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Caleres looks to grow internationally

Dec 6, 2023 United States
Caleres looks to grow internationally
Looking to expand globally, the US-based footwear company has strengthened its team with the appointment of Erika Mackoul as Senior Vice President of International
In this role, Mackoul and her team will work with Caleres’ brand portfolio leadership to identify and drive strategic growth initiatives globally, focusing on the company’s four leading brands - Sam Edelman, Allen Edmonds, Naturalizer and Vionic. She will report to Caleres president and CEO Jay Schmidt.

“Our international business – a primary accelerant to growth — offers significant upward potential and this requires a singular focus. We are pleased to welcome Erica to the Caleres leadership team. I am confident her knowledge and expertise will accelerate our international growth plans and will support our broader efforts to increase sales, expand earnings and drive shareholder value over the next three years”, Jay Schmidt commented.

Erika Mackoul joins the company from Cole Haan, where most recently she was Vice President of Global Merchandising. In this position, she was responsible for product assortment across 500 stores in 92 countries, overseeing 14 product categories and leading the onboarding of 50 international partners. Furthermore, in her nearly 10 years at Cole Haan, “she held positions of increasing responsibility”, supporting the company’s international expansion. Previously, Mackoul worked in commercial and sales positions at Ralph Lauren/Club Monaco.

“I’m thrilled to be joining Caleres where I can leverage my deep experience in international and merchandising to accelerate the growth of such esteemed brands. I look forward to connecting with our partners over the next several weeks”, she said.


Image Credits: businesswire.com

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