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Job cuts on the cards at Payless ShoeSource? Beth Wright | 23 Nov 17

Job cuts could be on the cards at US footwear giant Payless ShoeSource as the retailer, which emerged from Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection in August, has announced a series of initiatives it says will increase efficiencies – including plans to "streamline" its corporate headquarters.


Payless ShoeSource emerges from Chapter 11 Michelle Russell | 11 Aug 17

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


Payless ShoeSources to close 400 stores amid Chapter 11 Michelle Russell | 5 Apr 17

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


US: Authentic buys footwear brands from Payless Katie Smith | 31 Jul 14

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.


US: Payless ShoeSource axes 45 HQ jobs Katie Smith | 9 Jan 13

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.


US: Christopher & Banks taps Payless exec as CEO Katie Smith | 30 Oct 12

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


US: Payless Holdings names Jones as CEO Petah Marian | 12 Oct 12

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


US: Collective Brands sale completes Petah Marian | 9 Oct 12

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


US: Shareholders approve Collective Brands sale Katie Smith | 22 Aug 12

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


US: Collective Brands shareholders to vote on sale Petah Marian | 15 Aug 12

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.


US: Collective Brands Q1 net income rises 26% Petah Marian | 23 May 12

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.


Spotlight on... Collective Brands' search for steady footing Petah Marian | 4 May 12

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.


US: Collective Brands to be sold in $2bn deal Leonie Barrie | 1 May 12

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).


US: Payless ShoeSource names Bergerac SVP and GMM Katie Smith | 12 Apr 12

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


US: Payless to step into Korea, Thailand and Vietnam Leonie Barrie | 6 Feb 12

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.


US: Payless expands Christian Siriano collection Leonie Barrie | 31 Aug 11

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.


US: Payless to launch Brash teen footwear range just-style.com | 15 Jul 11

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


US: Payless taps Meyer as women's merchandise manager just-style.com | 13 Apr 11

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.


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: Payless promotes DeSantis to chief marketing officer just-style.com | 28 Jan 11

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


US: Payless extends design deal with Christian Siriano just-style.com | 26 Oct 10

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.


US: Payless extends design deal with Christian Siriano just-style.com | 26 Oct 10

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.


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.


US: Payless launches Isabel Toledo range just-style.com | 13 Sep 10

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.


US: Payless launches latest toning shoe Joe Ayling | 9 Mar 10

US retailer Payless ShoeSource has released a new toning shoe by sports brand Champion, hot on the heels of a surge in demand for workout shoes.


PHILIPPINES: Payless signs Philippine franchise deal just-style.com | 2 Dec 09

Payless ShoeSource is to launch its brand in the Philippines following an an agreement with franchise partner Stores Specialists.


In the money: Back-to-school sums don’t add up Leonie Barrie | 1 Sep 09

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.


In the money: Back-to-school sums don’t add up Leonie Barrie | 1 Sep 09

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.


US: Collective Brands to open Payless in Russia just-style.com | 1 Sep 09

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

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