Wolverine World Wide - Shoes

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Wolverine Worldwide today announced the appointment of Frank Annunziata to the position of Vice President and General Manager of Sebago with responsibility for the further development of the brand's global growth platform of footwear, apparel and accessories. Annunziata will report to Ted Gedra, President of the Company's Heritage Group.

Wolverine Worldwide (NYSE: WWW) today reported record revenue and strong earnings performance for its second fiscal quarter ended June 15, 2013.  The quarter included a full 12 weeks contribution from the Company's October 2012 acquisition of the Sperry Top-Sider, Saucony, Stride Rite, and Keds brands (the "PLG Acquisition").

Boots crafted in the USA to be launched for Holiday 2012 as part of the Mike Rowe Works by Cat Footwear collection

Cat® Footwear announced today they are launching a new Mike Rowe Works by Cat Footwear work boot made in the USA for the holiday 2012 collection. As part of their partnership with Mike Rowe --creator, host and executive producer of Discovery Channel's popular television show 'Dirty Jobs' -- Cat Footwear will be manufacturing the Made in the USA work boots in the Wolverine World Wide plant in Big Rapids, Michigan.

Collective Brands, Inc. (NYSE: PSS) yesterday announced that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has granted early termination of the waiting periods under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act in connection with the Company's previously announced definitive agreement under which it will be acquired by a consortium comprised of Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW), Blum Capital Partners and Golden Gate Capital for $21.75 per share in cash, or a total of approximately $2.0 billion, including the assumption of debt.

Wolverine World Wide Declares Quarterly Dividend

Directors of Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW) have declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.12 per share of common stock. The dividend is payable on August 1, 2011 to stockholders of record on July 1, 2011.  The dividend is equal to the last quarterly dividend and reflects an indicated annual dividend of $0.48 per share.

With a commitment to service and product excellence, Wolverine World Wide, Inc. is one of the world's leading marketers of branded casual, active lifestyle, work, outdoor sport and uniform footwear and apparel.  The Company's portfolio of highly recognized brands includes: Bates®, Chaco®, Cushe™, Hush Puppies®, HYTEST®, Merrell®, Sebago® and Wolverine®.  The Company also is the exclusive footwear licensee of the well-known brands CAT®, Harley-Davidson® and Patagonia®. The Company's products are carried by leading retailers in the U.S. and globally in approximately 190 countries and territories.

Wolverine World Wide expects to release financial results for its fiscal 2011 first quarter on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, before the market opens.

With the abrupt end of the British summertime and the death of sandals sales, Merrell shoes give outdoor retailers a ray of hope amidst the cold, damp weather conditions.

It's all change in the outdoors industry and a little sooner than expected as heavy showers wash away the few remaining weeks of summer.

The early arrival of Autumn quashed end of summer sales, leaving many retailer struggling to clear stock in time for their next season of stock.

However, Merrell, a subsidiary of Wolverine World Wide inc, has come to the fore in this transitional period between light summer sandals and waterproof walking boots with their extensive range of Merrell shoes and boots.

Wolverine Successfully Growing a Unified Wholesale and Retail Business : Seminar

Business identities in Fashion are blurring as traditional apparel and footwear companies continue moving into their own retail operations while traditional retailers expand into private labels. Successful verticalization requires a deep understanding of the diverse needs of each business as well as capturing the benefits from the big picture integration.

Hear how Wolverine World Wide, owners of global brands such as Merrell, have successfully grown global retail operations while improving sell-through and enhancing visibility into supply chain operations.

From AMR Research, understand the challenges facing companies moving towards a unified apparel model. Understand how SAP has helped companies such as Wolverine move towards increasing verticalization.

