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August 1, 2017 The 5 biggest mistakes guys make with their dress shoes Business Insider

Business Insider calls out Allen Edmonds in this how-to guide, noting that the brand is well-respected within the industry.

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May 22, 2017 Meet Paul Grangaard of Allen Edmonds in Back Bay Boston Voyager

Local Boston blogger Boston Voyager interviews Paul Grangaard.

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February 13, 2017 Jagler: Grangaard is the perfect fit for Allen Edmonds Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The Business Editor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel profiles CEO Paul Grangaard.

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February 8, 2017 Banker found calling reviving shoe firm GM Today

Management trade publication GM Today sets Paul Grangaard at the center of this business story.

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January 21, 2017 Banker Paul Grangaard found calling at Allen Edmonds making shoes Minneapolis Star Tribune

The Minneapolis Star Tribune sets Paul Grangaard at the center of this story.

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January 20, 2017 3 secrets to saving money — and the environment — by making your clothes last forever Mic

Mic mentions the Allen Edmonds shoe refurbishing policy in this lifestyle piece.

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October 18, 2016 Power 100: The Most Influential Designers, Influencers and Leaders in the Shoe Industry Footwear News

Footwear News lists Paul Grangaard among the top 100 most influential people in footwear.

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June 27, 2016 Red, White and Blue: Allen Edmonds offers wingtips for patriots Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The 1776, our red, white and blue wingtip gets a colorful write-up in the Milwaukee Journal.

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June 22, 2016 Randolph Expands into Allen Edmonds citybizlist

Randolph Engineering's American made eyewear is available in Allen Edmonds retail stores, notes Boston Citybizlist

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June 21, 2016 How One Shoe Retailer is Attracting a Younger Generation Fast Company

Listen to CEO Paul Grangaard and get a peek into the future of Allen Edmonds

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May 12, 2016 Students, you can use your ID to get a pair of iconic, American-made dress shoes at a rare discount Business Insider

CEO Paul Grangaard talks to Business Insider about the special student offer and all things Allen Edmonds.

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February 3, 2016 Product Feature of the Grayson Business Insider

Business Insider interview with Master Fitter Ryan Stowe discussing proper shoe fit

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February 2, 2016 6 Tell-Tale Signs Your Dress Shoes Don't Fit Properly Business Insider

Business Insider interview with Master Fitter Ryan Stowe discussing proper shoe fit

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February 2, 2016 6 Tell-Tale Signs Your Dress Shoes Don't Fit Properly Yahoo! Finance

Business Insider interview with Master Fitter Ryan Stowe discussing proper shoe fit

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February 1, 2016 CEOs To Watch (Best Dressed) Minnesota Business Magazine

Minnesota Business Magazine feature CEO Paul Grangaard as one of America's best dressed CEOs

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January 4, 2016 How to Win Customers in 2016 Customer Think

Customer Think feature on Allen Edmonds' customer service and recrafting services

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December 2, 2015 Milwaukee Bucks' Michael Carter-Williams Talks New Allen Edmonds Shoe, Bowling Event Milwaukee Business Journal

Milwaukee Business Journal interview with Bucks' Michael Carter-Williams highlighting his new dress shoe with Allen Edmonds

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November 20, 2015 America's Top Execs Talk Leadership Fox Business

Fox Business interview with CEO Paul Grangaard

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November 19, 2015 Michael Carter-Williams Takes Step in New Direction, Releases Dress Shoe Sports Illustrated

Sports Illustrated feature on Michael Carter-Williams designed shoe

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November 18, 2015 Michael Carter-Williams x Allen Edmonds Launch MCW5 Slam

Slam feature on Michael Carter-Williams designed shoe

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November 18, 2015 3 CEOs, 3 Packers Receivers Field Questions on Leadership Milwaukee Business Journal

Milwaukee Business Journal interview with CEO Paul Grangaard

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November 10, 2015 Allen Edmonds Teams Up with Bucks' Carter-Williams To Design New Shoe Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel feature on Michael Carter-Williams designed shoe

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July 31, 2015 Brogues That (Almost) Feel Like Sneakers Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal interview with CEO Paul Grangaard highlighting the Road Warriors program

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June 16, 2015 Product Feature of the Grayson Austin Way | Online

The number one determinant of quality is the brand name. You know something hand-made in America, like Allen Edmonds...

