Chief Financial Officer
Robert C. Donohoo
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Senior Vice President of Retail Operations and International
Payless Shoes was founded in the year 1956. The company has been active for almost 63 years now. The founders of the company were Louis Pozez and Shaol Pozez. In 1971, Volume Shoe obtained the second Hill Brothers Shoe Store chain that was started in St Louis 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 the year 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 was known for their bare-bones minimalism and the slogan two for five-man alive, that is, women and children's shoes were two pair for five dollars. Payless bought Picway Shoes from the Kobacker department store chain in the year 1994. In the year 2000, the company had entered into a joint venture to expand into the Central American region. Then in the year 2017, the company had filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. As of the year 2019, the company had filed bankruptcy for the second time. The headquarters of the company is based in 1801 SW Wanamaker Rd F8. The name of the place is Topeka, while the name of the state is Kansas, USA. The pin code is 66604.
Payless Shoes is a American company that is focused on designing, development and also supplying various kinds of footwear, to its customers in the USA. The current CEO of the company is W Paul Jones. As of the year 2017, the total revenue generated by the company is more than $3 billion. Also, the number of employees working at the company, as of the year 2017, is more than 18,000. The company has its presence in more than 3400 locations across 40 countries as of the year 2018.
The primary services provided by the company include allowing customers and clients to have a retail presence in order to purchase various kinds of footwear at a discount, that are marketed and sold by the company itself.
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