Rack Room Shoes announces Brian Burnett to succeed Terry Apple as Vice President and General Merchandise Manager

CHARLOTTE, N.C., 2016-Aug-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rack Room Shoes today (AUGUST 29, 2016 ) announced that footwear industry veteran Brian Burnett will succeed Terry Apple as Vice President and General Merchandise Manager on Thursday, Sept. 1. Apple, who currently serves as VP/GMM, will work with Burnett to ensure a seamless and orderly transition for an extended length of time.

A long time senior executive, Apple is known for a wide variety of company accomplishments that include setting new sales records for the brand, while overseeing the Mens’, Womens’, Athletics, Childrens’ and Accessories Buying Departments.

“Rack Room Shoes has accomplished more than I ever could have dreamed when I arrived 14 years ago,” said Apple. “I’m confident that this move ensures the company’s long-term success, and I look forward to working closely with Brian throughout the transition period.”

A footwear industry veteran, Burnett brings nearly 20 years of experience in strategy development, category management, merchandising and a variety of marketing skills to his new position. Previously, he served as Vice President, DMM Footwear and Socks for Denver-based Sports Authority, where he also held an earlier role as Senior Buyer – Men’s Athletic and Lifestyle Footwear.

Burnett will be responsible for the strategy behind Rack Room Shoes’ entire merchandising division. He was recently named to the 2015 SportsOneSource SGB 40 Under 40 list.

“A successful transition will allow us to maintain our positive sales momentum of the last five years,” said Mark Lardie, President and CEO of Rack Room Shoes. “Terry is my close, personal friend of 30 years and has been a beloved member of our team. With this announcement, we wish him the best and welcome Brian, his wife and two children to the Rack Room Shoes family.”

About Rack Room Shoes
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Rack Room Shoes is the family footwear retailer of choice. Known as an innovator in the shoe industry for more than 90 years, Rack Room Shoes offers a wide selection of nationally recognized and private brands of shoes for men, women and children in comfort, dress, casual and athletic categories. For more information, visit Rack Room Shoes’ website at www.rackroomshoes.com.

Media Contacts:
Kim Banks
704-953-9303
kim@fullcirclepr.com

Brenda Christmon
704-491-1850
bchristmon@rackroom.com

Source:  Rack Room Shoes

Rack Room Shoes introduces new mobile app

Charlotte, N.C., 2016-Aug-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Family footwear retailer, Rack Room Shoes announced today the release of a mobile application to enhance loyalty and customer engagement. The app offers a seamless mobile experience intended to unite online and offline shopping experiences. Users can enjoy exclusive, app-only savings – and easily browse and purchase footwear from the retailer’s extensive offering of brand name shoes for men, women and children.

The company’s investment in the mobile platform is part of a larger effort to grow the retailer’s omnichannel initiatives that put the customer experience at the center of the business.

“Our core customer is short on time – she values easy and efficient shopping solutions. The app allows her to purchase trend-right shoes for her family, now with more convenience than ever,” said Mark Lardie, Rack Room Shoes president and CEO. “From price and purchase to support and service, she can count on an excellent and continuous experience across all of Rack Room Shoes’ platforms.”

In addition to expanding its e-commerce capabilities, through the app, Rack Room Shoes allows customers to enroll and track their earning progress in the company’s Rewards program.

Other features include the ability to receive alerts about recent orders, identify store locations, track shipments and make quick returns using purchase histories. Customer Care representatives are also readily available to assist customers through the app’s live chat feature. The retailer’s full catalog of comfort, dress, casual and athletic products can be purchased through the mobile app, which is available for free download in the App Store.

About Rack Room Shoes Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Rack Room Shoes is the family footwear retailer of choice. Known as an innovator in the shoe industry for more than 90 years, Rack Room Shoes offers a wide selection of nationally recognized and private brands of shoes for men, women and children in comfort, dress, casual and athletic categories. For more information, visit Rack Room Shoes’ website at www.rackroomshoes.com.

Media Contacts:

Carolyn Canington
864-672-4995
carolyn@fullcirclepr.com

Brenda Christmon
704-491-1850
bchristmon@rackroom.com

Source: Rack Room Shoes

Family footwear retailer Rack Room Shoes opens in Grand Central Place on July 21

Somerset, Ky., 2016-Jul-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Family footwear retailer Rack Room Shoes will open the doors to its newest location on Thursday, July 21, in Grand Central Place, located off U.S. Highway 27. The retailer, known for its daily “Buy One Get One 50 Percent Off” promotion, will offer an extensive selection of brand name shoes at value prices in its new 5,700 square-foot store.

To celebrate its inaugural Somerset location, Rack Room Shoes is presenting shoppers with exclusive sales offers, deals and giveaways throughout the weekend

 The first 50 customers in-store on Thursday and Saturday will receive a gift bag with a $10 store credit to use on the retailer’s wide offering.

 Shoppers who sign up for the Rack Room Rewards program, during the grand opening weekend, will also receive an instant $5 off their purchase.

“There is a great need for a leading footwear retailer in Somerset,” said Regional Manager Shawn Brooks. “With the new school year just around the corner, our customers can enjoy a one-stop destination to get their favorite brands of men’s, women’s and children’s footwear – accompanied by great prices and excellent customer service.”

Additionally, Rack Room Shoes will host its annual Shoes That Fit campaign, empowering its customers to make a real difference in their community. During the retailer’s Back to School event, which extends through mid-September, customers can make an in-store donation to help purchase new shoes for at-risk children in Somerset. The retailer will match every donation, up to $300,000, and funnel 100 percent of the proceeds back into area school systems through its partnerships with local school liaisons.