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June 13, 2015 Father's Day Gifts: Where to find the best deals online Christian Science Monitor | Online

Brand Mention

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June 11, 2015 Jack Nicklaus/Allen Edmonds Shoes: Golden Slippers Golf | Online

Add Allen Edmonds, a name synonymous with footwear luxury, and you've got an unbeatable combo.

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June 6, 2015 Summer golf apparel round-up: It's getting hot outside, let's take off our rainsuits World Golf | Online

It is no exaggeration to say that I took my pair of Renegades (one of the four styles) out of the box, put them on and proceeded to walk 56 holes in three days with not a single ache or blister -- a truly remarkable feet feat!

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June 3, 2015 CMO of the Week: Colin Hall, Allen Edmonds, on Cobbling Content Social Media Today | Online

In partnership with The CMO Club, The CMO of the Week series profiles CMOs who are shaping, changing and challenging the world of modern marketing. For Drew Neisser's complete interview with CMO Award Winner Colin Hall, click here.

May 5, 2015 Allen Edmonds Launches Commuter-Friendly Collection Vamp Footwear | Online

Brand Feature of the Road Warriors

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May 2015 Cotton Pickin' Southland Golf | Online

Brand Mention and Product Placement of Allen Edmonds sport shirts

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May 3, 2015 CEO Paul Grangaard On The Allen Edmonds Turnaround: A Great American Comeback Story Forbes | Online

An interview with Allen Edmonds, CEO Paul Grangaard.

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May 1, 2015 Made in America - 14 Great Products Still Made Here Bottom Line Personal | Online

Brand Mention

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April 27, 2015 Road Warriors - A First Look at Allen Edmond's Newest Line Badger & Blade | Online

Allen Edmonds set out to build the ultimate shoe for Road Warriors and comfort seekers. After 100 miles of testing, I can conclude, they've succeeded.

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March 6, 2015 Vince Vaughn Plays Foreigner Or Not On Jimmy Kimmel Live Just Jared | Online

Vince Vaughn in Allen Edmonds for press tour.

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March 6, 2015 Vince Vaughn's Wife And Kids Support Him At Handprint Ceremony Just Jared | Online

Vince Vaughn in Allen Edmonds for press tour.

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March 4, 2015 Golf Fashion Without the Plaid Pants Men's Health | Online

Product Placement: Jack Nicklaus 1963 Golf Belt.

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March 3, 2015 Date Night Checklist Men's Health | Online

Product Placement of the McAllister

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February 19, 2015 Here's Why You Shouldn't Wear The Same Pair Of Shoes Everyday Business Insider | Online

Brand mention

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February 26, 2015 Show Your School Spirit From Head To Wing-Tipped Toe Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Online

Product Feature: Custom March Madness Shoes

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February 26, 2015 The Right Way To Stretch Your Leather Shoes Business Insider | Online

Brand mention: "Whether the last pair of those great Allen Edmonds were just a half-size too small, or your favourite $US400 Pradas just don't fit the way they used to — it's crucial to know how to stretch them out and do it right."

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November 25, 2014 'Investment' Shoes Give You Bang For Your Bucks Forbes | Online

Emphasizes the need to find a go-to pair of shoes that will give you the most value, and invest in spending more money than you.

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October 3, 2014 5 Things to Know When Shopping for Shoes Wall Street Journal | Online

Gives five general tips for shoe shopping, citing that more than a third of men and nearly half of women admit to buying shoes that don't fit properly.

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September 2, 2014 Men's Footwear Growth Outpaces Women's Sourcing Journal | Online

Men are stepping up their footwear game. The NPD Group reported this week that the U.S. men's footwear market grew 8 percent over the past two years-double the growth rate of women's footwear during the same period.

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September 2014 September Style Must-Haves Men's Health | Online

A timeless pair of dress shoes is a must-have investment. Get a style that transcends changing fashions so you can stick to refreshing the same pair.

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September 2014 Esquire SHARP Event Esquire | Online

Mention of Allen Edmonds participation in the Esquire SHARP event.

