During a conference call with analysts and the media, one analyst questioned VFs Chairman and CEO, Mackey MacDonald about a recent speculative report in Womens Wear Daily that stated VF could acquire Eddie Bauer.
While Mr. MacDonald said that VF will not comment specifically on any one acquisition, he also said, “We certainly are looking for additional acquisitions. We're aggressively in the hunt. We're looking for lifestyle brands. We do certainly like the outdoor category. We are interested in retail opportunities, particularly those retail opportunities that are related to outdoor brands. But also, what we look at carefully are the financial criteria that we have for the returns on our investments – the amount of time that we would have to absorb dilution ”