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Wolverine Worldwide evolves to exceed new demands

Wolverine Worldwide has said it is paramount the US clothing and footwear company evolves to meet and exceed the demands of the new consumer...

Wolverine bullish on Sperry growth prospects

Footwear and apparel business Wolverine Worldwide remains bullish about the strength of its Sperry Top-Sider brand despite cold weather in t...


Wolverine on track with integration of new brands

Katie Smith | 10 Jul 2013

Wolverine Worldwide has said the integration of the Sperry Top-Sider, Sacuony, Stride Rite and Keds footwear brands is on track, with plans to continue to accelerate the growth of these labels.


Collective Brands' search for steady footing

Petah Marian | 4 May 2012

Footwear firm Collective Brands has spent the last five years trying to find a stable footing following the company's formation following Payless ShoeSource's acquisition of Stride Rite in 2007. Here just-style charts some of the key themes and events in the company's tumultuous history.


Forecasting focus key for brands expanding in Asia

Leonie Barrie | 13 Dec 2010

Foreign companies are flocking to Asia in general and China in particular to boost sales in the hope of offsetting soft demand at home. But while potentially lucrative, such a move is not without its challenges, especially when it comes to forecasting and managing shopper demand across the supply chain.


Demand for moisture management fabrics swells

just-style.com | 5 Jul 2007

The market for moisture management fabrics is set to grow as apparel manufacturers shift their attention to the high-performance end of the sector and consumers place increasing importance on the performance of garments, according to a new report.

Latest Interviews

Interview: Michael Massey, Collective Brands

Petah Marian | 20 Oct 2011

Footwear retailer Collective Brands is in a state of flux, on the one hand announcing plans to shutter almost 500 stores in the US, but on the other inking deals to expand its distribution in a number of emerging markets. Here CEO Michael Massey speaks to just-style's Petah Marian about how the company is developing its presence overseas and online.

Latest News

Wolverine Worldwide appoints Sperry Top-Sider head

Michelle Russell | 16 Sep 2014

US clothing and footwear business Wolverine Worldwide has made two management appointments that it says will significantly strengthen the company's brand leadership.


Crocs promotes Poole to global merchandising role

Michelle Russell | 21 Aug 2014

Footwear business Crocs has promoted product merchant leader Michelle Poole to the newly created role of senior vice president of global merchandising.


Wolverine to close stores in strategic realignment

Michelle Russell | 16 Jul 2014

US clothing and footwear business Wolverine Worldwide has revealed plans to close around 140 stores as part of a strategic realignment plan designed to improve its bottom line.


Zwiers to lead growth at Wolverine Worldwide

Katie Smith | 16 Jun 2014

As part of ongoing efforts to accelerate global growth, US clothing and footwear business Wolverine Worldwide has promoted company veteran James Zwiers to president of its International Group.


Vibram to invest $1.2m in footwear sole production

Katie Smith | 28 May 2014

Footwear sole manufacturer Vibram is investing US$1.2m at its plant in Massachusetts to take advantage of a recent ruling by the Department of Defense that all new military recruits must purchase domestically-made athletic trainers.


Wolverine Worldwide praises shoe policy change

Michelle Russell | 29 Apr 2014

Wolverine Worldwide says a procurement policy change in favour of US-made athletic footwear will help strengthen the domestic supply chain for such items.


Wolverine deploys new e-commerce software solution

Michelle Russell | 9 Apr 2014

US clothing and footwear business Wolverine Worldwide is hoping for higher performance and efficiencies across all of its brands through the consolidation of its digital commerce operations onto the Demandware platform.


Wolverine Worldwide Q4 loss narrows on lower costs

Katie Smith | 18 Feb 2014

Footwear and apparel business Wolverine Worldwide has seen its fourth-quarter loss narrow, after acquisition costs more than halved and sales were slightly higher.


Diane Sullivan adds chairman title at Brown Shoe

Leonie Barrie | 4 Feb 2014

Brown Shoe Company president and chief executive officer Diane Sullivan has added the role of chairman to her title following the departure of Ron Fromm.


Wolverine Worldwide ups FY profit guidance

Michelle Russell | 14 Jan 2014

Footwear and apparel company Wolverine Worldwide has said it expects full-year earnings to come in at the higher end of its forecast and remains "excited" about its prospects for 2014 and beyond.


Wolverine names Hernowitz Stride Rite president

Katie Smith | 4 Nov 2013

Footwear and apparel company Wolverine Worldwide has appointed Ira Hernowitz as president of the Stride Rite Children's Group.


Wolverine Worldwide lifts FY guidance on record Q3

Leonie Barrie | 8 Oct 2013

Footwear business Wolverine Worldwide today (8 October) lifted its full-year earnings guidance after the contribution from newly acquired brands led to a surge in third quarter sales and profit.


Internet-savvy millennials spend more in stores

Leonie Barrie | 28 Aug 2013

Cash-strapped and internet-savvy they might be, but millennial shoppers are more likely to shop in brick-and-mortar stores than online, new research reveals.


Hollister collaborates with Keds on sneaker range

Petah Marian | 15 Aug 2013

US clothing retailer Hollister is partnering with Keds to release a line of footwear that features' Hollister's prints on Keds' sneakers.


Macy’s unveils new wave of millennial brands

Richard Woodard | 1 Aug 2013

Retail giant Macy’s has continued its “millennial” strategy with the launch of two more exclusive brands in store this August.


Wolverine Worldwide Q2 income down on expenses

Petah Marian | 9 Jul 2013

Footwear company Wolverine Worldwide saw second quarter net income drop on the back of expenses relating to acquisitions.


Stride Rite sandals recalled on choking hazard

Katie Smith | 14 Jun 2013

Footwear retailer Stride Rite has recalled around 7,500 girl's sandals after reports that the metal flower on the shoe can become loose or detached, posing a choking hazard.


Wolverine Q1 profit down despite record sales

Richard Woodard | 17 Apr 2013

Footwear business Wolverine Worldwide recorded a slight fall in first quarter profit, but saw revenues double thanks to a full quarter’s contribution from newly acquired brands.


Wolverine Worldwide swings to Q4 loss

Katie Smith | 20 Feb 2013

Footwear maker Wolverine Worldwide has swung to a fourth-quarter loss on the back of costs related to its acquisition of Collective Brands' Performance & Lifestyle Group last year.


Payless ShoeSource axes 45 HQ jobs

Katie Smith | 9 Jan 2013

Footwear chain Payless ShoeSource is laying off some 45 employees at its headquarters in Topeka and eliminating 97 open positions as part of ongoing restructuring efforts.


Wolverine Worldwide reorganises for global growth

Katie Smith | 8 Jan 2013

Footwear maker Wolverine Worldwide has today (8 January) outlined a number of organisational changes designed to help drive global growth following its acquisition of Collective Brands' Performance & Lifestyle Group last year.


Wolverine Worldwide names Le Vesconte MD of EMEA

Katie Smith | 5 Nov 2012

Footwear maker Wolverine Worldwide has appointed Daniel Le Vesconte as managing director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), responsibile for overseeing the company’s growth in the region.


Macy's makes moves on the millennial generation

Katie Smith | 19 Oct 2012

US department store retailer Macy's is launching 13 new apparel and footwear brands and expanding a further 11 existing ones, as part of a drive to boost its business with customers between the ages of 13 and 30.

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