VF Corp

VF Corp Confirms Global Workforce Reduction, Including Denver Layoffs

Denver-based apparel giant VF Corp (NYSE: VFC) recently confirmed its decision to lay off approximately 500 employees worldwide as part of its new strategic initiative, “Project Reinvent.” This move aims to enhance brand-building efforts and improve operational performance, including eliminating 30 positions in Denver, where the company relocated its headquarters in 2019. VF Corp, one of the world’s leading apparel, footwear, and accessories companies, boasts a portfolio of renowned brands like Vans, The North Face, Timberland, and Dickies. However, the company faced challenges in its recent second-quarter fiscal 2024 results, reporting a 2% decline in revenue and a $1.16 per share loss. The company’s earnings report outlined the “Project Reinvent”… Read More

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Denver Real Estate: Growing Inventory, Slower Sales, and Rising Prices Create a New Landscape

Denver’s real estate landscape is shifting as inventory levels rise, sales slow down, and sellers accept less than their asking prices. Despite these changes, the dream of homeownership in the Denver metro area is becoming increasingly expensive. The monthly Denver Metro Association of Realtors Market Trends report for November, which covers October’s real estate activity, was released recently. This comprehensive report examines both monthly and yearly trends in the Denver metro area’s real estate market, spanning the 11-county metro Denver region, including Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, Gilpin, Jefferson, and Park counties. One notable trend is the decline in new listings, which saw a significant drop… Read More

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Denver Fashion Week 2023: Where Creativity Takes Center Stage

Denver’s vibrant art scene is set to be taken over by a wave of creativity and style as designers, makeup artists, hairstylists, and local boutiques converge for Denver Fashion Week. This longstanding tradition began over 13 years ago as Denver Fashion Weekend and has blossomed into a week-long extravaganza celebrating the art of fashion. From November 11th to November 19th, the Mile High City will be abuzz with six dazzling runway shows, the prestigious Southwest Hairstyling Awards, and a Model Industry Workshop, firmly establishing Denver as a global hub for all things chic. Last year’s Denver Fashion Week made waves in the media, garnering 81 press stories, including 23 broadcast… Read More

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Colorado’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Tracking Progress and Goals

As Colorado continues its transition towards clean energy, the state’s commitment to monitoring and reducing greenhouse gas emissions remains steadfast. The Colorado Air Pollution Control Division, responsible for overseeing emissions data, is gearing up for its second legally mandated greenhouse gas inventory, expected to be completed by early 2024. A Brief History The journey to this point began back in 2008 when then-Governor Bill Ritter ordered Colorado to conduct its first greenhouse gas inventory. Over the years, the state has undertaken multiple inventories under various requirements. Notably, the 2021 inventory marked the first legally mandated inventory by statute, setting a significant milestone for Colorado’s commitment to addressing climate change. Legislative… Read More

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Homelessness Strategies in Colorado: Effective Approaches for Positive Change

In recent years, Colorado’s three largest cities—Denver, Colorado Springs, and Aurora—have been grappling with a growing homelessness crisis. This issue has increasingly demanded fiscal resources and political attention, prompting each city to develop its own unique strategy to address the challenge. Denver’s Urgent Measures Denver, the capital city, has taken emergency action to combat homelessness. The city declared a state of emergency, allowing it to bypass public bidding procedures to swiftly procure homeless shelters. The goal is ambitious: to house 1,000 people by the end of the year. As part of this effort, Denver has cleared three homeless encampments, including one near the Governor’s Mansion. As of January, Denver recorded… Read More

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