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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...

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.

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.

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. | 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

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

Katie Smith | 19 Nov 2015

Wolverine Worldwide has promoted Richie Woodworth as president of the clothing and footwear company's Lifestyle Group, which includes the Sperry, Stride Rite, Keds, and Hush Puppies brands.

Leonie Barrie | 10 Nov 2015

The Stride Rite footwear brand is to develop odour-eliminating shoes for children – marketing the line as “anti-stink” technology.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Katie Smith | 4 Nov 2013

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Petah Marian | 9 Jul 2013

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Company research

Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (WWW) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (WWW) - Financial and Strategic S

Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (Wolverine) is a global life style company. It specializes in design, manufacture and marketing of casual footwear and apparel; performance outdoor and athletic footwear and...

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Sportswear in Israel

Sportswear in Israel

Sportswear specialist retail chain Wertheimer Sport ran into serious debt in 2015 and at the end of the review period the company owed over NIS100 million to its creditors...

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Athletic Footwear Market in the US 2015-2019

Athletic Footwear Market in the US 2015-2019

Athletic footwear is designed for sports and other forms of physical workout such as training, walking, running, jogging, and aerobics. It includes walking and running shoes, basketball shoes, fitness...

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