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Displaying items tagged: Wolverine World Wide

Tuesday, 03 August 2021 13:26

Wolverine World Wide acquires activewear brand Sweaty Betty in $410M deal

ROCKFORD — Wolverine World Wide Inc. has finalized a deal to acquire London-based premium women’s activewear brand Sweaty Betty.

Published in Manufacturing
Wednesday, 23 June 2021 12:32

Hoffman to take over as Wolverine World Wide CEO at the end of 2021

ROCKFORD — Wolverine World Wide Inc.’s leadership succession plan involves President Brendan Hoffman transitioning to CEO at the end of the year, company officials announced today.

Published in Manufacturing
Wednesday, 12 May 2021 13:18

Strong demand, e-commerce growth boosts Wolverine Worldwide’s fiscal year outlook

ROCKFORD — After a promising first quarter with strong demand and e-commerce growth, global footwear marketer and licensor Wolverine World Wide Inc. is eyeing a “breakthrough” 2021.

Published in Manufacturing

Tuesday, 11 August 2020 17:09

Wolverine World Wide names new president, expected future CEO

ROCKFORD — Wolverine World Wide Inc. has named Brendan Hoffman as the company’s next president and anticipated CEO as the Rockford-based footwear and outdoor apparel company transitions its leadership team and increases its focus on e-commerce.

Published in Manufacturing
Thursday, 09 July 2020 11:24

Michigan at ‘dangerous tipping point’ for COVID-19, health leaders warn

A coalition of business and health care leaders across the state today warned Michigan is at a “dangerous tipping point” in the COVID-19 pandemic and “at risk of losing ground it has sacrificed for months to gain.” The group cited increases in new daily cases in the last month after two months of steady decline. They include a record 610 new cases Wednesday, and more than 1,400 between July 2 and 4.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 21 June 2020 17:58

After 2020 cancellation, future of ArtPrize remains unclear

After canceling this year’s ArtPrize because of concerns over COVID-19, organizers of Grand Rapids’ flagship arts event and the largest art competition in the world have avoided questions about whether it will return.

Published in Economic Development

Thursday, 23 April 2020 16:31

Wolverine shifts focus to e-commerce as Q1 earnings decline

Wolverine World Wide Inc. is leaning into e-commerce as the COVID-19 crisis drives more consumer purchases online. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 29 March 2020 18:55

Arsenal of health: Manufacturers shift operations to meet needs during pandemic

Demand for the mobile computer workstations produced by Walker-based health care furniture manufacturer Altus Industries Inc. had already begun to spike as hospitals started setting up quarantine and triage areas in preparation for an influx of COVID-19 patients. 

Published in Manufacturing
Thursday, 19 March 2020 10:08

Wolverine withdraws 2020 guidance citing uncertainty, volatility due to coronavirus

ROCKFORD — Citing “heightened uncertainty and recent volatility” related to the coronavirus, footwear and apparel marketer Wolverine World Wide Inc. says it is withdrawing its previous guidance for the 2020 fiscal year.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 01 March 2020 16:00

Apparel companies embrace Michigan’s outdoor recreation

Michigan residents have taken to wearing their state pride on their sleeves. 

Published in Economic Development
Tuesday, 10 December 2019 17:06

Wolverine agrees to $69.5 million PFAS settlement with Plainfield, Algoma townships

Plainfield and Algoma townships have reached a tentative $69.5 million settlement in the case filed by the state of Michigan against Rockford-based Wolverine World Wide Inc. over PFAS contamination.

Published in Economic Development
Wednesday, 02 August 2017 16:29

Wolverine sells Sebago brand to Italian firm in $14.25 million deal

Wolverine World Wide Inc. has sold its Sebago brand of boat shoes to an offshoot of BasicNet S.p.A., a clothing and footwear company based in Turin, Italy.

Published in Breaking News

Monday, 06 February 2017 16:50

Wolverine hires The North Face exec, promotes company veteran to lead transformation efforts

Wolverine World Wide Inc. has reorganized its leadership team by promoting one company veteran and hiring a long-time foortwear apparel industry company executive. 

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 26 June 2016 12:09

Post-Brexit, West Michigan public company stocks take a beating

Stock prices of West Michigan’s publicly traded companies tumbled on Friday as Wall Street succumbed to the uncertainty caused by the U.K.’s decision to exit the European Union.

Published in Breaking News