The Timberland Company

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The Timberland Company
Subsidiary
IndustryFashion
Founded1928; 90 years ago (1928)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
FounderNathan Swartz
HeadquartersStratham, New Hampshire, U.S.
Number of locations
85 (United States)
34 (United Kingdom)
18 (Bangladesh) 18(Canada)
11 (Brazil)
5 (Chile)
3 (Venezuela)
1 (Colombia)
1(Argentina)
ProductsFootwear and Apparel
Revenue$1.5 billion USD (2011) [1]
Number of employees
2,016 (U.S.)
3,402 (foreign)
ParentVF Corporation
Websitetimberland.com
Footnotes / references
[2] [3]

Timberland LLC is an American manufacturer and retailer of outdoors wear, with a focus on footwear. It is owned by VF Corporation. Timberland footwear is marketed towards people intending outdoor use.[4] The company also sells apparel, such as clothes, watches, glasses, sunglasses and leather goods.

Timberland’s corporate headquarters are located in Stratham, New Hampshire. Timberland also operates from offices in other parts of the world. Horween Leather Company supplies leather shells for footwear to the Timberland Company.[5][6]

In 1998 Jeffrey Swartz stepped up to become Chief Executive Officer of the company and brand his grandfather, uncle, and father had started.[7]

In February 2007, the company acquired Howies, the Welsh clothing company.[8]

In June 2011, Timberland signed a definitive merger agreement with VF Corporation at $43 per share or approximately $2 billion.[9]

In 2012, Howies was sold to its management by VF.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Timberland 2010 Annual Report", Timberland.com, retrieved July 8, 2011
  2. ^ "100 Best Companies to Work For 2007". CNNMoney.com. Retrieved September 5, 2007.
  3. ^ "The Timberland Company – Overview". Hoovers.com. Retrieved September 5, 2007.
  4. ^ Lifestyle Branding: As More Companies Embrace it, Consumer Opposition Grows KL Jung, M Merlin - Journal of Integrated Marketing 2003 - jimc.medill.northwestern.edu
  5. ^ Horween Leather Company. Encyclopedia.com. Retrieved March 26, 2013.
  6. ^ "10 Things You Didn't Know About Timberland Boots". Complex. Retrieved 2017-04-25.
  7. ^ Prince, Eetta (2012-03-16). "Meet the Jewish billionaire who studies Torah every morning - Week's End". Haaretz.com. Retrieved 2017-02-28.
  8. ^ "Timberland buys 'green' company". BBC News. February 13, 2007. Retrieved May 25, 2010.
  9. ^ de la Merced, Michael J (June 13, 2011). "VF Corporation to Buy Timberland". The New York Times. Retrieved March 2, 2012.
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 8, 2012. Retrieved January 6, 2012.

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