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Caleres Names Mike Edwards Famous Footwear President


Mike Edwards, a 12-year veteran of the St. Louis parent, is replacing Molly Adams as president of Famous Footwear. Adams is leaving the retailer tomorrow for another employment opportunity.

Caleres credits Edwards, most recently SVP of digital commerce, planning, allocation and stores, with navigating Famous Footwear through store shutdowns and openings prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. He has also been instrumental in the retailer’s implementation of QuadPay, a curbside service at more than 600 store locations and the coordination of increased store fulfillment activities.

The company is slated to report third quarter results on Friday. In June, Caleres executives told analysts that it was seeing “good momentum at Famous” thanks to its premium brands, growth in the kids’ category and improved consumer engagement and retention in its rewards programs. Second quarter comps rose 13 percent at the chain, which reported 200+ percent ecommerce growth in May.

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