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US: Payless to remain at acquired Wisebuys stores | 20 Mar 08

Footwear firm Payless Shoesource has confirmed that its store-in-store concept will remain in the former Wisebuys stores it offloaded to Seaway Valley Capital Corporation last year, which are being converted to Hackett’s stores.

US: Collective Brands to close two distribution centres | 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.

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

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US: Stride Rite hires Gregg Ribatt as CEO | 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: Payless ShoeSource to step into Colombia through JV | 19 Oct 07

Footwear retailer Payless ShoeSource is to enter the Colombian market with ten new stores expected to open beginning in summer and early autumn 2008.

US: Payless recalls guitar zipper girls' boots | 18 Oct 07

US footwear retailer Payless ShoeSource is recalling its black jewelled girls’ boots with a guitar shaped zipper, because the zipper pulls can interlock and cause children to trip and fall.

US: Collective Brands outlines cost efficiencies | 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 hires Ramsland to steer international merchandising | 20 Sep 07

Footwear retailer Payless ShoeSource has hired Scott Ramsland as senior vice president and international general merchandising manager, leading the team responsible for product direction and overall merchandising strategy in global markets.

US: Payless ShoeSource completes New York design team | 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 | 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 | 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% | 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 | 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 recalls around 270,000 more clogs | 18 Jul 07

Footwear retailer Payless ShoeSource has recalled a further 270,000 children’s clog shoes due to a choking hazard.

US: Payless ShoeSource signs Dexter retail deal | 26 Jun 07

Payless ShoeSource has signed a multi-year agreement to exclusively sell the Dexter footwear line in the US and the rest of the western hemisphere.

US: Stride Rite Q2 profit falls 16% ahead of Payless deal | 26 Jun 07

Slumping wholesale sales in its children's group have dented second quarter results at footwear maker The Stride Rite Corporation, pushing down profit by 16%.

US: Neil Fiske joins Eddie Bauer as CEO | 18 Jun 07

Neil Fiske has resigned as chief executive officer of Limited Brands’ Bath and Body Works unit to join Eddie Bauer Holdings as president and CEO, effective 9 July.

US: Neal, May appointed to top posts at Limited Brands | 18 Jun 07

Limited Brands on Friday (15 June) appointed Diane Neal chief executive officer of its Bath and Body Works division and Bill May chief operating officer of Victoria’s Secret Stores.

US: Nike and Brooks settle Tailwind logo row | 15 Jun 07

Nike has reportedly settled its lawsuit with running shoe maker Brooks over the logo design on one of its footwear lines.

US: Payless ShoeSource adds Stacey Bendet to designer line-up | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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.

US: Brooks Sports sues Nike and Payless over Tailwind logo | 11 May 07

Brooks Sports Inc is suing Nike, its wholly owned subsidiary Exeter Brands Group, and Payless ShoeSource over the logo design of their lower-priced Tailwind line.

US: Payless recalls children’s clog shoes on choking hazard | 3 May 07

Footwear retailer Payless ShoeSource is voluntarily recalling approximately 690,000 pairs of children's Airwalk Compel shoes because of a risk that plastic rivets used to attach the strap to the shoe can detach and pose a choking hazard.

US: Fenaroli joins Payless in corporate strategy post | 1 May 07

Paul Fenaroli, previously one of Sears’ top strategists, has joined Payless ShoeSource as division senior vice president of corporate strategy.

US: American Eagle sues Payless over brand name | 23 Apr 07

Warrendale, Pennsylvania-based American Eagle Outfitters said Friday that it filed suit in US District Court for the eastern district of New York alleging that Payless ShoeSource’s use of the American Eagle footwear mark is confusing to consumers.

US: Bill May joins Payless ShoeSource as COO | 12 Apr 07

Bill May has been appointed to the new post of executive vice president and chief operating officer of Payless ShoeSource, effective 23 April.

US: Payless buys Collective International for $91m, swings to Q4 profit | 7 Mar 07

Footwear retailer Payless ShoeSource on Tuesday (6 March) said it swung to a fourth quarter profit and revealed plans to buy skate and snowboard licensing company Collective International for approximately $91m.






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