🠈 Deichmann Group 🠊
The Deichmann Group is a leading international shoe retailer with more than 2,800 shoe stores in over 20 countries.
In the United States, Deichmann operates Rack Room Shoes and Off Broadway Shoes. The US headquarters are in Charlotte, NC.
This page shows corporate events that I've encountered in my online research which focuses primary on the Mountain Weat in the United States.
- 1913: Heinz-Horst Deichmann founded the company as a shoemaker workshop in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
- 1919: Company begins selling manufactured shoes.
- 1945: Company reopens after WWII selling inventory they had hidden during the war and repairing shoes.
- 1963: The company had 16 stores in Germany.
- 1968: In five years the Deichmann grew to 1,100 stores.
- 1973: Deichmann acquired Swiss based Dosenbach Shoes and begins international expansion.
- 1975: Deichmann opened its 100th store.
- 1980: Opened its 200th store in Hannover.
- 1984: Deichmann expanded into the US by acquiring Lerner Shoes in the USA which had 20 stores which it renamed Rack Room Shoes
History of Rack Room Shoes
- 1920: Company was founded by Phil Levinson is Salibury, NC as Lerner Shoes.
- 1985: Deichmann acquired vanHaren shoes based in the Netherlands.
- 1988: Deichmann acquired German based Roland Shoes.
- 2000: company opens deichmann.com
- 2002: Deichmann acquired Off Broadway Shoes
History of Off Broadway Shoes
Off Broadway Shoes is a warehouse style shoe store that, in 2018, had over 75 outlets in 40 states.
- 1989: Off Broadway was founded as a warehouse shore store in Nashville, Tn.
- 2017: Deichmann acquired Buffalo Boots
History of Buffalo Boots GmbH
Buffalo Boots GmbH is a German company that began selling cowboy boots in 1979 and gradually developed more modern styles.
- Coconino County - Shoe Stores: Rack Room Shoes
- Phoenix Color - Shoes: Rack Room Shoes and Off Broadway Shoes
- Pima County - Shoes: Rack Room Shoes
- Denver Color - Shoe Stores: Rack Room Shoes
- Wikipedia - Rack Room Shoes (Drawn 10/14/2018)
- Deichmann - It Began With One Shop (Drawn 10/15/2018)
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