Brown Shoe Co., Inc.
| New York Stock Exchange: BWS
Brown Shoe Co., Inc. manufactures and markets footwear products. It operates retail shoe stores and e-Commerce websites as well as the design, sourcing and marketing footwear for women and men. The company operates through four segments: Famous Footwear, Wholesale Operations, Specialty Retail and Other. The Famous Footwear segment is the largest division, which sells branded footwear for the entire family. The Wholesale Operations segment designs, sources and markets branded footwear for women and men. It also sources and markets licensed branded and private-label footwear primarily to national chains, mass merchandisers and department stores as well as owned Famous Footwear and Specialty Retail segments. The Specialty Retail segment includes retail concepts and Shoes.com and other ecommerce businesses. It sells primarily Naturalizer brand footwear in regional malls and outlet centers as well as other e-commerce businesses. The Other segment includes corporate assets and administrative expenses and other costs and recoveries that are not allocated to the operating units. Brown Shoe was founded by George Warren Brown in 1878 and is headquartered in St. Louis, MO.