After Careful Re Tailoring, Vf Is Looking Smart

At an April meeting of top VF Corp. executives, the president of the clothing company's Wrangler unit ended his presentation by flashing a chart showing two overlaid curves. The upward-moving line illustrated Wrangler's healthy sales growth, explained Mackey J. McDonald, while the downward line showed the declining number of phone calls from corporate headquarters. Even Chief Executive Lawrence R. Pugh had to laugh.

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