During the web seminar, you will learn:

1. The do’s and don’ts of starting a vertical integration
2. Aligning expectations with the business case
3. Using ERP to deliver scalable cross-business processes and plan for global growth
4. What are the real pitfalls and how to manage those
5. How to implement the right enabling technology

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 11 a.m. ET

1 Hour

Featured Speakers:

Dee Slater,
Wolverine World Wide

David Aquino,
Research Analyst,
AMR Research

Peter Akbar,
Solution Director Fashion,


Learn more about the event and learn about how to register at ApparelMag.com

Wolverine Celebrates 125 Years of Footwear Excellence

Wolverine, the brand known for creating comfortable and innovative footwear, apparel and gear, is celebrating its landmark 125th anniversary in 2008. To commemorate such a momentous year, Wolverine will be holding an anniversary sweepstakes.

From Sept. 20, 2008 to Nov. 29, 2008, Wolverine patrons can enter to win prizes including cash, head-to-toe Wolverine outfits, outdoor gear and more by visiting www.wolverine125years.com or filling out a ballot at key Wolverine retailers.

Wolverine was established in 1883 by G.A. Krause in Rockford, Mich., which yet today remains home to the corporate offices. In the early years, the founder and his sons built a shoe factory that manufactured 300 pairs of work boots a year and a tannery that supplied tough, durable leather, one of the core components of todays footwear. Over the years, Wolverine expanded its portfolio to include hunting and rugged outdoor footwear as well as a full-line of apparel and gear.

Wolverine has been a leader in creating innovative comfort technologies for its work footwear, such as Wolverine DuraShocks and Wolverine Contour Welt®. In 2008 Wolverine received its ninth consecutive Plus Award for excellence in design in the work footwear category from Footwear Plus, a footwear trade publication, which surveyed thousands of footwear retailers nationwide. Recently Wolverine has also introduced its patented comfort technologies into hunting and rugged outdoor styles.

While Wolverine first created gloves during World War II, its apparel and gear line truly took off in 2006. In 2007, Wolverine took home its first-ever Polartec® APEX Design Award for the outstanding and innovative use of Polartec fabric in its Pioneer jacket. Today, Wolverines apparel and gear lines also include such items as shirts, pants, hats and gloves to outfit the rugged Wolverine consumer.

For a footwear and apparel company to have been in business for well over a century is no doubt an accomplishment, but it is also a testament to our connection with our Wolverine customers, said Ted Gedra, president of Wolverine Footwear Group. Our anniversary sweepstakes is a way to thank those that have been loyal over the years.

For product and sweepstakes information or to locate the nearest retailer, visit www.wolverine.com or call 800-270-6079. The Wolverine brand is part of the Wolverine Footwear Group, a division of Wolverine World Wide Inc. (NYSE:WWW), manufacturers and marketers of branded and licensed footwear and performance leathers. Wolverine offers a wide range of footwear, apparel and gear in the work, outdoor sport and rugged casual categories. Patented footwear technology systems for guaranteed comfort and performance include Wolverine MultiShox, Wolverine DuraShocks®, Wolverine Compressor, Wolverine DuraShocks® SR, Wolverine Fusion, Wolverine CarbonMax and the new Wolverine Contour Welt.

Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW) CEO and President Blake W. Krueger will be presenting at the Citi Investment Research 5th Annual Small and Midcap Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas on March 18, 2008.
Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW) this week reported record revenue and earnings per share for its fourth quarter and 2007 fiscal year, marking its seventh consecutive year of both record revenue and earnings per share. The Company also increased its earnings per share estimate for 2008.

    "Our exceptional financial performance in 2007 underscores the strength of our global business model," stated Blake W. Krueger, the Company's CEO and President. "Wolverine has a unique operating platform consisting of a powerful portfolio of eight lifestyle brands, a broad geographic reach that spans 180 countries and a diverse global distribution strategy which focuses on many different consumer groups around the world. Our business model has enabled us to consistently deliver growth and record earnings per share, even in the face of macroeconomic headwinds. In 2007, our revenue and earnings increases were broad-based with all major geographic regions experiencing growth."
Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW) Executive Vice President and CFO Stephen L. Gulis, Jr. will be presenting at the Thomas Weisel Partners Consumer Conference in New York City on September 25, 2006.