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US Q3 in brief –Boot Barn Holdings, VF Corp, Genesco just-style | 5 Feb 20

In the latest third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Boot Barn Holdings has delivered an increase in both profit and revenue with the company "well-positioned" to deliver a solid finish to fiscal 2020, Stage Stores has narrowed its net loss, and American Eagle Outfitters has booked record sales. Elsewhere, J.Crew Group has announced an agreement on the terms of a transaction that will enable it to separate its J.Crew and Madewell brands into two independent companies and pursue a proposed IPO of Madewell. 

Wolverine promotes Woodworth to head Lifestyle Group Katie Smith | 19 Nov 15

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.

Stride Rite develops odour-eliminating footwear Leonie Barrie | 10 Nov 15

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

US: Wolverine Worldwide appoints Sperry Top-Sider head Michelle Russell | 16 Sep 14

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

US: Crocs promotes Poole to global merchandising role Michelle Russell | 21 Aug 14

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

ANALYSIS: Wolverine evolves to exceed new consumer demands Michelle Russell | 16 Jul 14

Wolverine Worldwide has said it is paramount the US clothing and footwear company evolves to meet and exceed the demands of the new consumer, after it revealed plans to close 140 stores as part of a strategic realignment.

US: Wolverine to close stores in strategic realignment Michelle Russell | 16 Jul 14

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.

US: Zwiers to lead global growth at Wolverine Worldwide Katie Smith | 16 Jun 14

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.

US: Vibram to invest $1.2m in footwear sole production Katie Smith | 28 May 14

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.

US: Wolverine Worldwide praises shoe policy change Michelle Russell | 29 Apr 14

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

US: Wolverine deploys new e-commerce software solution Michelle Russell | 9 Apr 14

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.

In the money: Wolverine bullish on Sperry growth prospects Michelle Russell | 19 Feb 14

Footwear and apparel business Wolverine Worldwide remains bullish about the strength of its Sperry Top-Sider brand despite cold weather in the US having tempered its growth in the fourth quarter.

US: Wolverine Worldwide Q4 loss narrows on lower costs Katie Smith | 18 Feb 14

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

US: Diane Sullivan adds chairman title at Brown Shoe Leonie Barrie | 4 Feb 14

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.

US: Wolverine Worldwide ups FY profit guidance Michelle Russell | 14 Jan 14

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.

US: Wolverine names Hernowitz Stride Rite president Katie Smith | 4 Nov 13

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

US: Wolverine Worldwide lifts FY guidance on record Q3 Leonie Barrie | 8 Oct 13

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.

US: Internet-savvy millennials spend more in stores Leonie Barrie | 28 Aug 13

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.

US: Hollister collaborates with Keds on sneaker range Petah Marian | 15 Aug 13

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

US: Macy’s unveils new wave of millennial brands Richard Woodard | 1 Aug 13

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

In the money: Wolverine on track with integration of new brands Katie Smith | 10 Jul 13

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.

US: Wolverine Worldwide Q2 income down on acquisition costs Petah Marian | 9 Jul 13

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

US: Stride Rite sandals recalled on choking hazard Katie Smith | 14 Jun 13

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.

US: Wolverine Q1 profit down despite record sales Richard Woodard | 17 Apr 13

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.

US: Wolverine Worldwide swings to Q4 loss on acquisition costs Katie Smith | 20 Feb 13

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.

US: Payless ShoeSource axes 45 HQ jobs Katie Smith | 9 Jan 13

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.

US: Wolverine Worldwide reorganises for global growth Katie Smith | 8 Jan 13

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.

US: Wolverine Worldwide names Le Vesconte MD of EMEA Katie Smith | 5 Nov 12

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.

US: Macy's makes moves on the millennial generation Katie Smith | 19 Oct 12

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.

US: Wolverine Worldwide cuts outlook as Q3 profit falls Katie Smith | 16 Oct 12

Footwear maker Wolverine Worldwide has lowered its full-year earnings target after posting a 19% drop in third-quarter net profit amid challenging economic trading conditions in Europe.







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