VF Chief Executive Steven Rendle did allude to a possible recovery for the denim business, particularly Wrangler, which he said had shown improved results for four consecutive quarters. “Is there a jeans cycle going on out there?” Mr. Rendle said in July.and more »
VF Corp., owner of Lee and Wrangler jeans, is exploring strategic options for its denim business that could include a sale or spin off of the classic American brands, according to people familiar with the situation.
The apparel conglomerate has owned Wrangler and Lee for decades and they were once its core, but the company’s jeans sales have slowed in recent years as more women opt for yoga pants or premium denim brands like J Brand or Frame.
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