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Retail Profile

Garrett Breton, owner of Comfort One Shoes

Dream Big

On the heels of a major acquisition, Garrett Breton, owner of Comfort One Shoes, maps out an aggressive strategy for further expansion and growth.

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Stan the Man

For more than 50 years, Stanley Eisenman, owner of the eponymous boutique chain based in Fort Worth, TX, has been hitting it out of the park with top-notch service and an unbeatable selection.

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The Long Run

Fleet Feet is already the nation’s largest specialty running retailer. CEO Joey Pointer sees even greater growth opportunities ahead and believes the chain’s brightest days are yet to come. By Greg Dutter

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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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The April/May 2024 Issue

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