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VF Corp deepens engagement with Better Work Beth Wright | 4 May 21

VF Corporation is advancing its engagement with Better Work by strengthening its partnership status to Global Partner as part of its ongoing commitment to human rights and improving worker well-being throughout its global supply chain.


VF Corp strikes deal to sell workwear brands Beth Wright | 28 Apr 21

VF Corporation has struck an agreement to sell the occupational portion of its work segment as part of its efforts to transform the group into a more retail-centric enterprise while simplifying its portfolio.


Timberland to build regenerative rubber supply system for footwear Beth Wright | 27 Apr 21

Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland is forging a partnership with regenerative design consultancy Terra Genesis International (TGI) to build what it claims is the world’s first regenerative rubber supply system for footwear, with plans to pilot a collection in 2023.


The North Face sees regenerative cotton as biggest opportunity Michelle Russell | 20 Apr 21

The North Face is waking up to the practice of regenerative farming in its cotton supply chain. As Carol Shu, senior manager of global sustainability, explains, it not only has a positive impact on nature and resources, but is another critical step in addressing climate change impacts.


VF Corp names new EMEA supply chain vice president Beth Wright | 31 Mar 21

VF Corporation has announced several new appointments to its EMEA leadership team, including naming Stuart Pond as vice president of supply chain operations.


VF and Pensole partner on footwear apprenticeship programme Beth Wright | 11 Mar 21

VF Corporation has announced a new corporate apprenticeship programme across its Timberland, Vans and The North Face brands to provide unique access to professional design experience and empower Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) students as they learn, create, and build a career in the footwear industry. 


Susie Mulder named Timberland global brand head Beth Wright | 4 Mar 21

VF Corporation has named Nic+Zoe CEO Susie Mulder as global brand president of its Timberland business.


Van Mossevelde named Icebreaker global brand head Beth Wright | 19 Feb 21

Apparel powerhouse VF Corp has promoted Jan Van Mossevelde to global brand president of the Icebreaker natural fibre performance clothing range.


VF Corp allocates EUR493m green bond net proceeds Beth Wright | 18 Feb 21

VF Corporation has fully allocated the net proceeds from its inaugural green bond issued last year, which totalled about EUR493m (US$594.8m), to 13 of the group's eligible sustainability projects worldwide.


VF to eliminate all single-use plastic packaging by 2025 Beth Wright | 10 Feb 21

VF Corporation, owner of brands including The North Face, Timberland and Vans, has announced a series of new sustainable packaging goals, including a pledge to eliminate all single-use plastic packaging, including polybags, by 2025.


Boardriders taps VF Corp exec Arne Arens as new CEO Beth Wright | 4 Feb 21

Boardriders Inc, a global action sports and lifestyle company that owns the Quiksilver, Billabong, and DC Shoes brands, has named former VF Corp executive Arne Arens as incoming CEO.


VF Corp discloses tier 4 suppliers in traceability drive Beth Wright | 18 Jan 21

VF Corporation, owner of brands including The North Face, Timberland and Vans, has enhanced its traceability mapping programme by disclosing its tier 1 to tier 4 supplier information.


VF Corp rejigs Asia sourcing operations to boost speed Hannah Abdulla | 11 Jan 21

VF Corporation, owner of brands including The North Face, Timberland and Vans, is shifting its Product Supply Hub – which serves as the base of its global supply chain in Asia – from Hong Kong to Singapore, amid plans to boost speed and capabilities.


VF Corporation enhances focus on human rights Hannah Abdulla | 14 Dec 20

VF Corp, the owner of brands including Vans and The North Face, has formally endorsed the United Nationals Global Compact and Women's Empowerment Principles, which it says will continue its support of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. 


VF Corp opens first multi-brand retail store Beth Wright | 7 Dec 20

Apparel giant VF Corp has opened its first multi-brand store in a move aimed at creating a new approach to retail and furthering its strategy to become more consumer-minded, retail-centric, and hyper-digital. 


