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Shoewear giant taps veteran to head up new division


The parent company of Famous Footwear is expanding its men's and international operations.

Caleres has tapped Malcolm Robinson as president of the company’s new men’s and international division. He will oversee the strategic growth initiatives for the Caleres men’s brands, as well as expand an international footprint across the company’s portfolio.

Robinson most recently served as executive VP at One Jeanswear Group - William Rast Division, responsible for the overall in-store marketing and sales strategy of the licensed William Rast brand. Prior to that, he served as CEO and board member of Tommie Copper and president at Maidenform Brands. He also served as group president of wholesale sportswear at Phillips Van Heusen, and as an executive VP at Gant Corporation.

“Malcolm brings over three decades of deep experience in men’s apparel, brand positioning, merchandising and managing global brands,” said Diane Sullivan, CEO, president and chairman of Caleres. “I’m delighted to have him join us, and to add this role, which will position us to build on our successes in the two significant areas of potential in men’s footwear and the international arena.”

Caleres operates over 1,200 retail stores, the majority under the Famous Footwear banner. Its portfolio of brands include Sam Edelman, Allen Edmonds, Franco Sarto, Vince, Via Spiga, George Brown Bilt, Diane von Furstenberg, Naturalizer, Dr. Scholl's Shoes, and LifeStride.

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