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Shoe Carnival Hires Sports Authority Exec to Manage Athletic Category

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Shoe Carnival has announced the appointment of Clint Pierce as vice president divisional merchandise manager for athletic footwear.

Pierce joined Shoe Carnival on Sep 21. and will report under chief merchandising officer Carl Scibetta. In his new position, he will oversee all of the retailer’s athletic footwear category.

“We are very excited to welcome Clint to our Shoe Carnival team. His extensive athletic footwear industry expertise will further strengthen our merchandise team and help us continue to provide families with a leading selection of branded athletic footwear at a compelling value,” said Cliff Sifford, Shoe Carnival’s president and CEO.

Pierce has 25 years of experience in the footwear industry, spending his last 15 as the vice president, general merchandise manager at Sports Authority before joining Shoe Carnival.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join Shoe Carnival. I look forward to working with Carl and the merchandising team to leverage my athletic footwear experience as we execute on strategic growth initiatives to deliver the best assortment of branded footwear for the entire family,” said Pierce.

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