Posts tagged as the north face

  • Monday, October 22nd 2012

    Record margins at VF Corp.


    VF Corporation reported today that its gross margin reached a record of 46.7 percent of sales in the third quarter, largely as a result of the group’s continued shift in the product mix toward higher-margin businesses. Total revenues grew by 14 percent to $3.1 billion in the quarter, but on an organic basis, excluding the […]

  • Thursday, September 20th 2012

    VF eyes $2 billion in Asia-Pacific sales


    While confirming previous expectations for this year of 20 percent growth in Asia and a low double-digit increase in Europe, VF Corp. gave analysts in Shanghai some details about its plan to achieve annual growth of 17 percent in the Asia-Pacific region over the next five years. Since 2007, they have grown fivefold and are […]

  • Friday, July 20th 2012

    A new “Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face” for freeskiing and snowboarding


    After months of speculation, a decision was made by organizers to merge the European Freeride World Tour, the North American Freesking World Tour and The North Face Masters of Snowboarding into one, unified global championship series. The new world tour will be named the “Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face,” bringing into the […]

  • Thursday, July 19th 2012

    Sales heading north at TNF


    VF Corporation, the U.S. owner of a spate of sports and outdoor brands, lifted its sales by 16 percent to $2.1 billion for the second quarter. Excluding the acquisition of Timberland, the turnover would have advanced by 6 percent in constant currencies. Again excluding Timberland, which reported flat sales for the quarter, the group’s outdoor […]

  • Wednesday, July 11th 2012

    New head office for The North Face and two other VF brands


    VF Corporation has inaugurated a new, environmental-friendly corporate head office for three brands of its outdoor division – The North Face, JanSport and Lucy activewear – on a 14-acre property in Alameda, California. Accommodating more than 470 employees, the 160,000-square-foot campus comprises a 1,000-sqft. fitness center, an outdoor training area, an in-house bike shop and […]

  • Tuesday, June 19th 2012

    Management changes at The North Face in Europe

    by Markus Huber

    Arne Arens has been appointed vice president and general manager for The North Face in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Arens joined The North Face EMEA as sales director in 2010. He will take over from Timo Schmidt Eisenhart, who will switch to Timberland, another company in the Outdoor & Action Sports division […]

  • Monday, January 30th 2012

    TNF expands direct-to-consumer business in Europe

    by Markus Huber

    This morning at ISPO, Arne Arens, The North Face’s sales director for the EMEA region, announced that the brand plans to expand its retail network in the region during this year. While TNF wants to add seven doors to its present 25 corporate stores, there will also be a major increase in the number of […]