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Financial

Steve Rendle on ‘Accelerating’ VF Out of the Pandemic

The ceo said “VF is built” to handle a crisis like the coronavirus.

clock July 31, 2020Evan Clark

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Financial

VF Sales Fall 47.5 Percent, But Bounce Back In China

Ceo Steve Rendle said “VF is built for this moment.”

clock July 31, 2020Evan Clark

A member of a TV crew adjusts their camera while filming near the shore of Bailey Island, Maine, where a woman swimming off the coast was killed in an apparent shark attack Monday, July 27, 2020. Two kayakers helped the person get to shore, and an ambulance provided further assistance, but she was pronounced dead at the scene, Marine Patrol said. (AP Photo/Jim Gerberich)

Sportswear

Former Kipling President, Julie Dimperio, Killed by Shark in Maine

She was swimming about 20 yards offshore when attacked by a Great White shark.

clock July 28, 2020Jean E. Palmieri

The Orefici 11 multibrand store VF Corp. will open next fall in Milan.

Fashion Scoops

VF Corp. to Debut Multibrand Store Concept in Milan

Located on central Via Orefici, the unit will bow next fall carrying products from The North Face, Timberland and Napapijri.

clock July 21, 2020Martino Carrera

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Human Resources

VF to Name President for Greater China

Kevin Bailey, group president of Asia Pacific, is relocating to Denver and will take on the emerging brands business.

clock June 29, 2020Evan Clark

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Retail

Retail Reaches Out on Race

Amid the ongoing protests following George Floyd’s death, retailers are openly addressing racism and supporting change.

clock June 1, 2020Evan Clark

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Financial

The COVID-19 Losses Pile Up

But the fashion companies revealed even more about themselves and the industry with tough quarterly updates.

clock June 1, 2020Evan Clark

A still from one of the online fashion retailer's campaigns.

Business Features

EXCLUSIVE: Zalando Makes Sustainability Mandatory for All Brands

Europe’s largest online-only fashion retailer is making a bold move, asking all brands to provide supply chain information. Those that don’t measure up to ethical standards by 2023 are out.

clock May 28, 2020Cathrin Schaer

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Financial

VF Touts ‘Fortress Balance Sheet,’ Consumer Connections

Still, the company has taken a big COVID-19 hit, including through a $323 million impairment charge to its Timberland business.

clock May 15, 2020Evan Clark

VF ceo Steve Rendle

Financial

VF Hit by COVID-19, Timberland Writedown

The company, also parent to Vans and Timberland, has built a cash horde to see it through the slowdown.

clock May 15, 2020Evan Clark

Central American Unions Demand Payment

Government and Trade

EXCLUSIVE: Central American Workers Demand $1.7B in Back Pay From U.S. Firms

Central American unions are launching a campaign to pressure U.S. companies sourcing apparel in the region to pay factories for canceled orders and provide a living wage until COVID-19 abates.

clock May 14, 2020Ivan Castano

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Financial

Wrangler, Lee Jeans Parent Company Investing in Digital, Slowly Reopening Stores

Kontoor Brands charts go-forward strategy as the effects of the coronavirus play out around the world.

clock May 7, 2020Kellie Ell

Lee Jeans

Financial

Coronavirus Hits Kontoor Brands

The Wrangler and Lee jeans parent company reported quarterly earnings, falling short on both top and bottom lines.

clock May 7, 2020Kellie Ell

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Business Features

How Christy Dawn, Timberland Stay Committed to Regenerative Agriculture

Their actions prove any brand can keep a net positive effect despite the ruins of the coronavirus.

clock April 29, 2020Kaley Roshitsh

A garment factory in Cambodia.

Government and Trade

Global Fashion Industry Calls for Government Action to Support Sector

Sixty-six global industry organizations signed the appeal, which came the same day leading retailers, brands and unions agreed form a working group to help develop support for apparel manufacturers.

clock April 22, 2020WWD Staff

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