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August 15, 2014 An All-American Collaboration Men's Journal | Online

"This collaboration is about more than fashion and materials," says Aaron Levine, Club Monaco's vice president of men's design. "It's about conveying a classic look while retaining versatility, durability, and authenticity."

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July 15, 2014 Feet Are Getting Bigger, and Many People Wear Shoes That Don't Fit Right Wall Street Journal | Online

Allen Edmonds is one of the few remaining shoe retailers to offer a variety of widths.

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July 7, 2014 13 Most American Companies Fortune | Online

Is Made in America just marketing spin? When Fortune set out to find companies that are diehard American, we expected a challenge since businesses today, large and small, stay competitive by relying heavily on the global marketplace for services, suppliers, and skilled labor.

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June 6, 2014 Top Workplaces 2014 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Online

The company's executive leaders "have a high sense of appreciation for people," said Cintron-Cortez, human resources director. "They're not micro-managers. But they're really involved in an everyday process with employees."

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March 28, 2014 Men's Apparel Retailer Allen Edmonds Takes Hill Center Space Nashville Post | Online

"We are very excited to have a store in Nashville," Paul Grangaard, Allen Edmonds president and CEO, said in the release. "The Allen Edmonds offering is a perfect fit for Hill Center Green Hills."

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January 21, 2014 Made in America: Allen Edmonds FedEx Access | Online and Print

Five years after the Great Recession began, Allen Edmonds is a "shoe-in" to hit sales records for a third year in a row by bringing Made in America to the world.

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December 26, 2013 A Lesson on Rebranding: 90-Year-Old Company Channels Gen-Y to Reinvent Itself Elite Daily | Online: Business Feature

"We are a lifestyle brand, we lead with shoes," Grangaard told Dishman. "We want to do what Coach did through purses for women."

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December 13, 2013 The New World of Men's Shoes Wall Street Journal | Online

With the surge in men's footwear options, both style-conservatives and risk-takers are spoiled for choice (and perhaps a bit overwhelmed by it). Here, a guide to sole survival.

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December 13, 2013 11 Tips For Finding Work Shoes That Fit Business Insider | Online

Although the last is the physical form for which a shoe is constructed around (literally) it is also used to refer to the shape of the shoe. In short, the last used in making a shoe determines the toe shape, heel shape, toe box volume, instep height etc.

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December 2013 Have It Your Way Footwear Plus | Online: Company Feature

"Our custom business has only enhanced our main line business," says CEO and President Paul Grangaard. "We've learned a lot from our customers based on the custom orders they're placing."

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November 30, 2013 The GQ Guide to Shoes GQ | Online

Take the right steps with our essential guide: how to pick the pairs you need, and keep them looking shiny and new.

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November 26, 2013 How Old-School Shoe Brand Allen Edmonds Reinvented Its Image Business Insider | Online

Management at Allen Edmonds used to joke that when they saw a hearse go by, they knew they'd lost a customer. That was then. Here's how the Wisconsin-based shoemaker played up its heritage for a new generation.

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November 16, 2013 Last Night's 5 Best-Dressed Men GQ | Online: Fashion Feature

"The GQ Eye" names Darren Criss one of five best-dressed men while wearing a pair of Allen Edmonds shoes to an award show.

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November 4, 2013 Private Equity Firm Brentwood Associates Agrees to Acquire Allen Edmonds The Business Journal | Online

Retains Allen Edmonds' Leadership and Continues "Made in America" Manufacturing Strategy

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October 24, 2013 Men's Wearhouse Courts Wealthier Customers, Feet First Bloomberg Businessweek | Online: Company Feature

Men's Wearhouse (MW) is weighing a bid for Allen Edmonds, marking perhaps the first time the companies have been mentioned in the same sentence.

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October 24, 2013 U.S. Shoemaker Allen Edmonds Regains Its Footing Bloomberg Businessweek | Online: Company Feature

A company feature story in the midst of Men's Wearhouse speculated bid of Allen Edmonds.

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September 11, 2013 Allen Edmonds Adds Apparel, Accessories Footwear News | Online: Apparel Feature

Men's shoe manufacturer Allen Edmonds Corp. is stepping into the apparel and accessories business.

