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ST. LOUIS – Caleres (NYSE:CAL), a diversified portfolio of global footwear brands, announced today the appointment of Andrew Leckie as the new senior vice president and general merchandise manager of Famous Footwear. Leckie will be responsible for guiding the buying and merchandising strategies for the adult athletic, kids, and Canadian segments of the business.
Mike Edwards, president of Famous Footwear, highlighted Leckie’s extensive background in the footwear industry, noting his nearly three decades of experience and a proven track record in merchandise management across North America, including roles with Dick’s Sporting Goods (NYSE:DKS) and Foot Locker (NYSE:FL). Edwards expressed confidence in Leckie’s ability to enhance the company’s product assortment and further develop vendor relationships, which are deemed crucial for Famous Footwear’s growth, particularly among millennial families.
Leckie’s most recent position was as vice president, general merchandise manager of Champs Sports. He expressed enthusiasm about joining Caleres, praising the company’s achievements and expressing his eagerness to leverage his industry experience and vendor relationships to bolster Famous Footwear’s market share and consumer engagement.