OBIT: Cameron Anderson

Cameron Anderson, who helped develop the Foot Locker chain while an executive with the Kinney Shoe Corp., died on June 11 at the age of  85.
Anderson, who lived in Allendale, NJ, spent 45 years with Kinney, according to an OBIT on northjersey.com.

 

He was promoted to president in 1979 and retired as president and CEO in 1989.


Anderson is also a one-time member of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness. After he learned last year that he had lymphoma, he walked two miles a day at a local health club.


According to one published obituary, Anderson proved himself a seer in 1985 when The New York Times asked about trends in athletic footwear.
“Just supply enough Air Jordans,” he said, referring to the Nike brand endorsed by Michael Jordan, then a Chicago Bulls rookie. “It’s going to be one of the biggies.”

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OBIT: Cameron Anderson

Cameron I. Anderson, who helped develop the Foot Locker chain while an executive with the Kinney Shoe Corp., died Saturday. He
was 85.

Anderson, who lived in Allendale, NJ, spent 45 years with Kinney, according to an OBIT on northjersey.com. He was
promoted to president in 1979 and retired as president and CEO in 1989.

He also also a onetime member of the President’s Council on Physical
Fitness. After learned last year that he had lymphoma, he walked two
miles a day at a local health club.

According to the OBIT, Mr. Anderson proved himself a seer in 1985 when The New York Times asked
about trends in athletic footwear. “Just supply enough Air Jordans,” he
said, referring to the Nike brand endorsed by Michael Jordan, then a
Chicago Bulls rookie. “It’s going to be one of the biggies.”

Mr. Anderson, a 45-year resident of Allendale, is survived by his wife;
his children, Marilyn Bristow of Frankfort, Ill., James C. Anderson of
Allendale and Robert M. Anderson of Mahwah; a sister, three
grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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