Posts tagged "Icebreaker"

Merino concerns

[17 April/Rural News] According to Federated Farmers High Country Industry Group Chairperson, Simon Williamson, the sale of Icebreaker to VF Corporation could leave the New Zealand merino production industry with too many eggs in one basket. Mr Williamson said the companies add up to a big chunk of where NZ Merino Company wool goes and...

Icebreaker sold to VF Corporation, owner of Vans and The North Face, for $288m

[9 April/The Country] Icebreaker had been sold for $288 million, according to the Overseas Investment Office. The company was bought by VF Corporation in November last year. In their decision, the office said the new owners had the relevant experience and acumen and were of good character. Chief Executive of VF Corporation, Steve Rendle, said...

Icebreaker inks $100m 10-year supply contract for NZ merino wool

[10 November/New Zealand Herald] Icebreaker has signed its longest ever supply contract with New Zealand merino wool growers and The New Zealand Merino Company, worth $100 million over ten years. The deal is designed to ensure a long-term supply of merino wool fibre. Pricing will be at a premium in recognition of ongoing loyalty. Icebreaker...

Former Air NZ boss eyeing a new venture

 [30 November/ NZ Herald] Icebreaker Chief Executive, Rob Fyfe, and Trilogy Co-Founders, Sarah Wickens and Catherine de Groot, have taken a 25 percent stake in WineFriend, a personalised wine retailer. WineFriend gave each individual customer a simple taste survey which allowed the company to tailor a selection of wine to the customer, basing the wines...

Icebreaker merges North American operations

[24 March/ Business Day] Icebreaker Chief Executive, Rob Fyfe said the merino clothing company has merged its United States and Canadian operations, with all customer service, finance, inventory, marketing and sales support to be run from Vancouver. Mr Fyfe added that the 25 Portland employees whose jobs were affected would be offered the opportunity to...

Winery savours Rob Fyfe’s vision

[15 December/ NZ Herald] Former Air New Zealand boss, Icebreaker CEO and Michael Hill International board member, Rob Fyfe, has taken up the role of strategic advisor to the winery, Craggy Range. He said Craggy Range had huge potential in the international market, with the biggest challenge being to build distribution in international markets and...

Rob Fyfe steps up to Icebreaker chair

[1 July/ New Zealand Herald] Former Air New Zealand CEO Rob Fyfe is stepping up his involvement with Icebreaker as he becomes the clothing brand’s executive chairman later this year. Mr Fyfe holds a small stake in the firm and has been on the board of the company for 12 months. The role will be...