ROCKFORD, Mich., Aug. 05, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW) today reported  financial results for the second quarter ended June 27, 2020, that significantly exceeded its expectations across every key financial metric and provided an update on initiatives implemented to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The Company’s second quarter results were much stronger than expected, despite the negative impact of unprecedented global market conditions and significant retail store closures for much of the time period,” said Blake W. Krueger, Wolverine Worldwide’s Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President.  “Our brands excelled online, with nearly triple-digit owned eCommerce revenue growth, benefiting from strength in key product categories that are resonating with consumers and the digital capabilities we have invested in over the last several years.  The acceleration of our digital direct offense, together with our diversified and agile business model, enabled the Company to adapt to the rapidly changing marketplace and deliver positive earnings and exceptional cash flow in the quarter.  We believe the Company is positioned well to accelerate out of the current market downturn once the impact of the pandemic subsides.”

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