Brown Shoe Company, Inc. is a global footwear retailer and wholesaler. The Companyï¿½s activities include the operation of retail shoe stores and e-commerce Websites, as well as the sourcing and marketing of footwear for women and men. During the fiscal year ended January 28, 2012 (fiscal 2011), categories of its consolidated net sales were approximately 63% womenï¿½s footwear, 24% menï¿½s footwear, 9% childrenï¿½s footwear and 4% accessories. Approximately 66% of fiscal 2011, footwear sales represented retail sales, including sales through its e-commerce Websites. Brown Shoeï¿½s retail operations at January 28, 2012, included 1,323 retail shoe stores. In June 2010, Brown Shoe acquired the remaining 50% interest in Edelman Shoe, Inc., a designer and marketer of fashion footwear. In fiscal 2011, it acquired RYKA and Nevados in conjunction with its acquisition of American Sporting Goods Corporation (ASG). In October 2011, the Company sold AND 1 to Galaxy International.