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Displaying items tagged: Wolverine World Wide Inc

Sunday, 20 November 2022 18:39

People in the news: Nov. 21, 2022

Here are the staffing announcements from the Nov. 21, 2022 print edition. 

Published in Talent
Friday, 01 July 2022 10:16

HanesBrands pays Wolverine World Wide $90M for trademarks as part of lawsuit settlement

ROCKFORD — Footwear and apparel company Wolverine World Wide Inc. is selling the trademarks for the Champion sneaker marketed by its Keds LLC subsidiary to HanesBrands Inc. in a move that settles an ongoing and bitter dispute between the two businesses.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 22 May 2022 18:59

Wolverine World Wide innovation team aims to solve key challenges for company brands

When outdoor footwear brand Merrell sought a fresh idea to promote sustainability and conservation, it turned to the innovation team at parent company Wolverine World Wide Inc.

Published in Manufacturing

Thursday, 07 January 2021 16:34

Wolverine World Wide embraces digital-first approach, hires new e-commerce executive

ROCKFORD — Footwear manufacturer Wolverine World Wide Inc. has shifted its focus to the e-commerce segment of its business complete with a new hire.

Published in Manufacturing
Wednesday, 05 August 2020 10:28

Wolverine cites e-commerce growth, pandemic adjustments for better than expected Q2 results

ROCKFORD — Executives at footwear and apparel company Wolverine World Wide Inc. say the actions they took earlier in the year in reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic paid off in “much stronger than expected” quarterly financial results. 

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 15 March 2020 16:00

Volunteer-powered coalition helps Kent County residents file tax returns

Powered by hundreds of highly trained volunteers, the Kent County Tax Credit Coalition helps working individuals and families in the region receive important refunds during tax season.

Published in Nonprofits

Sunday, 23 June 2019 19:00

Chamber urges transparency as AG gears up for high-profile PFAS, opioid litigation

When tobacco companies settled claims with dozens of states in the late 1990s over the use of deceptive marketing tactics, trial lawyers took home billions of dollars in what remains a contentious example of lawyers’ fees for representing the government.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 14 April 2019 20:52

West Michigan businesses adapt to serve new needs in the era of PFAS

West Michigan businesses are adapting their strategies to help address the unexpected rise of PFAS contamination as an issue, albeit mostly in measured steps as the quickly changing scenario continues to play out. But regardless of how they are reacting to doing business in the era of intense public scrutiny around PFAS, companies involved in everything from analytical testing to litigation expect the issue to remain front and center for the foreseeable future.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 31 March 2019 22:45

‘TIP OF THE ICEBERG’ — Michigan brewers wrestle with reputational effects of statewide water issues

After stories began to emerge in late 2017 that tannery wastes had contaminated the Rogue River, customers at nearby Rockford Brewing Co. started expressing concern about the safety of drinking the beer. Even though Rockford Brewing was connected to municipal water, which has tested non-detect for the PFAS family contaminants over four rounds of testing, the brewery still faced a possible PR crisis, said co-owner Seth Rivard.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 09 December 2018 17:05

Grand Rapids considers partnership with developer of PFAS-destroying technology

The city of Grand Rapids is interested in collaborating with a Lansing scientist who has developed a process that he says can destroy PFAS pollution in drinking water and wastewater, a hot-button issue locally and statewide.

Published in Economic Development
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 15:06

Wolverine World Wide eyes new acquisitions in 2018

With the “heavy lifting” of its restructuring plan mostly completed, shoe and apparel marketer and retailer Wolverine World Wide Inc. plans to turn its attention to growth in 2018.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 01 October 2017 16:37

Wolverine divests its Big Rapids-based Department of Defense contract footwear business

Wolverine World Wide Inc. has sold the assets related to its Department of Defense contract footwear business to Morristown, Tenn.-based Original Footwear.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 17 September 2017 12:22

West Michigan manufacturers help with hurricane recovery efforts

While Houston was reeling from the effects of Hurricane Harvey, employees of Wolverine World Wide Inc. began circulating an email chain with ideas about how they could help with the recovery efforts.

Published in Manufacturing
Friday, 11 August 2017 12:19

Backed by strong balance sheet, Wolverine to pursue M&A opportunities ‘aggressively’

With strong cash flow in the first half of the year and backed by a positive outlook for the rest of 2017, executives at Wolverine World Wide Inc. are getting aggressive in pursuing new growth opportunities.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 06 August 2017 16:01

MiBiz Growth Report: Aug. 7, 2017

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Aug. 7, 2017.

