inc has signed a new multi-year deal with designer Christian Siriano following the success of his initial collection which was launched last autumn.


just-style.com | 26 Oct 2010

Footwear chain Payless ShoeSource Inc has signed a new multi-year deal with designer Christian Siriano following the success of his initial collection which was launched last autumn.


just-style.com | 21 Oct 2010

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


just-style.com | 13 Oct 2010

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


just-style.com | 13 Sep 2010

Payless ShoeSource has announced that its 'Isabel Toledo for Payless' fall collection is now available at stores across the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, the Philippines, countries in the Middle East, and Russia.

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