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Wolverine Worldwide mulls plans to move more production out of China Hannah Abdulla | 19 Aug 19

Footwear company Wolverine Worldwide is confident steps it has taken in relation to rising tariffs on footwear from China will limit the financial impact to its business.

US Q1 in brief – Boot Barn Holdings, VF Corp, Cherokee Global Brands just-style | 1 Aug 19

In the latest first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, VF Corp has raised its fiscal 2020 outlook, Cherokee Global Brands booked a mixed first quarter and announced it will officially rebrand to Apex Global Brands, Destination Maternity reported a challenging start to the year amid the news Marla Ryan will step down as CEO, while PVH Corp saw profits slip. Dick's Sporting Goods enjoyed higher sales as did Footlocker. 

US Q4 in brief – VF Corp, Boot Barn Holdings, Destination Maternity just-style | 23 May 19

In the latest fourth-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Iconix Brand Group reported a GAAP net loss, CEO of PHV Corp, Emanuel Chirico, said the company is "very pleased" with its fourth-quarter and full year 2018 results, and Guess Inc released its first results under new CEO Carlos Alberini.

US Q3 in brief – Boot Barn Holdings, VF Corp just-style | 6 Feb 19

In the latest third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Francesca's Holdings Corporation swung to a third-quarter loss of US$16.2m, PVH Corp posted what CEO Emanuel Chirico called a "strong earnings performance", and Abercrombie booked its fifth consecutive quarter of positive comparable sales.

Wolverine Worldwide sues 3M over Scotchgard chemicals Leonie Barrie | 21 Dec 18

Wolverine Worldwide, the maker of footwear brands including Merrell, Sperry, Hush Puppies and Saucony, is suing chemicals giant 3M for concealing information about the risks of its Scotchgard water and stain repellent.

US Q2 in brief – Boot Barn Holdings, VF Corp, Sears just-style | 26 Oct 18

In the latest second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, VF Corp raised its full-year guidance on strong sales and earnings, while L Brands reported a 28.7% drop in earnings, and Urban Outfitters achieved record second-quarter sales and a jump in profit.

Wolverine commits $40m to environmental clean-up Michelle Russell | 9 Feb 18

US clothing and footwear maker Wolverine Worldwide has committed up to $45m to speeding up its supply chain and addressing groundwater issues related to its former tannery operations, as it outlined its guidance for 2018.

US Q3 in brief – Deckers Brands, Boot Barn Holdings just-style | 6 Feb 18

In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Deckers Brands exceeded expectations, while Boot Barn Holdings saw earnings nearly double. Destination Maternity, meanwhile, widened its losses.

Wolverine sells Michigan footwear facility Beth Wright | 2 Oct 17

Military boot and shoemaker Wolverine Worldwide has sold assets associated with its United States Department of Defense (DoD) contract business and its Big Rapids, Michigan, factory to Original Footwear.

US Q2 in brief – Finish Line, Zumiez, Tailored Brands, Vince Holding just-style | 22 Sep 17

In the most recent second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, PVH upped its full-year guidance based on strong second-quarter results, while Guess saw its results boosted by solid growth in both Europe and Asia. Oxford Industries, meanwhile, saw mixed results as earnings fell but sales edged up.

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. 

Keds hires Dave Grange to drive US growth Beth Wright | 21 Jun 17

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.

Wolverine Worldwide sets out plans to grow kids' business Michelle Russell | 1 Jun 17

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.

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. 

Wolverine taps former The North Face president Beth Wright | 7 Feb 17

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.

Wolverine sells Robeez brand to hosiery firm McCubbin Beth Wright | 10 Jan 17

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.

New innovation hub to boost Wolverine speed to market Beth Wright | 23 Dec 16

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.

US defence bill to boost athletic footwear firms Leonie Barrie | 12 Dec 16

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.

Wolverine Worldwide reaffirms outlook on "strong" Q3 Michelle Russell | 19 Oct 16

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.

US Q2 in brief - The Finish Line, Cherokee, Zumiez, Vince Holding, Tailored Brands Michelle Russell and Beth Wright | 9 Sep 16

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. 

Wolverine Worldwide to expand footwear facility Leonie Barrie | 5 Sep 16

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

Jeppesen promoted to Wolverine Heritage Group president Beth Wright | 10 Aug 16

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.

US Q4 in brief: Cherokee Global Brands, Perry Ellis, Destination Maternity Michelle Russell | 15 Apr 16

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. 

Wolverine implements new operating structure Michelle Russell | 5 Feb 16

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

US: Wolverine World Wide leads Collective Brands bid? Petah Marian | 30 Apr 12

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.

US: Lawmakers call for fair treatment of footwear in TPP Leonie Barrie | 18 Apr 12

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.

US: Wolverine posts 23% Q1 profit growth just-style.com | 20 Apr 11

US footwear company Wolverine World Wide has reported higher first quarter earnings on the back of "strong consumer demand and accelerated revenue growth".

The week ahead on just-style... just-style.com | 18 Apr 11

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.

US: Wolverine World Wide boosts Q4 profit just-style.com | 2 Feb 11

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".

US: Wolverine creates international unit just-style.com | 31 Jan 11

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.









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