VF Corp strikes US$2.1bn deal to acquire streetwear brand Supreme Hannah Abdulla | 9 Nov 20

Vans and North Face-owner VF Corp, has revealed plans to acquire Supreme, a privately-owned global streetwear brand.


VF Corp reshuffles core and emerging brand management Beth Wright | 14 Oct 20

VF Corp has outlined a series of organisational changes as part of its ongoing business model transformation and to ensure greater alignment in the management of its core and emerging brands portfolio – including the appointment of a new global brand president for The North Face.


Pilot to probe hidden Bangladesh RMG supply chains Beth Wright | 23 Sep 20

GoodWeave International, a non-profit working to end child, forced and bonded labour in global supply chains, has launched a new project to provide marginalised apparel workers in Bangladesh with immediate Covid-19 relief and conduct research on the impact of the pandemic. 


Inditex and H&M join call for EU to cut emissions by 55% Michelle Russell | 17 Sep 20

More than 150 businesses, investors and business networks, including Inditex, H&M and VF Corp, are calling on European Union leaders to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030.


VF's Icebreaker commits to plastic-free by 2023 Hannah Abdulla | 3 Sep 20

VF Corp-owned Icebreaker has set a goal of becoming plastic-free by 2023, eradicating synthetics from its entire collection within three years.


UK government aid to support fashion supply chains Beth Wright | 14 Aug 20

The UK Government has launched a new programme to strengthen global supply chains by supporting workers in developing countries during the coronavirus pandemic in a move that is estimated to benefit nearly 120,000 people working in the global garment industry. 


VF Corp names Winnie Ma as first Greater China president Beth Wright | 4 Aug 20

Apparel giant VF Corp has appointed Winnie Ma to the newly created role of president of Greater China as part of its efforts to strengthen and accelerate its business strategy in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.


US Q1 in brief – VF Corp, J.Jill, Francesca's just-style | 31 Jul 20

In the latest first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic and widespread store closures can be clearly seen. VF Corp has reported a net loss of US$285.6m, while Francesca's has seen a 50% drop in net sales. Elsewhere, Macy's, Inc said its net loss totalled $3.58bn and PVH Corp has posted an "unprecedented" decline in revenue and earnings.


VF Corp to open first multi-brand retail store Beth Wright | 27 Jul 20

Apparel giant VF Corp has revealed plans to open its first multi-brand store this autumn in a move that furthers its strategy to become more consumer-minded, retail-centric and hyper-digital. 


Fashion industry efforts to address global PPE shortages – Update just-style | 27 Jul 20

Texollini, Chargeurs*PCC Fashion Technologies, and Crystal International are among the latest fashion firms to mobilise their production facilities and supply chains to help address the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), including face masks and hospital gowns, amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. 


Napapijri receives gold Cradle to Cradle certification Beth Wright | 10 Jul 20

VF Corp's casualwear brand Napapijri has received gold-level certification for its Circular Series of recyclable jackets from the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.


Retailers begin to outline store reopening plans – Update just-style | 16 Jun 20

Debenhams, Brooks Brothers, and J.Crew Group are among the latest apparel brands and retailers to outline reopening plans after stores and online operations were closed temporarily worldwide as part of efforts to help limit the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.


US retail stores close amid civil unrest across the country Michelle Russell | 3 Jun 20

Adidas and Target Corp are among a number of retailers in the US to have closed stores or postponed openings in response to the civil unrest taking place across the country over the killing of George Floyd by a white police officer.


US Q4 in brief – Boot Barn Holdings, VF Corp, PVH Corp just-style | 21 May 20

In the latest fourth-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Boot Barn Holdings has posted a fall in both earnings and revenue, while VF Corp and PVH Corp have both reported a net loss. Elsewhere, Oxford Industries has booked its twelfth consecutive quarter of positive comparable sales, while G-III Apparel Group saw profit rise but revenue fall.  


VF Corp aligns with post-pandemic health and wellness shift Leonie Barrie | 20 May 20

Apparel powerhouse VF Corp believes it is well-positioned to emerge as a winner from the coronavirus crisis – with an increased consumer focus on the outdoors, health and wellbeing set to boost its activity-based lifestyle brands.

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