“While Back to School is an exciting time for many children, we recognize that it can present great challenges for those with limited resources. We look forward to partnering with the residents of Somerset to benefit families in need,” said Brooks.

Store hours for Rack Room Shoes are Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Sunday, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

About Rack Room Shoes
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Rack Room Shoes is the family footwear retailer of choice. Known as an innovator in the shoe industry for more than 90 years, Rack Room Shoes offers a wide selection of nationally recognized and private brands of great shoes for men, women and children in comfort, dress, casual and athletic categories. For more information, visit Rack Room Shoes’ website at www.rackroomshoes.com.

Media Contacts:
Carolyn Canington
864-672-4995
Carolyn@fullcirclepr.com

Brenda Christmon
701-491-1850
bchristmon@rackroom.com

Source: Rack Room Shoes

Family footwear retailer Rack Room Shoes reopens in the Town and Country shopping center in Easley

Easley, S.C., 2016-Jul-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Family footwear retailer Rack Room Shoes will reopen its doors after a recent store expansion on Thursday, July 7 in the Town and Country shopping center in Easley. The retailer’s newly renovated 6,000 square-foot space offers an improved shopping experience and expanded offering, continuing to serve as the family footwear destination for area families.

According to Rack Room Shoes Regional Manager Angie Mollohan, the company has had a presence in the community for more than 12 years. The store expansion not only comes with more than 1,000 square-feet of added retail space, but also will allow the retailer to better serve its customers and provide a larger selection of name brand men’s, women’s and children’s shoes at value prices.

“The community is eager for us to reopen, as our current customers have been with us for quite some time,” said Mollohan. “Our new and improved store comes with a fresh look and better selection, but our shoppers know they can continue to count on us for excellent value and customer service.”

In addition to the physical store improvements, Rack Room Shoes is preparing to launch its annual Shoes That Fit campaign on July 13. Shoes That Fit is a grassroots non-profit organization that provides shoes to at-risk students, identified through local school liaisons. Customers will be able to donate at registers in-store during the back to school fundraiser, which extends through mid-September. All funds collected in-store will stay local, benefitting children in the Easley community.

Store hours for Rack Room Shoes are Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Sunday, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

About Rack Room Shoes
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Rack Room Shoes is the family footwear retailer of choice. Known as an innovator in the shoe industry for more than 90 years, Rack Room Shoes offers a wide selection of nationally recognized and private brands of great shoes for men, women and children in comfort, dress, casual and athletic categories. For more information, visit Rack Room Shoes’ website at www.rackroomshoes.com.

Media Contacts:
Carolyn Canington
864-672-4995
Carolyn@fullcirclepr.com

Brenda Christmon
701-491-1850
bchristmon@rackroom.com

Source: Rack Room Shoes

Diebold becomes exclusive provider of electronic security and monitoring services for footwear retailer Rack Room Shoes throughout US

New partnership delivers intrusion, fire, access and monitoring services for national footwear retailer

CHARLOTTE, N.C., 2015-12-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — A newly formed partnership with leading national footwear company Rack Room Shoes makes Diebold, Incorporated(NYSE: DBD) the exclusive provider of electronic security and monitoring services for the family footwear retailer throughout the United States. Founded in 1920, Rack Room Shoes operates over 500 stores in 34 states under the store brands Rack Room Shoes and Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse, with over 6,500 employees nationwide. Diebold’s electronic security business will deliver comprehensive security solutions including intrusion, fire, video and monitoring services as well as its industry-leading online customer portal, SecureStat®, for all Rack Room Shoes and Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse locations.

“Rack Room Shoes is known for providing its customers with outstanding products and service; therefore, it’s imperative that our security partner is a leading expert in the field with a focus on building a relationship that enhances our security and our success,” saidJohnny Turner, director, loss prevention, Rack Room Shoes. “We recognize Diebold to have the vision, knowledge and resources to be that partner, truly vested in Rack Room Shoes and our loss prevention strategies and results.”

In addition, the Diebold electronic security team is providing an enterprise video and access system for the company’s newly expanded corporate headquarters, in Charlotte, N.C.

“Diebold is proud to be the new security partner of Rack Room Shoes,” said Tony Byerly, executive vice president, electronic security, Diebold. “As a national retailer, Rack Room Shoes needs a security provider that focuses solely on the unique needs of business customers with the resources to deliver monitoring services and the necessary standardization of technology, solutions and processes across the United States. Diebold’s electronic security business is uniquely qualified to deliver on all accounts and we look forward to a long and successful security partnership with the Rack Room Shoes team.”

Diebold recently announced an agreement with Securitas AB to divest its electronic security business in North America. This contract will be transitioned to Securitas in connection with the pending sale.

About Rack Room Shoes
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Rack Room Shoes is the family footwear retailer of choice. Known as an innovator in the shoe industry for more than 90 years, Rack Room Shoes offers a wide selection of Nationally recognized and private brands of great shoes for men, women and children in comfort, dress, casual and athletic categories. For more information, visit Rack Room Shoes’ website at www.rackroomshoes.com.

About Diebold
Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) provides the technology, software and services that connect people around the world with their money – bridging the physical and digital worlds of cash conveniently, securely and efficiently.  Since its founding in 1859, Diebold has evolved to become a leading provider of exceptional self-service innovation, security and services to financial, commercial, retail and other markets.

Diebold has approximately 16,000 employees worldwide and is headquartered nearCanton, Ohio, USA. Visit Diebold at www.diebold.com or on Twitter: http://twitter.com/DieboldInc.

 

SOURCE Diebold, Incorporated

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