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September 3, 2013 Allen Edmonds Expands Offerings With New Men's Clothing Line Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Online: Apparel Feature

Allen Edmonds Shoe Corp., long known for its American-made high-end shoes for men, now wants to clothe its customers from the ground up.

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September 2013 Channeling American Style Delta Sky Magazine | Online and Print: International Business Feature

In China, Japan and other overseas consumer markets, there's a booming demand for the authenticity, style and quality produced by tried-and-true American heritage brands.

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August 20, 2013 Allen Edmonds Stars With Forest Whitaker In 'The Butler' The Business Journal | Online

If you watch the new film "Lee Daniels' The Butler" very closely, you might spot a Wisconsin connection in the costumes.

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August 1, 2013 Guys, Women Are Judging Your Shoes - Here Are 5 Footwear Tips You Need To Know Huffington Post | Online: Shoe Survey Results Feature

It's well-documented how obsessed with shoes many women are. But do men pay attention to what they put on their feet?

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August 2013 The Butler Movie | Product Placement

Historical drama starring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey and John Cusack. An Allen Edmonds storefront will also be featured in the film, as will several Allen Edmonds shoeboxes for scenes in a closet.

July 31, 2013 Survey: 65% of Women Make Men Do This Before Leaving the House Shine by Yahoo! | Online

According to a just-released survey of 1,000 professional men and women conducted by menswear shoe brand Allen Edmonds, 65% of professional women admit to "insisting their men change their shoes before going out."

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July 1, 2013 Paul Grangaard on the Kudlow Report CNBC | TV

Panel of Made in America Company CEOs

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May 24, 2013 Allen Edmonds Recrafts Its Business Model Bloomberg Surveillance TV | TV

Allen Edmonds President and CEO Paul Grangaard discusses the company's business model with Cory Johnson on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg West."

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February 28, 2013 Make Some Room in Your Closet, Score $35 at Allen Edmonds Racked | Online

Article explains that through March 10, people can donate a pair of gently-used men's, women's, or kid's shoes to Allen Edmonds to instantly save $35 on a new pair of Allen Edmonds shoes.

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February 27, 2013 Walk In The Shoe Drive at Allen Edmonds Boston Globe | Online

Product Mention is Strand. Article explains that Allen Edmonds is now running a shoe drive for Soles4Souls, and offering a $35 same day discount on a new pair of shoes to anyone who makes a donation.

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February 25, 2013 What Allen Edmonds Learned Selling High-End Shoes in China CNN Money | Online: Financial Feature

"The new generation of Chinese is cultured and very worldly. What we learned is that they really like America."

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February 20, 2013 Allen Edmonds Exports American-Made Shoes to China Bloomberg Surveillance TV | TV and Online

Paul discusses marketing to China and how to successfully expand a US company.

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January 28, 2013 Allen Edmonds, Jack Nicklaus Debut Signature Line of Golf Shoes World Golf | Online: Style Feature

Introduced the collaboration between golf icon Jack Nicklaus and Allen Edmonds to create the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Line, a comprehensive line of golf shoes and golf-related products respecting the traditions of the game and innovations for improved comfort and performance.

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January 20, 2013 Battling for Brand Placement at Obama's Inauguration Bloomberg Businessweek | Online: Politics & Policy Feature

Until 2009, Wisconsin shoemaker Allen Edmonds had shod every President on inauguration day since Ronald Reagan, and maybe back to Jimmy Carter.

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January 17, 2013 Allen Edmonds, Shoemaker To Every President Since Reagan, Hopes Obama Owns A Pair During Inauguration Huffington Post | Online: Small Business Feature

Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush all share something in common: On Inauguration Day, each wore a pair of Allen Edmonds shoes.

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January 17, 2013 Shoe CEO Wants Obama to Wear Made-In-The-USA Shoes When He's Sworn In MSN Now | Online

When President Obama puts his hand on the Bible to be sworn in for a second term on Monday, at least one person will have eyes only for the POTUS's feet.

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January 10, 2013 State of the Union: The Trendiness and Timelessness of Made in America Menswear MRketPlace | Online: Company Feature

"It's all about product," says Allen Edmonds CEO Paul Grangaard. "Nobody's going to buy something made in America if they don't like it. The automobile industry learned that pretty painfully in the '70s and '80s."

