Destination Shopping: How to Build a Must-Have Brand Roster

A change is underway in footwear and fashion, as major vendors have focused on strengthening their own digital channels to enable direct-to-consumer selling. That’s leaving many retailers with holes in their revenue streams and fewer options to drive traffic.

When DSW parent company Designer Brands looked ahead 5 years ago, they saw this challenge on the horizon. And as a brand of brands, they knew a new strategy was needed. By acquiring Canadian footwear retailers The Shoe Company and Shoe Warehouse, and global design and sourcing experts Camuto Group in 2018, they embarked on a transformational journey to become brand builders and control their own destiny – inspiring customers’ self-expression every step of the way.

In this Footwear News digital event, executives from the company will open their playbook and share insights on how to remain at the top of the shifting retail game.

Jared Poff, EVP & Transformation Leader, Designer Brands
Jim Weinberg, Chief Merchandising Officer, DSW
Mary Turner, President, Designer Brands Canada
Nikara Johns, Senior Editor, FN

This presentation will cover:
• Advice on identifying and acting on key trends and market opportunities
• Insights into cultivating game-changing partnerships
• Strategies for recruiting and developing talented teams with skills to shape the future of your business
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    Jared Poff
    EVP & Transformation Leader, Designer Brands
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    Mary Turner
    President, Designer Brands Canada
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    Jim Weinberg
    Chief Merchandising Officer, DSW
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    Nikara Johns
    Senior Editor, FN