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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 | 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.

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just-style | 18 Aug 2017

In the most recent second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Footlocker blamed limited availability of innovative new products for a drop in sales; retail giant Walmart appears to be holding its own in a challenging and competitive retail market, and and US department store giant Target reported an "encouraging" second-quarter as efforts to turn around its business appear to be paying off.


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. 


Beth Wright | 21 Jun 2017

Keds, a division of US clothing and footwear business Wolverine Worldwide, has named former Pentland Brands CEO Dave Grange as the brand's vice president of sales for North America.


Michelle Russell | 1 Jun 2017

US clothing and footwear business Wolverine Worldwide is to license its Stride Rite brand and create a children's subsidiary as part of the group's plans to grow the business under its Way Forward strategy.


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 | 7 Feb 2017

US clothing and footwear business Wolverine Worldwide has named former The North Face brand president, Todd Spaletto, as president of its Wolverine outdoor and lifestyle group.


Beth Wright | 10 Jan 2017

Women and children's hosiery firm McCubbin has acquired premier baby and toddler soft-soled footwear brand Robeez from Stride Rite Children's Group, a subsidiary of Wolverine World Wide, Inc.


Beth Wright | 23 Dec 2016

US clothing and footwear business Wolverine Worldwide says it is making "significant" progress on its ongoing strategic initiatives, which are intended to achieve 12% adjusted operating margin by the end of 2018.


Leonie Barrie | 12 Dec 2016

US footwear firms Wolverine Worldwide and New Balance have hailed the passage of a defence bill that includes language directing troops to buy American-made athletic shoes for military recruits.


Michelle Russell | 19 Oct 2016

Military boot and shoemaker Wolverine Worldwide has reaffirmed its full-year outlook after revealing higher earnings in its third-quarter and sales in line with expectations.


In the most recent second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Tailored Brands showed improvement on Q1 but saw earnings slide, while DSW booked mixed results. Abercrombie & Fitch widened its net losses but remained optimistic, while Destination Maternity revealed improved losses. Express, meanwhile, delivered what it described as a "disappointing" second-quarter, below management expectations, and Macy's saw a "distinct" improvement in its sales and earnings trends for the quarter. 


Leonie Barrie | 5 Sep 2016

Military boot and shoemaker Wolverine Worldwide is expanding its footwear production facility in Big Rapids, Michigan.


Beth Wright | 10 Aug 2016

US clothing and footwear business Wolverine Worldwide has promoted Mike Jeppesen, president of Wolverine Worldwide's global operations group, to an expanded role as president of the Wolverine Heritage Group, which includes the Wolverine, Bates, Harley-Davidson and HyTest brands.


Michelle Russell | 15 Apr 2016

In the most recent fourth-quarter filings from US apparel brands and retailers, Destination Maternity and Perry Ellis saw their losses narrow, while New York & Co moved to a net profit. However, Iconix Brand Group cut its outlook after swinging to a loss, Finish Line saw its net profit plummet 90%, and Cherokee Global Brands posted a mixed performance. 


Michelle Russell | 5 Feb 2016

US clothing and footwear business Wolverine Worldwide has implemented a new brand operating group structure with the appointment of four new divisional heads. 


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.


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.


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".


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.


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".


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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