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Wolverine Pivots Away From China, But Calls Vietnam ‘Unsustainable’ for Footwear Sourcing

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Whether it’s rising wages, labor strains or the trade war, Wolverine Worldwide is shrinking its footprint in China, like much of the rest of the industry. And though the footwear manufacturer’s scale back didn’t start with the trade war, the uncertainty of new tariffs—threatened or real—has certainly fueled it. “We started migration out of China…

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