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just-style.com | 3 Apr 2006

The decision to impose protective duties on imports of leather shoes from China and Vietnam into the European Union has been slammed by leading footwear retailers, importers and trade groups as a costly economic exercise. But just how real are fears of price hikes, job losses and even suggestions that the move will pave the way for import tariffs on other goods from China? Leonie Barrie reports.


just-style.com | 11 Feb 2005

The recent ISPO winter sporting goods trade fair was buzzing with visitors, new products and innovations. In particular, sporting goods - and clothing - manufacturers have finally realised that products specifically for women are also good for business, as Penny Leese found out.


just-style.com | 26 Mar 2003

Autumn/winter 2003/4 is going to be a pale one according to the latest trends on show at the German GDS footwear fair. Biker boots, lambskin boots and sneakers are the fashion favourites for the coming season – both for women and men – writes Penny Leese.


just-style.com | 26 Feb 2003

Since the 1980s sports clothing and footwear has shifted from the specialist market into mainstream fashion, and in 2002, UK consumers spent £4.05 billion kitting themselves out with these products. Globalisation, branding and new technologies and designs are driving sales, making this a sector that’s permanently established as an option for leisurewear, active or otherwise.

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Wolverine World Wide leads Collective Brands bid?

Petah Marian | 30 Apr 2012

Collective Brands has allegedly chosen a group made up of Wolverine World Wide and Golden Gate Capital as the leading contender to buy the company.


US lawmakers urge fair footwear treatment in TPP

Leonie Barrie | 18 Apr 2012

A group of US lawmakers is calling for "fair treatment" of footwear in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact - saying that the talks could be used to mark the start of a new approach to footwear trade.


Wolverine posts 23% Q1 profit growth

just-style.com | 20 Apr 2011

US footwear company Wolverine World Wide has reported higher first quarter earnings on the back of "strong consumer demand and accelerated revenue growth".


The week ahead on just-style...

just-style.com | 18 Apr 2011

Taking a look at the week ahead for the footwear and apparel industry, here is a snapshot of just-style's latest news and insights agenda.


Wolverine World Wide boosts Q4 profit

just-style.com | 2 Feb 2011

US footwear group Wolverine World Wide has posted Q4 net income of $25.6m, compared to $16.7m in the same period last year, forecasting "an excellent 2011".


Wolverine creates international unit

just-style.com | 31 Jan 2011

US footwear firm Wolverine World Wide has announced a series of organisational changes, including the creation of a new international group to drive growth outside the US.


The week ahead on just-style...

Joe Ayling | 31 Jan 2011

Taking a look at the week ahead for the footwear and apparel industry, here is a snapshot of just-style's latest news and insights agenda.


Wolverine World Wide boosts Q3 profits

just-style.com | 5 Oct 2010

US footwear firm Wolverine World Wide has bolstered its third quarter profit and sales, attributing growth to its multi-brand strategy.


The week ahead on just-style...

just-style.com | 4 Oct 2010

Taking a look at the week ahead for the footwear and apparel industry, here is news editor Joe Ayling's snapshot of just-style's latest news and insights agenda.


ACG full-year profits rise 30%

just-style.com | 25 Aug 2010

Australian fashion retailer RCG Corporation has lifted its net profit for the 2010 financial year, on the back of the exceptional sales performance at The Athlete's Foot network.


Wolverine ups guidance on doubled Q2 profit

just-style.com | 16 Jul 2010

Wolverine World Wide Inc, the maker of Merrell boots and Hush Puppies shoes, has lifted its full-year forecasts after more than doubling its second quarter profit on rising sales.


The week ahead on just-style...

Joe Ayling | 12 Jul 2010

Taking a look at the week ahead for the footwear and apparel industry, here is news editor Joe Ayling's snapshot of just-style's latest news and insights agenda.


Wolverine ups guidance on Q1 profit surge

just-style.com | 20 Apr 2010

Footwear and apparel company Wolverine World Wide has increased its full-year revenue and earnings guidance after more than doubling its first quarter profit.


Killick Datta to chair AAFA board of directors

just-style.com | 16 Mar 2010

Killick Datta, chairman and chief executive officer of International Brand Partners LLC, has taken over the reins as chairman of the board of directors of the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA).


Wolverine World Wide earnings dip 35%

just-style.com | 3 Feb 2010

Footwear and apparel maker Wolverine World Wide has blamed the challenging economic environment for a 35.4% drop in full-year earnings.


Wolverine names Blake W Krueger as chairman

just-style.com | 11 Dec 2009

Wolverine World Wide has announced the appointment of Blake W Krueger as chairman of the board of directors effective 1 January.


Wolverine earnings dip 16.4% during Q3

just-style.com | 7 Oct 2009

Footwear company Wolverine World Wide saw third quarter earnings slump 16.4%, after sales fell and restructuring charges mounted.


Wolverine makes two Outdoor Group appointments

just-style.com | 1 Sep 2009

Wolverine World Wide has announced the appointment of Bill Dodge as vice president - product development for its outdoor group, and Mark Sandquist as president - global apparel.


Wolverine Q2 earnings halved by restructuring

just-style.com | 15 Jul 2009

Wolverine World Wide has reported second quarter net earnings of US$7.9m amid restructuring, down 53% from $16.8m in the comparable period last year, despite success for its Merrell brand in the US.


Wolverine Q1 net earnings fall to $10.5m

just-style.com | 22 Apr 2009

Footwear group Wolverine World Wide has posted first quarter net earnings of US$10.5m, compared to $23.7m in the prior year period, including $14.5m of non-recurring restructuring and related charges.


Wolverine wins AAFA lifestyle prize

just-style.com | 20 Apr 2009

US footwear company Wolverine World Wide will receive the "Excellence in Lifestyle Branding Award" at the American Apparel & Footwear Association's (AAFA) annual awards next month.


Bates Footwear wins US$13m Army contract

just-style.com | 7 Apr 2009

Bates Footwear has been awarded a US$13m contract to manufacture about 165,000 pairs of the company’s Temperate Weather Combat Boots for the US Army.


Wolverine warehouses get free trade zone status

just-style.com | 30 Mar 2009

The newly centralised distribution operations at footwear firm Wolverine World Wide have been given foreign trade zone status in a move that will bring cost savings as well as generate more jobs.


Wolverine appoints new outdoor group president

just-style.com | 16 Mar 2009

Footwear firm Wolverine World Wide has announced the appointment of James Zwiers to the position of president of its outdoor group, which includes the Merrell, Chaco and Patagonia footwear brands.


WolverineQ4 profit slips 5.8%

just-style.com | 5 Feb 2009

Footwear maker Wolverine World Wide yesterday (4 January) posted a 5.8% drop in fourth quarter profit on lower sales, and warned of challenging trading conditions in the first half of this year.


Wolverine buys Chaco outdoor footwear brand

just-style.com | 23 Jan 2009

Wolverine World Wide, owner of Hush Puppies, Merrell and Sebago, has added to its line-up with the acquisition of outdoor shoe brand Chaco for an undisclosed sum.

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