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VF Corporation is a private American company that designs, manufactures and markets clothing and footwear products under a brand of 15 brands. It has been doing business for over one hundred years and is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina. One of its most well known brands is Wrangler Jeans.
VF Corporation was established as the Woolen Mills by a group of investors in 1902. Cotton became a very popular commodity by the time the company was incorporated as VF Corporation in 1925, and it started to expand its business with clothing under brands such as Lee Jeans, Nautica and Vanity Fair. In 2003, VF Corporation acquired The North Face as part of an expansion strategy into global outdoor sports lifestyle brands.
The company has over 50,000 employees worldwide and has a presence in 120 countries. One of its most well known brands is Wrangler Jeans, which was established in 1947 and is the world's top-selling jeans label with a 17% marketshare as of 2009. VF Corporation acquired The North Face from Bain Capital in 2004 in an estimated USD 575 million purchase.
VF Corporation recorded total revenue of USD 8.3 billion in fiscal year 2009. Its top line is primarily generated by its Outdoor and Action Sports division, which includes brands such as The North Face and Vans and accounts for 58% of sales.