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Robert J. Dennis, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Genesco, said, "We are disappointed with our second quarter earnings performance. Solid comparable sales gains and a strong topline performance in our direct businesses were not enough to offset a sales and gross margin shortfall...

“Bob is truly an authority in this segment of specialty retail and I look forward to working closely with him in this new role,” said Bill Kirkendall, Running Specialty Group president. Wallace founded the premier retail chain RunOn! which was acquired by RSG in 2012....

“Our second quarter results reflect the health of both our retail and wholesale businesses, as we continue to benefit from — and expand on — our portfolio realignment efforts,” said Diane Sullivan, CEO, president and chairman of Brown Shoe Company. “At Famous Footwear, our focus...

The National Retail Federation has estimated that back-to-school shopping will increase about 5 percent over last year, with parents spending an average of $670 per child, including clothes, shoes, school supplies and electronics. The average for elementary students is about $100 less than for students...