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Filling in the Dots

December 1st, 2015

Jan Brinkmann, president of Tamaris USA, on the leading European lifestyle brand’s launch stateside—and why timing, analytics and great shoes are the key ingredients in its recipe for success.

Family Values

October 27th, 2015

Bruce Munro, CEO of Munro & Co., reflects on how recent sourcing model changes and a fresh distribution partnership mark a new era.

For the Love of the Game

September 4th, 2015

Killick Datta, CEO of International Brand Partners LLC, makers of Ccilu, on how the company is just getting started.

American Accent

August 4th, 2015

Tracy Smith, president of U.S. operations for Geox, is leading the Italian lifestyle brand’s re-launch with a decidedly stateside approach to operations, product and marketing.

Here’s the Story

July 7th, 2015

Solomon Dabah, president of Vida Brands—makers of Jambu, André Assous, Kensie, XOXO and Carter’s, among others—on how the family-owned company’s broad portfolio has become a go-to resource.

Dialing It Up

June 2nd, 2015

With new digs and two new brands added to the portfolio, Kevin Mancuso, CEO of White Mountain Footwear, explains why the timing is right for rapid expansion.

Simon Says

April 27th, 2015

Five strategies for success from business innovator and leadership expert Simon Sinek.

Rave On

March 4th, 2015

Chris Gallagher, president and CEO of Vionic Group, on why the comfort brand’s market-disrupter premise is drawing rave reviews to the tune of double-digit sales gains.

Straight from the Source

February 3rd, 2015

Sourcing expert Larry Paparo, president and CEO of LJP International, licensee for Nine West Kids, Mootsies Tootsies and Robert Graham, on how its recipe of trust, experience, common sense and old-fashioned hard work is driving growth.

A Life’s Work

January 5th, 2015

Now at the helm of the family business, Anthony Diks, CEO of Wolky, discusses how the Euro comfort brand is skewing younger and aiming to be a year-round resource.