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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

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

Forecasting focus key for brands expanding in Asia

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...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Michael Massey, Collective Brands 20 Oct 2011

Petah Marian

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 16 Sep 2014

Michelle Russell

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 21 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

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 16 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

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 16 Jun 2014

Katie Smith

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 28 May 2014

Katie Smith

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.

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