Sales climbed by 4.5 percent in the third quarter to $21.1 million, but R.G. Barry’s profit plunged to $123,000, or 90 percent lower than the same period last year. For the nine months ended March 28, sales grew by 5.1 percent to $95.6 million, and profit fell by 19.8 percent to $7.3 million.
The company, which owns the Dearfoam brand among others, has moved around some managers to help each brand be more distinct. Douglas Yannucci, formerly the vice president for sales at Wal-Mart Global, is now the vice president for sales of branded products and the president of Dearfoams Brands. Melanie Owens, former vice president and divisional merchandise manager of shoes for Wal-Mart stores, is taking up Yannucci’s old position at Wal-Mart Global.
Thomas Konecki, who was in charge of business development and licensing, is the vice president for sales of private label products. Jeffrey Bua has been named vice president for sales, licensed products, and will continue his current position as brand president the Levi’s footwear line. He joined R.G. Barry in March from Sports Casual International, a performance development firm.