Collective Brands’ Perfomance + Lifestyle Group to expand overseas

Lexington, Mass. -- The Collective Brands Performance + Lifestyle Group (PLG), which owns such brands as Sperry Top-Sider, Saucony, Keds and Stride Rite, announced today that is has signed new agreements with partners in 10 countries to continue the rapid international expansion of several of its brands in Mexico, Indonesia, Japan, five South American countries and the Czech Republic.

“Teaming with the right strategic partner in each market is critical to the successful international expansion of our brands, and we are thrilled today to be announcing partnerships with these leading firms to expand the brand presence of Saucony, Sperry Top-Sider, Keds and PRO-Keds across these important international markets,” said Gregg Ribatt, CEO of the Collective Brands PLG unit.