Sears Names Lee Jeans as a Partner in Progress

Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from Lee Company

    MERRIAM, Kan., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lee Company has been named a
 Sears Partner in Progress for 2000.  This prestigious award is presented
 annually to a select group of vendor companies that supply Sears, Roebuck and
 Co. with quality products and services, from apparel, appliances and tools to
 marketing, transportation services and technology.  More than 10,000 sources
 competed for this award in 2000.
     Lee was honored April 10 at an event hosted by Sears Chairman and CEO Alan
 Lacy at Sears headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Ill.
     Begun almost 20 years ago, the Partners In Progress program recognizes
 sources that make significant contributions to the growth of Sears businesses
 and the creation of new ways to better serve Sears' customers.  The winners
 were selected from nominations submitted by Sears' store support organization.
      "On behalf of the entire Lee Company, we are very honored to receive this
 award," said Gordon Harton, CEO of Lee.  "We take great pride in developing a
 partnership with our retailers.  This award further underscores the strength
 of the Lee brand and our commitment to delivering intelligent business
 solutions to our retailers and the right products at the right price."
     Sears, Roebuck and Co. is a leading U.S. retailer of apparel, home and
 automotive products and services, with annual revenue of more than
 $40 billion.  The company serves families across the country through
 approximately 860 department stores, approximately 2,100 specialized retail
 locations, and a variety of online offerings accessible through the company's
 Web site, http://www.sears.com .
     The Lee Company is a division of the VF Corporation.  Headquartered in
 Merriam, Kan., Lee manufactures and markets brand denim, casual pants, shirts,
 fleece and knit apparel.  VF Corporation is the world's largest apparel
 company and a leader in jeanswear, intimate apparel, knitwear, workwear,
 playwear, daypacks and swimwear.  Its principal brands include Lee, Wrangler,
 Riders, Rustler, CHIC, Gitano, Vanity Fair, Vassarette, Bestform, Lily of
 France, Lee Sport, Healthtex, Jantzen, Red Kap, JanSport, Eastpak and The
 North Face.
 
 

SOURCE Lee Company
    MERRIAM, Kan., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lee Company has been named a
 Sears Partner in Progress for 2000.  This prestigious award is presented
 annually to a select group of vendor companies that supply Sears, Roebuck and
 Co. with quality products and services, from apparel, appliances and tools to
 marketing, transportation services and technology.  More than 10,000 sources
 competed for this award in 2000.
     Lee was honored April 10 at an event hosted by Sears Chairman and CEO Alan
 Lacy at Sears headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Ill.
     Begun almost 20 years ago, the Partners In Progress program recognizes
 sources that make significant contributions to the growth of Sears businesses
 and the creation of new ways to better serve Sears' customers.  The winners
 were selected from nominations submitted by Sears' store support organization.
      "On behalf of the entire Lee Company, we are very honored to receive this
 award," said Gordon Harton, CEO of Lee.  "We take great pride in developing a
 partnership with our retailers.  This award further underscores the strength
 of the Lee brand and our commitment to delivering intelligent business
 solutions to our retailers and the right products at the right price."
     Sears, Roebuck and Co. is a leading U.S. retailer of apparel, home and
 automotive products and services, with annual revenue of more than
 $40 billion.  The company serves families across the country through
 approximately 860 department stores, approximately 2,100 specialized retail
 locations, and a variety of online offerings accessible through the company's
 Web site, http://www.sears.com .
     The Lee Company is a division of the VF Corporation.  Headquartered in
 Merriam, Kan., Lee manufactures and markets brand denim, casual pants, shirts,
 fleece and knit apparel.  VF Corporation is the world's largest apparel
 company and a leader in jeanswear, intimate apparel, knitwear, workwear,
 playwear, daypacks and swimwear.  Its principal brands include Lee, Wrangler,
 Riders, Rustler, CHIC, Gitano, Vanity Fair, Vassarette, Bestform, Lily of
 France, Lee Sport, Healthtex, Jantzen, Red Kap, JanSport, Eastpak and The
 North Face.
 
 SOURCE  Lee Company