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VF Corporation is an American worldwide apparel and footwear company founded in 1899 and headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina. The company’s more than 30 brands are organized into five product categories: Outdoor & Action Sports, Jeanswear, Imagewear, Sportswear and Contemporary Brands. The company controls 55% of the U.S. backpack market with the Jansport, Eastpak, Timberland and North Face brands.
|Traded as||NYSE: VFC
S&P 500 Component
(as Reading Glove and Mitten Manufacturing Company)|
Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Headquarters||Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.|
(President and CEO)
Number of employees
The company was established first as Reading Glove and Mitten Manufacturing Company in Pennsylvania in October 1899 by John Barbey and a group of investors. The company was started with $11,000 and a 320-square-foot (30 m2) factory that was leased for $60/month. It was incorporated in Pennsylvania on December 4 of that same year. The manufacture of undergarments began in 1919, accompanied by a name change to Vanity Fair Mills. Shares were initially sold to the public in 1951.
The H.D. Lee Company (now Lee) was acquired by the company in 1969 and the corporate name was changed to VF Corporation to reflect the more diverse product line. Blue Bell Inc., the owner of such brands as Wrangler and JanSport, was acquired in 1986, effectively doubling the size of VF and making it the largest publicly held clothing company.
On February 28, 2007, VF Corporation acquired Majestic Athletic. On July 26, 2007, VF Corporation announced the purchase of 7 for all Mankind and Lucy Activewear for a combined $885 million. Eric C. Wiseman became President, CEO, and Chairman in 2008. Effective January 1, 2017 Steve Rendle took over CEO and President responsibilities.
In 2011, VF Corporation announced its intention to purchase Timberland for $2.2 billion. The deal closed in September 2011. On December 21, 2012, VF Imagewear was awarded a multimillion-dollar contract to provide uniforms and insignia for Customs and Border Protection officers. In February 2013, Imagewear was awarded a $50-million contract to manufacture uniforms for Transportation Security Administration officers.
- Wrangler income was $2.3 billion
- Lee income as of 2013 was $1.2 Billion dollars
- Rock and Republic
- Horace Small (The Force), a clothing company based in Nashville, Tennessee, that produces uniforms for law enforcement, fire, EMS, security and land management services. It was founded in 1937. In 1999 the company was acquired by VF Corporation, and was renamed as The Force in 2005 but reverted to the original brand name in 2010.
- Bulwark Protective Apparel
Outdoor and action sportsEdit
- Kipling Europe
- The North Face
- Outdoor Products
- Eagle Creek
VF Outlet, Inc.Edit
In 1970, it was the suggestion of M.O. Lee, then President of VF Corporation, that established the VF Outlet business that surplus products from VF sources including Berkshire International and Vanity Fair were sold to the public from a 5,000 square foot factory store, with only a drop cloth separating it from the company's manufacturing facility. In doing so, VF Corporation created a brand-new retail industry, the outlet mall.
VF Outlet stores offer everyday apparel including brand name jeans, intimate apparel, activewear, swimwear, and more for women, men and children. The company currently operates 79 stores in 31 states nationwide.
VF Outlet CenterEdit
VF Corporation, which opened their first VF Outlet factory store in 1970, was one of the earliest outlet operations, and opened their first outlet center in the country, in Reading, Pennsylvania. The outlet mall, located in Vanity Fair's old manufacturing mills, was dubbed the official "Outlet Capital of the World."  The corporate name was changed from VF Outlet Village to VF Outlet Center in 2008.
Today, the VF Outlet Center is owned and operated by VF Outlet, Inc. with over 1,000,000 square feet of retail space and more than 20 stores.
