For those who tend to misplace their socks, Renfro can foot the bill. The company designs and manufacturers hundreds of styles of socks and legwear products and markets them in North America through department stores, specialty stores, and e-commerce sites. Renfro's products are sold under several brands, including Fruit of the Loom, Dr. Scholl's, Copper Sole, Polo, and Wrangler, among others. The company also sells its owns brands under K. Bell and Hot Sox. Customers include well-known retailers such as Costco, Kmart, J.C. Penney, Target, and Wal-Mart. The company was founded in 1921.
Renfro makes and distributes socks from its facilities in the US, Canada, Mexico, India, Pakistan, and China. It operates sales offices throughout North America, Europe, and Hong Kong.
Renfro is working to pull up revenues through strategic acquisitions and licensing agreements. As part of a licensing deal, Renfro began rolling out socks for Winnipeg, Canada-based Richlu Manufacturing in 2011. Richlu's Work King and Tough Duck brands are well-known in the workwear apparel category and marketed throughout Canada. Richlu hopes that the addition of socks to its clothing lines will boost sales by attracting the attention of its loyal customers.
To expand its reach further, in 2011 the company acquired the sock business of Fruit of the Loom (formerly DeSoto Mills) for an undisclosed price.
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