Shoe Carnival, Inc. is a family footwear retailer. The Company offers customers an assortment of dress, casual and athletic footwear for men, women and children with emphasis on national and regional name brands. The Company’s stores averaged approximately 10,800 square feet, ranging in size from 6,000 to 26,500 square feet. Its stores carry an average inventory of approximately 28,000 pairs of shoes per location. As of January 29, 2011, it operated 314 stores in 30 states primarily in the Midwest, South and Southeast regions of the United States. The average store carries approximately 28,000 pairs of shoes in four general categories, such as men’s, women’s, children’s and athletics. In addition to footwear, its stores carry selected accessory items complementary to the sale of footwear.