V.F. Corporation (VF), is a global apparel and footwear company based in the United States. VF designs and manufactures or sources from independent contractors a variety of apparel and footwear for all ages, including jeanswear, outerwear, footwear, packs, luggage, sportswear, and occupational and performance apparel. Products are marketed primarily under VF-owned brand names. VF is a diversified apparel company across brands, product categories, channels of distribution and geographies. These products are marketed to consumers shopping in specialty stores, upscale and traditional department stores, national chains and mass merchants. VF�s businesses are organized primarily into product categories, and by brands within those categories, for both management and internal financial reporting purposes. These groupings of businesses are called coalitions and consist of the following: Outdoor & Action Sports, Jeanswear, Imagewear, Sportswear and Contemporary Brands.