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    Wolverine Worldwide appoints new executives for the group and Sperry


    Isabel Soriano has been named president of international for Wolverine World Wide, Inc . Soriano joined the group in 2018 as vice president and managing director of EMEA, responsible for leading all of the company’s brands in the region, including Merrell , Saucony , Sperry , Cat Footwear , ...

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    Sperry names Elizabeth Drori head of marketing


    Sperry has appointed Elizabeth Drori as chief marketing officer. Before joining Sperry, which is part of Wolverine Worldwide , Drori worked for nearly three years at Walmart , where she became head of fashion marketing. Prior to Walmart, she was vice president in charge of strategic initiatives ...

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    The casual shoe market grew by 6.0% in 2019


    According to a study conducted by Shoe Intelligence in collaboration with Sporting Goods Intelligence , the branded casual footwear market grew by 6.0 percent in terms of invoiced dollars to an estimated level of $20.8 billion in 2019, in spite of strong competition from the athletic footwear brands in ...

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    ​Sperry names Sean McDowell VP in charge of design and product development


    Sperry , a division of Wolverine Worldwide , has appointed Sean McDowell as vice president of design and product development. He will report to Joelle Grunberg , global brand president of Sperry and a member of Wolverine Worldwide’s executive leadership team . McDowell has worked for three decades ...

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    Europe and e-commerce helped Wolverine in Q1


    After posting record financial results in the fourth quarter of 2019, Wolverine Worldwide also fared relatively well in the first quarter ended on March 28, given the challenging conditions caused by Covid-19, thanks mainly to higher online sales, a strong performance in Europe and the Saucony brand.

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    Chemicals and coronavirus weigh on Wolverine’s results


    The group’s two biggest footwear brands, Merrell and Sperry , helped Wolverine Worldwide finish the last year on a high in terms of revenues, with both of them scoring growth in the mid-teens for the fourth quarter ended on Dec. 28. The company also benefited from an acceleration in direct-to-consumer ...