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Putting the “O” In Optimism

September 6th, 2017

Joe Ouaknine, CEO of Titan Industries, offers his take on the retail turmoil, the perceived Amazon threat, endless competition and why, despite it all, the company is on pace for a record year.

The Shoe Saviour

August 1st, 2017

Bruce Katz, CEO of Samuel Hubbard, on how the company’s old-fashioned approach to designing shoes and building a brand is a blast from the past that’s taking the market by storm.

Balancing Act

July 1st, 2017

More than a year after being named president of Dansko, Jim Fox details the delicate balance needed to succeed in today’s topsy-turvy retail landscape.

Family Matters

May 31st, 2017

Kevin Bosco, president of Bos. & Co.—distributors of Fly London and makers of Softinos and a namesake brand—on building a wholesale business the old-fashioned way: through great products and loyal relationships.

Fresh Perspective

April 26th, 2017

Glen Barad, president of Taos Footwear, on how the brand’s number-one goal—to generate repeat customers—serves as the basis for its every move.

Returning Champion

February 2nd, 2017

Marking his first year back, Clarks Americas President Gary Champion reports on righting the ship and steaming toward bigger and better results.

Home Field Advantage

January 5th, 2017

With a proven track record, Scott Home, president of Fashion Major Brands (distributor of Coolway, Musse & Cloud and Freestyle by Coolway) is building the business the old-fashioned way: great products, partnerships and passion.

Change Agent

November 30th, 2016

Philippe Meynard, CEO and president of Earth Shoes, is ushering in a slew of changes in an effort to adapt the company amid a retail shakeout for the ages.

Family Ties

October 24th, 2016

Todd Wolff, president of Wolff Shoe Company, makers of Sesto Meucci, Vaneli and Eric Javits brands, on leading the fourth-generation, family-owned company during a paradigm shift in retail.

Taking Stock

September 1st, 2016

David Kahan, CEO of Birkenstock Americas, on the brand-wide plan to do the right thing—even if it means pulling the cork on the world’s fastest growing retailer.