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What VF Corp. Chose to Name Its Denim Spinoff

VF Corp. has officially announced the name of its denim spinoff: Kontoor Brands Inc.
The Vans owner, which said in August that it was splitting its business into two entities, selected the name — a variation of the word “contour” — for its Lee, Wrangler and Rock & Republic brands as well as the corporation’s outlet operations and future jeanswear brands.
“In choosing a name for the new company, it was important for us to select something that serves as an umbrella for our iconic Jeanswear brands and provides us with the opportunity to advance our portfolio in the future,” Kontoor CEO Scott Baxter said in a statement. “The selected name was inspired by the idea of a perfect fit, which speaks to the rich legacy and storied history of our brands. This name establishes a strong foundation for our future growth as a global leader in the denim and apparel categories, and I’m excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for Kontoor Brands as an independent, publicly traded company.”
A month after reporting double-digit first-quarter growth, VF revealed that it was breaking off its heritage denim brands from its more-profitable athletic and outdoor brands including Vans, Timberland and The North Face —

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