• M&A: Rockford-based 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. A subsidiary, TOS S.r.l., acquired the intellectual property rights for the Sebago trademarks and other assets in a deal valued at $14.25 million, excluding acquisition-related charges, according to a statement from BasicNet. For Wolverine, the move to offload the Sebago brand comes as part of a larger strategy that executives hope will streamline the organization and increase profitability amid a challenging consumer goods market. The two companies agreed to transition the brand to the new owner through the end of this year. Wolverine (NYSE: WWW) acquired Sebago Inc., a maker of penny loafers and docksiders boat shoes, in 2003.

Published in Breaking News

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 10:04

Wolverine expects revenue slide to continue through 2017

Wolverine World Wide Inc. closed its fourth quarter with revenues modestly higher than expected by Wall Street analysts, while reporting full year fiscal results in-line with its previous guidance.

Published in Breaking News
Monday, 13 February 2017 09:53

Wolverine appoints new president of Sperry brand amid wave of leadership change

More than a year into his tenure at Wolverine World Wide Inc., Tom Kennedy will now lead the global footwear manufacturer’s Sperry brand.

Published in Breaking News
Friday, 09 December 2016 12:30

New provision in Defense Authorization act could spur domestic production for Wolverine

Wolverine World Wide Inc. is preparing to bid on a military contract that could result in it producing the Saucony brand of athletic shoe at its Big Rapids facility.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 11 December 2016 15:53

Honigman plants stake in Grand Rapids with hire of veteran M&A lawyer

GRAND RAPIDS — Detroit-based Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP wants to build a presence in the Grand Rapids market based on the talent the law firm can attract.

Published in Breaking News
Tuesday, 18 October 2016 16:09

‘Tepid’ retail market hinders Wolverine World Wide in third quarter

An ongoing saga of volatility in the global retail market has continued to drive down performance at Wolverine World Wide Inc.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 18 September 2016 15:56

MiBiz Growth Report: Sept. 19, 2016

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Sept. 19, 2016.

• M&A: Zeeland-based BiaCare Corp., a manufacturer of compression garments and bandages, was acquired by SIGVARIS Group, a Swiss maker of medical compression textiles. BiaCare was founded 12 years ago and employs 22 people in Zeeland, according to a statement. The company developed a range of compression products with velcro wraps to treat lymphedema, lipedema and chronic venous insufficiency. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. SIGVARIS pursued the acquisition as part of its international growth strategy for medically complex compression applications, calling BiaCare “a pioneering leader” in the segment. For BiaCare, the deal “significantly increases our ability to provide physicians and therapists the compression solutions they need,” according to President Keith Hoffman. 

Published in Breaking News

Thursday, 01 September 2016 09:59

Wolverine World Wide to expand in Big Rapids

Wolverine World Wide Inc. is investing approximately $1 million into an expansion at its Big Rapids facility, which primarily manufactures its Bates brand of military footwear.

Published in Breaking News
Friday, 26 August 2016 11:23

Former West Michigan HR exec named to post at Pitt

An executive with long ties to the West Michigan business community has a new appointment to the leadership team at a Pennsylvania university.

Published in Breaking News
Tuesday, 26 July 2016 09:17

Wolverine posts ‘better-than-expected’ second quarter, despite 7.4% dip in sales

Footwear and apparel marketer Wolverine World Wide Inc. reported better-than-expected result for its second quarter, although sales were down compared to last year.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 10 July 2016 13:19

Brexit adds uncertainty for West Michigan manufacturers

British voters wanted to send a message with the Brexit vote, and it was certainly heard loud and clear by manufacturers in West Michigan. 

Published in Manufacturing
Tuesday, 03 May 2016 16:25

Wolverine revenues decline in first quarter of new fiscal year

Wolverine World Wide Inc. reported declining revenues in the first quarter of its 2016 fiscal year, in line with what the company’s executives predict to be a challenging year.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 01 May 2016 12:33

Liberal arts schools respond to marketplace with entrepreneurial programs

The number of entrepreneur-themed programs developed for non-business students continues to grow across West Michigan liberal arts schools.

Published in Talent

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 12:19

Wolverine Worldwide posts decline in Q4, end of year revenues

Wolverine World Wide Inc. reported declining revenues in the fourth quarter and for its 2015 fiscal year.

Published in Breaking News