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Payless ShoeSource Emerges From Chapter 11

Topeka, Kan. — Payless ShoeSource has successfully emerged from its Chapter 11 restructuring as the Number 1 specialty footwear retailer in the U.S. and one of the largest in the world with about 3,500 brick-and-mortar stores. Following the completion of the company's restructuring, Paul Jones will retire as CEO.

DineEquity Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

Glendale, Calif. — DineEquity, Inc., the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar® and IHOP® restaurants, has appointed Stephen P. Joyce as its new chief executive officer, effective September 12, 2017. He joins DineEquity from Choice Hotels, where he served as CEO.

Wynn Las Vegas Names Senior Vice President of Retail

Las Vegas — Wynn Las Vegas has appointed Frank Visconti as senior vice president of retail. With more than 40 years of luxury retail and hospitality industry experience, Visconti is a pioneer in master planning new retail developments and was instrumental in introducing luxury brands to Las Vegas in the early 1990s, helping reshape the city into a premier international shopping destination.

Rita's Italian Ice Tests New Store Concept

Trevose, Pa. — Rita's Italian Ice has a new test store concept in select markets — Rita's Italian Ice & Creamery — starring a rotating menu of new hand-scooped frozen custard, alongside Rita's signature Italian ice and other ‘cool treats.’ Ten new Creamery locations will open this year.

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