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ROCKFORD, Mich. – The shoemaker and outdoors brand Merrell is setting up a contest and awards contents for individuals or teams who have “shown perseverance at work in the unexpected, ever-changing outdoors.” “Merrell exists to share the simple power of the outdoors with everyone,” said Elizabeth Czachorski, brand marketing managerMORE HERE

Carroll Reed. Just the mention evokes cozy New England towns, comfy sweaters, and snazzy ski apparel for that weekend trip to Stratton. Over two decades after its retail operations closed, it is still one of the more collectable vintage prep clothing brands. Even as it lives on in thrift shopsMORE HERE

COLUMBUS – Designer Brands Inc. (NYSE: DBI) a retailer and designer of footwear and accessories, announced that DSW will be the exclusive distributor for the Hush Puppies brand in North America, beginning in 2022. DSW’s partner is the Rockford, Michigan based Wolverine Worldwide (NYSE: WWW). The brand, founded in 1958MORE HERE

A BrandlandUSA reader asked about the history of America’s Number One Heel. The heel brand was O’Sullivan; it was the invention of Humphrey O’Sullivan, of Lowell, Mass., in 1896. O’Sullivan attached pieces of rubber to his shoes to ease leg fatigue. From then on, consumers have sought tech solutions toMORE HERE