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VF provides loans to Bangladeshi Factories for safety improvements

December 08, 2014 Press Releases
VF Corporation (NYSE:VFC) and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today announced they have provided loans to three Bangladeshi garment factories under a new program for funding fire and building safety improvements.
VF to boost Q4 marketing spend for Vans and North Face - how the brands performed in Q3

VF to boost Q4 marketing spend for Vans and North Face - how the brands performed in Q3

October 20, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Details about the increased marketing spend for Vans and The North Face, plus how Vans, The North Face and Timberland performed around the world in Q3.
VF unveils ambitious growth plan for Timberland

VF unveils ambitious growth plan for Timberland

September 17, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
VF Corp. unveiled a major five-year growth plan for its Timberland brand today during a meeting for analysts at Timberland’s headquarters.

VF hires innovation leader for apparel and footwear

September 11, 2014 Press Releases
Dan Cherian Joins Company as Vice President to Lead Apparel and Footwear Innovation Centers
VF Action Sports Americas President on Vans US Open of Surfing changes

VF Action Sports Americas President on Vans US Open of Surfing changes

August 01, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
SES walked the Vans US Open of Surfing site with VF President of Action Sports Americas Kevin Bailey to see how the venue has changed this year.
Vans leads the VF pack in Q2 - VF execs on Vans, North Face, Timberland

Vans leads the VF pack in Q2 - VF execs on Vans, North Face, Timberland

July 18, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Details from the VF earnings call about how Vans, North Face and Timberland did around the globe. Plus, VF execs answer the question: will Vans overheat?
VF sings Vans' praises

VF sings Vans' praises

April 25, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
VF provided many details about how Vans performed globally in Q1 during an earnings conference call this morning, and why the brand was VF's shining star during the quarter.
Reef President on 2013 results, new strategies, future plans

Reef President on 2013 results, new strategies, future plans

February 24, 2014 Shelby Stanger
A talk with Jeff Moore about Reef's 2013 performance, renewed product focus, plans for expanding apparel, performance in other regions including Europe, new marketing strategies.
Details about Vans and North Face's strong Q4 and 2013

Details about Vans and North Face's strong Q4 and 2013

February 14, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
We listened to VF's earnings call this morning and have info about how Vans and North Face performed that goes way beyond the press release. Plus, Vans annual revenue, and more.
VF details Vans results on earnings call, info on big VF Q4 marketing spend

VF details Vans results on earnings call, info on big VF Q4 marketing spend

October 21, 2013 Tiffany Montgomery
An update on Vans Q3 global performance, details on apparel, Foot Locker expansion, Europe results and plans. Plus, info on North Face and Timberland.
Q2 details for Vans, North Face, Reef

Q2 details for Vans, North Face, Reef

July 19, 2013 Tiffany Montgomery
We listened to VF's earnings conference call and have information about Q2 results for action sports and outdoor brands.
The updated 5-year plan for Vans, North Face

The updated 5-year plan for Vans, North Face

June 11, 2013 Tiffany Montgomery
Story updated with new details: We are listening live to the VF Corp. 5-year plan presentation, and have information about new targets for Vans and North Face, regional and key growth strategies, current retail penetration and growth plans.
Sources: Altamont still in Billabong hunt, VF not

Sources: Altamont still in Billabong hunt, VF not

May 09, 2013 Tiffany Montgomery
I spoke with sources close to the Billabong negotiations today that told me VF Corp. is not still involved in talks to buy Billabong, but Altamont Capital Partners is.
Vans realigns Americas, adds roles

Vans realigns Americas, adds roles

May 09, 2013 Tiffany Montgomery
An interview with Vans President Kevin Bailey and Doug Palladini about changes announced today for Vans structure in the Americas, including a big promotion for Doug.
Updated - Report: VF back in talks for Billabong

Updated - Report: VF back in talks for Billabong

May 09, 2013 Tiffany Montgomery
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that both suitors are back at the negotiating table in the quest to acquire Billabong.
Vans Q1 results by region, apparel, LXVI update, more

Vans Q1 results by region, apparel, LXVI update, more

April 26, 2013 Tiffany Montgomery
We listened to VF's earnings call this morning and have lots of details about Q1 results for Vans, The North Face, Timberland and even a bit about Reef.
Billabong stock falls to 53 cents

Billabong stock falls to 53 cents

April 10, 2013 Tiffany Montgomery
After details of a potential acquisition were confirmed, Billabong's stock declined sharply when it resumed trading.
Updated: Naude close to landing Billabong

Updated: Naude close to landing Billabong

April 09, 2013 Tiffany Montgomery
Paul Naude and Sycamore Partners are nearing the finish line in the Billabong acquisition race. The deal would value Billabong at US $300 million. Updated with more deal news.
Billabong requests

Billabong requests "voluntary suspension" in trading of its stock

April 03, 2013 Tiffany Montgomery
Billabong makes another request regarding trading of its stock as negotiations continue.
Billabong wait continues, bids reportedly lower

Billabong wait continues, bids reportedly lower

April 02, 2013 Tiffany Montgomery
Billabong requested another trading halt for its stock on the Australian Securities Exchange Tuesday in Australia as the company continues to discuss acquisition offers.
Billabong says bidders still in after stock price drama

Billabong says bidders still in after stock price drama

March 21, 2013 Tiffany Montgomery
Lots of action with Billabong in Australia Thursday after of the company called a trading halt on the Australian Securities Exchange.
Billabong performance by brand, region, strategy update

Billabong performance by brand, region, strategy update

February 21, 2013 Tiffany Montgomery
Many details about the first half results including an update on potential buyers, brand performances, results by region, strategy update, and Nixon's surprising development.
Vans a star for VF - details on Q4, 2012 and 2013 forecast

Vans a star for VF - details on Q4, 2012 and 2013 forecast

February 15, 2013 Tiffany Montgomery
We listened to VF Corp's earnings call and have lots of details on how Vans and The North Face performed in Q4 and 2012, and forecasts and plans for 2013. Plus, a BBG update.