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Where does VF supply chain sit in growth strategy?

VF Corp’s latest five-year growth plan sets out the company’s goals to 2021, including a ramped-up focus on its top-performing Vans, Timberl...

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Katie Smith | 23 Dec 2015

Among the industry executives who spoke with just-style this year were William E Connor, chairman and CEO of William E Connor & Associates; Patagonia's director of social & environmental responsibility Cara Chacon; Frank Henke, global director of social and environmental affairs at German sporting goods giant Adidas Group; and Esquel Group vice chairman and CEO John Cheh. 


Leonie Barrie | 14 Dec 2015

US apparel giant VF Corp is extending its Third Way manufacturing programme to strategic suppliers in sub-Saharan Africa as it continues to build long-term relationships with key partners.


Katie Smith | 25 Sep 2015

Deflationary pressures, the rise of Amazon and the expansion of off-price and fast fashion chains all have the potential to disrupt traditional US apparel retailers - but it is the athletic players that are “well positioned” to come out on top, analysts suggest.


Katie Smith | 14 Aug 2015

It is easy to underestimate the complexity of sustainability in the apparel supply chain. But while there are no simple solutions, industry experts believe improvements can come about through social change, collaboration and innovation.

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Leonie Barrie | 28 Jul 2016

With pressure mounting on the outdoor apparel industry to eliminate hazardous chemicals from products and production processes, The North Face is using tools developed by parent company VF Corp to help it work towards its goals. And for sustainability manager James Rogers, the key to reducing overall chemical use is to take a holistic view of the entire supply chain.


Katie Smith | 8 May 2015

Outdoor wear behemoth The North Face has secured its position as a leader in the field since its inception 50 years ago. While "ahead of the game" on sustainability, the US2$bn brand is also just "scratching the surface," according to Adam Mott, the group's director of sustainability. Here he tells just-style how the company is re-evaluating and rethinking everything it does based on what's right for the worker, the environment, and the consumer.

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just-style | 22 Nov 2017

In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, fashion retailer Guess moved to a loss as sales declined in the Americas, Urban Outfitters booked mixed results but with record sales, Foot Locker revealed results in line with expectations, while US apparel giant VF Corporation hailed "strong" third-quarter results, despite a drop in profit.


Michelle Russell | 3 Nov 2017

Apparel giant VF Corp is amplifying its focus on high-performance apparel made of natural fibres with the purchase of New Zealand based ethical and sustainable performance apparel brand Icebreaker.


Beth Wright | 3 Oct 2017

US apparel giant VF Corporation has completed its previously announced acquisition of Williamson-Dickie Mfg Co – owner of brands including Dickies – in a deal worth around US$820m.


Beth Wright | 20 Sep 2017

The North Face, the largest brand in VF Corp's outdoor and action sports group, has unveiled a new synthetic insulation that releases excess heat through movement and exertion for balanced warmth and breathability.


Leonie Barrie | 14 Aug 2017

US apparel giant VF Corporation is expanding its growing workwear platform with the acquisition of Williamson-Dickie Mfg Co – owner of brands including Dickies – in a deal worth around $820m.


Leonie Barrie | 11 Aug 2017

Jeanswear brand Wrangler has become the first apparel company to join the sustainable agriculture alliance as a next step towards increasing the supply of sustainable US cotton.


Hannah Abdulla | 7 Aug 2017

VF Corp has reaffirmed its commitment to Mexico after striking a new licensing agreement with Cavalier Fashion Group.


Hannah Abdulla | 31 Jul 2017

The CEO of US footwear and apparel giant VF Corp has praised the company's early progress in its five-year plan to revamp its supply chain – a move aimed at accelerating speed-to-market and getting closer to its consumers.


Beth Wright | 28 Jul 2017

Top stories this week on just-style include a plan to accelerate apparel exports to the US from El Salvador, attempts to ease increasing congestion at Bangladesh's Chittagong port, VF Corp CEO Steven Rendle taking on the additional role of chairman amid second-quarter gains, and the acquisition by Michael Kors of Jimmy Choo for US$1.2bn.


Michelle Russell | 13 Jul 2017

Instead of withdrawing from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) the US should seek to improve it, according to apparel giant VF Corp, in a testimony adding that any changes to textile and apparel rules should be aimed at increasing competitiveness and flexibility.


In the most recent first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, G-III Apparel moved to a loss on acquisition charges, while Guess saw earnings fall on soft Americas sales. Kate Spade, meanwhile, saw earnings slump on the back of sales declines, while Hudson's Bay recorded comparable store declines on the back of lower domestic store traffic across all banners. 


Michelle Russell | 26 Jun 2017

Around 28 textile and apparel suppliers to VF Corp and Target in Vietnam have realised a collective saving of US$15m in water, energy and chemical operating costs under a resource efficiency scheme run by the International Finance Corporation (IFC).


Beth Wright | 1 Jun 2017

US apparel giant VF Corp has named former Reebok executive Chris Waldeck as president of its Lee and Rock & Republic brands.


Beth Wright | 26 May 2017

Parisian fashion house Christian Dior, US sporting goods behemoth Nike, and Spanish clothing giant Inditex have all topped Forbes' 2017 The World's Biggest Public Companies ranking.


Beth Wright | 25 May 2017

VF Corp-owned jeanswear brand Wrangler has launched a pilot programme to help US cotton farmers reach the next level in sustainable growing practices.


Beth Wright | 16 May 2017

US apparel giant VF Corp has named Arne Arens global brand president of The North Face, the largest brand in the company's outdoor and action sports group.


In the most recent fourth-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Destination XL moved to a profit but booked lower sales, while Caleres moved to a loss in the quarter. VF Corporation, meanwhile, revealed a fall in both sales and earnings for the quarter, while Stein Mart moved to a loss as a result of "aggressive" promotions. 


Beth Wright | 2 May 2017

US apparel giant VF Corp has completed the sale of its licensed sports group business to Fanatics for an undisclosed amount.


Beth Wright | 28 Apr 2017

VF Corp-owned jeanswear brand Wrangler has expanded its outdoor collection with a new men's line featuring moisture wicking, breathable material that keeps the wearer cool, dry and comfortable.


Beth Wright | 24 Apr 2017

Hong Kong-based Global Brands Group has inked a global licensing deal with Timberland to design, produce and distribute men's and women's soft and cold weather accessories.


Leonie Barrie | 5 Apr 2017

Apparel major VF Corporation is to sell its licensed sports group business to Fanatics for an undisclosed amount.


Michelle Russell | 30 Mar 2017

US apparel giant VF Corp is to place more focus on supply chain demand and agility, digitalisation and investment in China, as part of a new five-year plan outlined today (30 March) by the owner of brands including The North Face, Timberland and Wrangler.

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Michelle Russell | 21 Dec 2015

From retailing to manufacturing, sourcing and sustainability, winners and losers were not hard to find in the apparel industry in 2015. As the year draws to a close, just-style's annual review tracks those for whom 2015 will be memorable in more ways than one.


Michelle Russell | 23 Feb 2015

A tentative agreement on a new five-year contract has been agreed for some 20,000 dockworkers at 29 US West Coast ports, ending nine months of discussions. The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) have been engaged in talks since 12 May to replace the existing six-year contact, which expired on 30 June.

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