2013 Summary: Collective Brands, Inc. (Collective Brands)
is a producer of compelling lifestyle, fashion and performance
brands for footwear and related accessories to consumers worldwide.
Collective Brands operates a portfolio of brands and private
brand labels through multiple selling channels, including retail,
wholesale, e-commerce, licensing and franchising. It consists
of three lines of business: Payless ShoeSource (Payless, Collective
Brands Performance Lifestyle Group (PLG) and Collective Licensing.
It operates its business in four segments: Payless Domestic,
Payless International, PLG Wholesale and PLG Retail. As of January
28, 2012, it franchised 143 Payless and 20 PLG Retail stores.
During the fiscal year ended January 28, 2012, it operated a
total of 4,496 retail stores. In October 2012,
Wolverine World Wide Inc announced that a
consortium comprised of
Golden Gate Capital and Blum Capital Partners acquired
2009 Summary:Collective Brands Inc. now ranks
as the largest non-athletic footwear company in the Western
Hemisphere and the largest footwear company in the Western Hemisphere
based on retail stores. The company is organized with three
highly complementary and separate business units that have distinct
missions in terms of their product offering, distribution channels,
brand portfolio, and target customer base:
ShoeSource: on a mission to democratize
fashion and design in footwear and accessories through its
nearly 4,600 store retail chain. Brands for Payless include
Airwalk, American Eagle, Champion, Dexter, Disney, Shaquille
O'Neal-endorsed Dunkman, ABT for Spotlights, and designer
collections: Abaetfor Payless, Lela Rose for Payless and
alice + olivia for Payless.
The Stride Rite Corporation:
centering on premium lifestyle and athletic branded footwear
and high-quality children's footwear sold primarily through
wholesaling arrangements and more than 300 Stride Rite store
locations. Brands for Stride Rite include Stride Rite, Keds,
Sperry Top-Sider, Tommy Hilfiger footwear, Saucony, Hind,
and Robeez, among others.
Collective Licensing International: specializing on
brand management and global licensing of its expanding portfolio
of youth, lifestyle and high-quality fashion athletic brands.
Brands for Collective Licensing include: Airwalk, Vision
Street Wear, Lamar, Sims, LTD, genetic, Dukes, Rage, Ultra-Wheels,
and Skate Attack.
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