This time, Payless emerges from Chapter 11 with more than 700 stores in Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. Some of its stores are owned by franchisees.
The company has a new management team in place, led by Jared Margolis, former president of licensing agency CAA-GBG. Payless has said it wants to return to the United States, but did not give a timetable for doing so.
The company plans to use its existing infrastructure,"providing the new Payless with the ability to be nimble, innovative, and to fast-track our biggest growth opportunity: The United States," Margolis said.
In a news release Payless also said it will "collaborate with high-profile individuals and brands to ensure exclusive product offerings at a compelling price-point."
When Payless filed for bankruptcy last year, it said it had too much debt, too many stores, and too much corporate overhead left over from when it emerged from its first bankruptcy in 2017.