SKECHERS Named 2010 Footwear Supplier of the Year by jcpenney

Jul 28, 2011 • 9:05 am EDT

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SKECHERS USA, Inc. (NYSE:SKX), a global leader in the footwear industry and the number two athletic footwear brand in the United States*, today announced that it has been named 2010 Supplier of the Year by jcpenney in the Family Footwear category.

The official award was presented by jcpenney executives at the SKECHERS world headquarters in Manhattan Beach, California. SKECHERS was recognized for outstanding design and innovation in fitness footwear, as well as the longstanding quality of SKECHERS' men's, women's and kids lifestyle footwear collections.

"We're incredibly honored to be named Supplier of the Year by jcpenney. They have been one of our key accounts for years, and their business has played a vital role in the growth of the SKECHERS brand," said Michael Greenberg, president of SKECHERS. "Receiving this award is both humbling and exciting."

"Throughout the years, SKECHERS has consistently delivered high-quality lifestyle footwear that makes jcpenney a first choice shopping destination for the entire family," said Lorraine Hitch, General Merchandise Manager of jcpenney. "With popular products, such as Shape-ups and the SKECHERS Fitness collection, SKECHERS continues to deliver fresh, on-trend lifestyle collections for men, women and kids. In recognition of its innovative merchandise and collaborative partnership, we're pleased to recognize them as our footwear Supplier of the Year.

SKECHERS footwear is currently available in all jcpenney locations and online throughout the United States.


SKECHERS USA, Inc., based in Manhattan Beach, California, designs, develops and markets a diverse range of footwear for men, women and children under the SKECHERS name, as well as under several uniquely branded names. SKECHERS footwear is available in the United States via department and specialty stores, Company-owned SKECHERS retail stores and its e-commerce website, as well as in over 100 countries and territories through the Company's global network of distributors and subsidiaries in Canada, Brazil, Chile, and across Europe, as well as through joint ventures in Asia. For more information, please visit

*Sporting Goods Intelligence, July 25, 2011

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    Source: SKECHERS USA, Inc.