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Retail Profile

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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New Beginnings

Three veteran executives take the reins of three classic American brands, detailing their plans, outlining their unique strengths and defining why they are dream jobs.

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Queen Bee

Elizabeth Todd, owner of The Shoe Hive, generates a steady buzz thanks to her sharp eye for spotting the latest trends that keep a swarm of customers returning time and again.

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Norm to the Core

Mark Lardie, CEO of Rack Room Shoes and Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse chains, proudly embraces the traditional family footwear format—and here’s why.

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The April/May 2022 Issue

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