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NIWOT, Colo.–Today Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) announced efforts to continue international expansion through the addition of a new company-owned store in Canada. Adding to existing stores in Quebec City and Montreal, a new flagship store in Toronto will strengthen Crocs’ retail and merchandising presence in this key North American market.
â€œThis retail expansion initiative marks a milestone in our efforts to strategically merchandise our expanding product line,â€ said Ron Snyder, President and CEO of Crocs, Inc. â€œAccelerating our retail presence allows us to showcase all of our unique products to consumers while efficiently allocating our sales and marketing resources.â€
Overseeing the rollout of the new Canadian store is Doug Hayes, Vice President/Managing Director, Crocs Canada. Hayes recently joined Crocs bringing more than 25 years in the sports industry, including his most recent position as President of National Sport for Forzani Group Ltd., the largest national sporting goods retailer in Canada. Hayes’ expertise is rounded out with roles as President of Callaway Golf Canada and President/CEO of adidas-Salomon Canada Limited.
Snyder continued, â€œI am pleased to welcome Hayes to the team. He brings a wealth of retail knowledge that will be instrumental as we expand our Crocs branded retail presence and retail distribution channels.â€
About Crocs, Inc.
Crocs, Inc. is a rapidly growing designer, manufacturer and retailer of footwear for men, women and children under the Crocsâ„¢ brand.
All Crocsâ„¢ brand shoes feature Crocs’ proprietary closed-cell resin, Crosliteâ„¢, which represents a substantial innovation in footwear. The Crosliteâ„¢ material enables Crocs to produce soft, comfortable, lightweight, superior-gripping, non-marking and odor-resistant shoes. These unique elements make Crocsâ„¢ footwear ideal for casual wear, as well as for professional and recreational uses such as boating, hiking, hospitality and gardening. The versatile use of the material has enabled Crocs to successfully market its products to a broad range of consumers.
Crocsâ„¢ shoes are sold in more than 100 countries and come in a wide array of colors and styles. Please visit www.crocs.com for additional information.