|20X de Mexico, S.A. de C.V.||Mexico|
|Beatle Properties Limited||Gibraltar|
|Eagle Creek, Inc.||Delaware|
|H.D. Lee Spain, S.L.||Spain|
|Imagewear Apparel Corp.||Delaware|
|JanSport Apparel Corp.||Delaware|
|Jeanswear Ventures, LLC||Delaware|
|Kipling Apparel Corp.||Delaware|
|Lee Bell, Inc.||Delaware|
|lucy apparel, llc||Delaware|
|Mo Industries, LLC||Delaware|
|Nautica Apparel, Inc.||Delaware|
|Nautica Retail USA, Inc.||Delaware|
|R&R Apparel Company, LLC||Delaware|
|Seven For All Mankind, LLC||Delaware|
|Smartwool Consumer Direct LLC||Colorado|
|South Cone, Inc.||California|
|The H. D. Lee Company, Inc.||Delaware|
|The North Face Apparel Corp.||Delaware|
|The North Face (Italy) S.r.l.||Italy|
|The Recreational Footwear Company||Cayman Islands|
|The Timberland Company (Asia Pacific) Pte. Ltd.||Singapore|
|Timberland Asia LLC||Delaware|
|Timberland Canada Co.||Canada|
|Timberland Europe Services Ltd.||United Kingdom|
|Timberland (Gibraltar) Holding Limited||Gibraltar|
|Timberland Holding Luxembourg S.àr.l.||Luxembourg|
|Timberland Hong Kong Limited||Hong Kong|
|Timberland HK Trading Limited||Hong Kong|
|Timberland IDC Ltd.||United Kingdom|
|Timberland International, LLC||Delaware|
|Timberland Italy Srl.||Italy|
|Timberland Japan, Inc.||Japan|
|Timberland Lifestyle Brand Malaysia Sdn.Bhd.||Malaysia|
|Timberland Luxembourg Finance S.àr.l.||Luxembourg|
|Timberland Luxembourg Holding Asia S.àr.l.||Luxembourg|
|Timberland Luxembourg Holding Europe S.àr.l.||Luxembourg|
|Timberland Management Services GmbH||Switzerland|
|Timberland Netherlands Holding B.V.||Netherlands|
|Timberland Retail, LLC||Delaware|
|Timberland Spain S.àr.l.||Luxembourg|
|Timberland Switzerland Holding GmbH||Switzerland|
|Timberland Trading (Shanghai) Company Limited||China|
|Timberland (UK) Ltd.||United Kingdom|
|TBL Licensing LLC||Delaware|
|TBL Investment Holdings GmbH||Switzerland|
|TBL International Properties LLC||Delaware|
|Timberland LLC||New Hampshire|
|Vans Madeira, S.L.||Portugal|
|VF Apparel (Shenzen) Co., Ltd.||China|
|VF Brands India Pvt. Ltd.||India|
|VF Asia Limited||Hong Kong|
|VF Canada, Inc.||Canada|
|VF Contemporary Brands Canada Corp.||Canada|
|VF Comercializadora Limitada||Chile|
|VF Contemporary Brands, Inc.||Delaware|
|VF de Argentina S.A.||Argentina|
|VF do Brasil Ltda.||Brazil|
|VF Ege Soke Giyim Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.||Turkey|
|VF Enterprises S.a.R.L.||Luxembourg|
|VF Europe B.V.B.A.||Belgium|
|VF Germany Textil-Handels GmbH||Germany|
|VF Global Investments S.a.R.L.||Luxembourg|
|VF Imagewear, Inc.||Delaware|
|VF Imagewear (Canada), Inc.||Canada|
|VF International S.a.g.l.||Switzerland|
|VF Investments S.à.r.l.||Luxembourg|
|VF Investments Italy S.à.r.l.||Luxembourg|
|VF Italia, S.r.l.||Italy|
|VF Italy Services S.r.l.||Italy|
|VF (J) France, S.A.||France|
|VF Jeanswear Argentina S.R.L.||Argentina|
|VF Jeanswear de Mexico S.A. de C.V.||Mexico|
|VF Jeanswear Espana S.L.||Spain|
|VF Jeanswear Limited Partnership||Delaware|
|VF Jeanswear Nicaragua y Compania Limitada||Nicaragua|
|VF Korea Limited||Korea|
|VF Luxembourg S.à.r.l.||Luxembourg|
|VF Mauritius Ltd.||Mauritius|
|VF Northern Europe Ltd.||United Kingdom|
|VF Northern Europe Services Ltd.||United Kingdom|
|VF Outdoor, Inc.||Delaware|
|VF Outdoor (Canada), Inc.||Canada|
|VF Outdoor Canada, Co.||Canada|
|VF Outlet, Inc.||Delaware|
|VF Receivables, LP||Delaware|
|VF Receivables Services LLC||Delaware|
|VF Scandinavia A/S||Denmark|
|VF Services, LLC||Delaware|
|VF Shanghai Limited||China|
|VF Sourcing Asia S.a.R.L.||Luxembourg|
|VF Sourcing India Private Limited||India|
|VF Sourcing Latin America S.a.R.L.||Luxembourg|
|VF Sourcing (Thailand) Ltd.||Thailand|
|VF Sportswear, Inc.||Delaware|
|VF Treasury Services LLC||Delaware|
|VFJ Ventures, LLC||Delaware|
|Wrangler Apparel Corp.||Delaware|
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