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January 10, 2013 NBC Nightly News: Flu Outbreak NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams | TV: Company Feature

Allen Edmonds protects employees and promotes health safety during flu outbreak.

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January 8, 2013 Allen Edmonds: The 90 Year Saga Shoeholics | Print: January-March 2013

Highlights the inevitable ups and downs the Great American Shoe Company has experienced over the past 90 years.

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December 10, 2012 Allen Edmonds Releases 1940s Footage, Expands Cordovan, & Goes Global Ivy Style | Blog and Print

Chronicles the history of AE as the Great American Shoe Company.

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December 5, 2012 Made in USA, Sold In Shanghai: Allen Edmonds Lands in China Jing Daily | Online

Article announces the company's schedule to have at least 6 to 12 flagship stores and over time, 40 or 50 stores in China.

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October 26, 2012 Allen Edmonds adds to golf and casual shoe lines PGA | Online

Allen Edmonds is expanding its Honors Collection of golf shoes and expanding its Clubhouse Collection of casual shoes as well as its lineup of belts and performance socks.

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August 3, 2012 I Am Paul Grangaard, Allen Edmonds Pres. & CEO, AMAA Reddit | Online

Paul made a personal online appearance on Reddit's online forum, answering questions and giving advice. Over 500 of comments and questions came in from consumers.

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June 22, 2012 Allen Edmonds gains footing in China China Daily USA | Print: USA Edition and Online

Allen Edmonds has a plan to open up to 12 stores in China over the next five years. The article announces Grangaard's goal to have at least 12 flagship stores, 40-50 stores in the next five years.

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May 15, 2012 Heart and Sole American Way | Print and Online

By combining quality, innovation and American pride, Allen Edmonds emerged from tough times stronger than ever.

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April 27, 2012 Forging their own fashion path, men taking their own approach to shopping Associated Press | Online

Today's men are always networking, so they dress better during the week and weekends in preparation of these networking opportunities. They aspire to look secure, stable, and reliable.

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April 25, 2012 Preparing to Look Good on Draft Night The New York Times | Print and Online

The article highlights Dontari Poe's search for an appropriate Draft Night outfit, not the easiest task for the oversize defensive tackle.

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April 22, 2012 20 Odd Questions: Sir Richard Branson Wall Street Journal | Print and Online

"I recently bought a pair of Allen Edmonds lace-up oxford in Law Vegas. I wear them all the time."

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April 20, 2012 "At Their Feet, Crafted By Hand" New York Times | Print and Online

Company Feature in Thursday Styles Section

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March 29, 2012 How to Spend It "Lustrous and Tough as Nails: Cordovan Leather is Back" Financial Times | Print and Online

Cordovan is familiar to aficionados of the great American penny loafer; such legendary US shoemakers as Alden and Allen Edmonds make much of their cordovan shoes, and charge accordingly.

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January 9, 2012 Wisconsin Accent: Allen Edmonds Launches Bold Venture in China Milwaukee Biz Times | Print and Online

Allen Edmonds is licensing its first foreign retail stores in China. Shoes manufactured in Wisconsin will now be sold to consumers in China because of the country's fast growth and market sophistication.

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December 29, 2011 By the Numbers: American Craftsmanship Lives Fortune | Print: Investor's Guide 2012 Special Edition and Online

Feature on the success of Allen Edmonds over recent years, and the jobs that is has created. Highlighted Allen Edmonds shoemaking process and expertise. Discussed US retail expansion and success.

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December 11, 2011 U.S. Made Shoes "Soled" in China: Allen Edmonds opening stores across China Jing Daily | Online

"We sometimes forget in this country what a strong reputation 'Made in America' has around the world," said Grangaard, the president and CEO of the privately held firm. "If we started making shoes in China, we'd be just like any other company."

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June 16, 2011 Brown Acts as a Bridge in Men's Footwear Associated Press | Online

Article picked up by washingtonpost.com, CNBC.com, and ABCNews.com.

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May 25, 2011 What Your Shoe Says About You Bloomberg Businessweek | Online

Wearing Allen Edmonds says "He's not cookie-cutter... He's a gentleman and likes the idea of going to lunch in a three-piece suit."

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