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Payless ShoesourceTopeka, Kansas

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Payless ShoeSource is an American discount footwear retailer headquartered in Topeka, Kansas in 1956 by cousins Louis and Shaol Pozez that is a privately held company owned by Blum Capital, and Golden Gate Capital. In 1961, it became a public company as the Volume Shoe Corporation which merged with the May Department Stores Company in 1979. In the 1980s, Payless was widely known in the U.S. for its Pro Wings line of discount sneakers, which often had Velcro straps instead of laces. In 1996, Payless ShoeSource became an independent publicly held company. In 2004, Payless ShoeSource announced it would exit the Parade chain and would close 100 Payless Shoe outlets. On August 17, 2007, the company acquired the Stride Rite Corporation and changed its name to Collective Brands, Inc. The company had a total revenue for 2011 of US$ 3.4 billion. It was announced on May 1, 2012 that the company would be purchased by Wolverine World Wide, Blum Capital, and Golden Gate Capital for US$ 1.32 billion. Circa 1962-63, Volume Shoe company purchased the original Hill Brothers Shoe Company based in Kansas City, Missouri and converted approximately all 25 of their stores to the "Payless" name. In 1971, Volume Shoe obtained the second Hill Brothers Shoe Store chain that was started in St. Louis, Mo in 1956 by Al Melnick and Sol Nathanson with the assistance and aid of the original Hill Brothers in Kansas City. The St. Louis version of "'Hill Brothers Self Service Shoe Store'" went from 3 to 103 stores in the Midwest and South between 1956 and 1971. Volume Shoe originally operated the 103 stores under the "Hill Brothers Self Service" name. Starting in 1972, Volume Shoe began to consolidate stores in proximity and convert others to the "Payless" brand. The St. Louis operation of "'Hill Brothers Self Service'" stores were known for their bare bones minimalism and the slogan "two for five - man alive!", that is, women and childrens shoes were two pair for five dollars.

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Founded: 1956
5 jobs at Payless Shoesource
Director - Major Accounts

The Account Executive will be joining a lean team and will be responsible for driving forward and ma...

Posted 16 days ago

  •   5 - 7 years exp.  •  Retail & Consumer Goods

Amazon Marketplace Channel Manager

Develop a pipeline of opportunities, forecast accurately, and exceed assigned revenue targets and pa...

Posted 37 days ago

  •   5 - 7 years exp.  •  Retail & Consumer Goods

Manager - Stores, Field & .com Planning

Work cross functionally to develop plans, forecasts and control expenses. Lead, support, and develop...

Posted 37 days ago

  •   5 - 7 years exp.  •  Retail & Consumer Goods

eCommerce Manager - Web Analytics

Analyze on-site customer behavior to proactively identify opportunities for site improvements. Mana...

Posted 37 days ago

  •   5 - 7 years exp.  •  Retail & Consumer Goods

Manager - Lease Negotiation

Manage all aspects of the leasing process including negotiation of terms, execution of contracts, an...

Posted 37 days ago

  •   Less than 5 years exp.  •  Retail & Consumer Goods