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Retail Profile

The Heel Deal

Troy Dempsey, owner of The Heel Shoe Fitters, a one-store juggernaut, on the steadfast goal of being the world’s best shoe store, an elusive yet highly rewarding endeavor.

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Welcome Home

John Daher, owner of Shoebox and Co., returns to his retail roots with a fresh concept in a picturesque Maine resort town.

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Barn Burner

On the heels of a record year that blazed past the $1billion sales mark, Boot Barn’s growth is just heating up.

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Big Act to Follow

Shoe Carnival is setting the stage to becoming a multi-billion-dollar powerhouse over the next decade via expansion, acquisitions and market share conquests.

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Reyers Goes to the Mall

After more than 135 years in freestanding and strip locations—including one billed as the “world’s largest shoe store”—Reyers has relocated to a mall, of all places. Here’s why.

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Opportunity Knocks

Beck’s Shoes, the Silicon Valley-based comfort and work chain, is expanding amid a pandemic and ongoing retail apocalypse, seeing tremendous opportunities despite the historic headwinds.

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Pass It On

More independent retailers are handing their stores down from one generation to the next. But making the move can be a challenge.

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Gut Check

The full remodel of the Saxon Shoes flagship wasn’t necessarily planned, but it turned out to be a case of perfect timing.

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The Perfect Solution

True to his company’s name, Ray Margiano offers Foot Solutions for customers in need by expanding his pedorthics-meets-fashion concept
one franchise at a time.

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The June 2023 Issue

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