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US Q3 in brief – VF Corp, Genesco, Stage Stores

23 January 2020 | just-style

In the latest third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Stage Stores has narrowed its net loss, Vince Holding Corp has booked a rise in both earnings and sales, while American Eagle Outfitters has reported record revenue for the period. Elsewhere, J.Crew Group has announced an agreement on the terms of a transaction that will enable it to separate its J.Crew and Madewell brands into two independent companies and pursue a proposed IPO of Madewell. ... read more

Kontoor Brands now zero-waste at US distribution centres

17 December 2019 | Beth Wright

Wrangler and Lee brand owner Kontoor Brands has reached zero-waste designation for all of its owned and operated distribution centres in North America – in a move that means at least 95% of the waste from these facilities will be diverted from landfills through recycling, composting and reuse.... read more

Apparel brands join forces to tackle global packaging supply chain

3 October 2019 | Beth Wright

Apparel industry heavyweights H&M, VF Corp, Kontoor Brands and Asos are among ten companies that have committed to a new initiative launched by environmental not-for-profit Canopy to transform the impacts of the global packaging supply chain on forests.... read more

Kontoor releases first forest-friendly sourcing policy

25 September 2019 | Michelle Russell

Kontoor Brands, the owner of the Wrangler and Lee brands that was recently spun-off from VF Corp, has released its first Forest Derived Materials policy, which sets formal standards for the company’s purchasing and use of sustainable forest materials and products.... read more

Apparel brands unite to tackle gender-based violence in Lesotho

16 August 2019 | Beth Wright

Levi Strauss & Co, The Children's Place, and Kontoor Brands are launching a comprehensive pilot programme to prevent gender-based violence and harassment (GBVH) in garment factories in Lesotho after an investigation documented a "deeply concerning" pattern of abuse and harassment at a key suppliers in the country.... read more

Kontoor Brands says cost-cutting is paying off

8 August 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

Kontoor Brands, the owner of the Wrangler and Lee brands that was recently spun-off from VF Corp, has reported a fall in revenues and profits for the second quarter but insists the restructuring and cost-saving actions it has taken to stabilise the business are paying off.... read more

US Q1 in brief – Boot Barn Holdings, VF Corp, Cherokee Global Brands

1 August 2019 | just-style

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. ... read more

Kontoor Brands names Simon Fisher MD for EMEA

17 July 2019 | Beth Wright

VF Corporation jeans and outlet business spinoff Kontoor Brands has named Simon Fisher as managing director of the EMEA region, with responsibility for the Lee and Wrangler business.... read more

Kontoor Brands begins trading following VF spinoff

23 May 2019 | Beth Wright

Kontoor Brands has completed its separation from VF Corporation and is now a global, independent, publicly traded company that will trading today (23 May) on the New York Stock Exchange.... read more

Kontoor Brands spin-off from VF gets the green light

30 April 2019 | Beth Wright

US apparel giant VF Corp has been given the green light by its board of directors to proceed with plans to spin off its jeans business into a separate publicly traded company that includes brands such as Lee and Wrangler.... read more

VF Corp sees lower FY outlook at Kontoor Brands

29 April 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

VF Corporation is expecting full-year revenue and earnings guidance at newly spun-off denim division Kontoor Brands to be lower year-on-year, as a result of operational actions related to the separation.... read more

VF Corp names jeanswear spin-off Kontoor Brands

7 December 2018 | Beth Wright

US apparel giant VF Corp is to name its jeanswear business Kontoor Brands Inc following the planned spin-off of the unit next year.... read more