The North Face’s sales proved as resilient in fighting warm winter weather as its jackets have been battling the cold, helping to lift parent company VF Corp.’s fourth-quarter profits above expectations despite heightened margin pressure.
Eric Wiseman, chairman, president and chief executive officer of VF, told WWD Thursday that, despite unseasonably warm weather, the outerwear-focused North Face achieved a 22 percent increase in global revenues in the fourth quarter, divided among 24 percent growth in the U.S. and volume increases of 12 percent and 41 percent in constant dollars in Europe and Asia, respectively. He reaffirmed the company’s goal of lifting The North Face to a $3 billion business in 2015.
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