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VF Corp eyes faster speed-to-market with new DC Michelle Russell | 19 Jan 18

US apparel giant VF Corp is investing US$52m in a new distribution centre in Pennsylvania in a move to help it improve speed to market in northeastern America.

VF Corp partners with university to boost innovation Michelle Russell | 12 Jan 18

US apparel giant VF Corporation has begun a new long-term partnership with North Carolina State University to help drive industry-leading research, provide education opportunities for VF executives, and develop a pipeline of future talent for the company.

VF sets new sustainability and responsibility goals Leonie Barrie | 11 Dec 17

Apparel and footwear giant VF Corporation, owner of The North Face and Timberland brands, has launched a new global sustainability and responsibility strategy setting out updated goals and targets across its business and global supply chain.

VF Corp furthers fur-free commitment Michelle Russell | 28 Nov 17

US apparel giant VF Corp has furthered its commitment to ensuring and communicating that its products are free of animal fur through a partnership with the Fur Free Retailer programme.

VF Corp shakes up EMEA leadership Leonie Barrie | 28 Nov 17

VF Corporation, the parent company of denim brands Lee and Wrangler, has announced a number of senior leadership changes within its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) jeanswear division.

VF Corp sees sustainable benefits in Icebreaker deal Michelle Russell | 3 Nov 17

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.

VF Corporation completes Williamson-Dickie Mfg $820m purchase Beth Wright | 3 Oct 17

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.

New heat release insulation technology from The North Face Beth Wright | 20 Sep 17

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.

VF Corporation to buy Williamson-Dickie Mfg for $820m Leonie Barrie | 14 Aug 17

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.

Wrangler joins efforts to boost sustainable US cotton Leonie Barrie | 11 Aug 17

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.

VF agrees Mexico license deal for Nautica Hannah Abdulla | 7 Aug 17

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

VF CEO applauds early results of speed-to-market plan Hannah Abdulla | 31 Jul 17

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.

Top stories this week on just-style... Beth Wright | 28 Jul 17

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.

VF Corp in support of growing NAFTA trade Michelle Russell | 13 Jul 17

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.

US Q1 in brief – Cherokee, The Finish Line, J Crew Michelle Russell and Beth Wright | 10 Jul 17

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. 

Vietnam suppliers realising benefits of IFC efficiency scheme Michelle Russell | 26 Jun 17

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).

VF Corp taps Reebok exec Waldeck as Lee president Beth Wright | 1 Jun 17

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

Dior, Nike and Inditex world's largest apparel companies Beth Wright | 26 May 17

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.

Wrangler pilots US sustainable cotton programme Beth Wright | 25 May 17

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

VF Corp promotes Arens as The North Face president Beth Wright | 16 May 17

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.

US Q4 in brief – Cherokee, Vince Holding, Destination Maternity Michelle Russell and Beth Wright | 15 May 17

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. 

VF Corp completes licensed sports group sale Beth Wright | 2 May 17

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

Wrangler expands outdoor lifestyle line Beth Wright | 28 Apr 17

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.

Global Brands Group inks global Timberland license deal Beth Wright | 24 Apr 17

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.

Where does VF's supply chain sit in new growth strategy? Leonie Barrie | 13 Apr 17

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, Timberland and The North Face brands. Underpinning its plans, the company notes, is a rapidly changing marketplace – and the pivotal role played by its supply chain.

VF Corp to sell licensed sports group business to Fanatics Leonie Barrie | 5 Apr 17

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

VF Corp to focus on supply chain agility and China growth Michelle Russell | 30 Mar 17

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.

Where next for the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark? Michelle Russell | 22 Mar 17

First feedback on last week's launch of the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark has welcomed the move – but warns against drawing conclusions too quickly and highlights a number of critical issues such as the quality and credibility of information, governance and price pressures.

Sequential Brands taps former VF Sportswear president as CEO Beth Wright | 22 Mar 17

Brand management company Sequential Brands has tapped former VF Sportswear president, Karen Murray, as CEO.

Marks & Spencer tops human rights benchmark Michelle Russell | 13 Mar 17

UK retailer Marks & Spencer has topped a new benchmark ranking that aims to incentivise companies in a race to the top for the moral and commercial advantages of a strong human rights record.






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