This excerpt taken from the HBI 10-K filed Feb 19, 2008.
We are a consumer goods company with a portfolio of leading apparel brands, including Hanes, Champion, Playtex, Bali, Just My Size, barely there and Wonderbra. We design, manufacture, source and sell a broad range of apparel essentials such as t-shirts, bras, panties, mens underwear, kids underwear, socks, hosiery, casualwear and activewear.
Our products are sold through multiple distribution channels. During the year ended December 29, 2007, approximately 46% of our net sales were to mass merchants, 19% were to national chains and department stores, 8% were direct to consumers, 9% were in our International segment and 18% were to other retail channels such as embellishers, specialty retailers, warehouse clubs and sporting goods stores. In addition to designing and marketing apparel essentials, we have a long history of operating a global supply chain that incorporates a mix of self-manufacturing, third-party contractors and third-party sourcing.
The apparel essentials segment of the apparel industry is characterized by frequently replenished items, such as t-shirts, bras, panties, mens underwear, kids underwear, socks and hosiery. Growth and sales in the apparel essentials industry are not primarily driven by fashion, in contrast to other areas of the broader apparel industry. Rather, we focus on the core attributes of comfort, fit and value, while remaining current with regard to consumer trends. The majority of our core styles continue from year to year, with variations only in color, fabric or design details. We continue to invest in our largest and strongest brands to achieve our long-term growth goals.
Our operations are managed and reported in five operating segments: Innerwear, Outerwear, Hosiery, International and Other. The following table summarizes our operating segments by category:
Our brands have a strong heritage in the apparel essentials industry. According to The NPD Group/Consumer Tracking Service, or NPD, our brands hold either the number one or number two U.S. market position by sales in most product categories in which we compete, on a rolling year-end basis as of December 31, 2007. According to a 2007 survey of consumer brand awareness by Womens Wear Daily, Hanes is the most recognized apparel and accessory brand among women in the United States. According to
Millward Brown Market Research, Hanes is found in over 85% of the United States households that have purchased mens or womens casual clothing or underwear in the 12-month period ended December 31, 2007.
According to NPD, we are the largest seller of apparel essentials in the United States as measured by sales on a rolling year-end basis as of December 31, 2007. We sell our products primarily through large, high-volume retailers, including mass merchants, department stores and national chains. We have met the demands of our customers by developing vertically integrated operations and an extensive network of owned facilities and third-party manufacturers over a broad geographic footprint. We have strong, long-term relationships with our top customers, including relationships of more than ten years with each of our top ten customers. The size and operational scale of the high-volume retailers with which we do business require extensive category and product knowledge and specialized services regarding the quantity, quality and planning of orders. We align significant parts of our organization with corresponding parts of our customers, organizing into teams that sell to and service our customers across a range of functional areas, such as demand planning, replenishment and logistics. We also have customer-specific programs such as the C9 by Champion products marketed and sold through Target stores.
Our ability to react to changing customer needs and industry trends will continue to be key to our success. Our design, research and product development teams, in partnership with our marketing teams, drive our efforts to bring innovations to market. We intend to leverage our insights into consumer demand in the apparel essentials industry to develop new products within our existing lines and to modify our existing core products in ways that make them more appealing, addressing changing customer needs and industry trends. Examples of our recent innovations include:
We were spun off from Sara Lee on September 5, 2006. In connection with the spin off, Sara Lee contributed its branded apparel Americas and Asia business to us and distributed all of the outstanding shares of our common stock to its stockholders on a pro rata basis. As a result of the spin off, Sara Lee ceased to own any equity interest in our company. In this Annual Report on Form 10-K, we describe the businesses contributed to us by Sara Lee in the spin off as if the contributed businesses were our business for all historical periods described. References in this Annual Report on Form 10-K to our assets, liabilities, products, businesses or activities of our business for periods including or prior to the spin off are generally intended to refer to the historical assets, liabilities, products, businesses or activities of the contributed businesses as the businesses were conducted as part of Sara Lee and its subsidiaries prior to the spin off. Our fiscal year ends on the Saturday closest to December 31 and previously ended on the Saturday closest to June 30. We refer to the fiscal year ended December 29, 2007 as the year ended December 29, 2007. A reference to a year ended on another date is to the fiscal year ended on that date.
We expect to continue the restructuring efforts that we have undertaken since the spin off from Sara Lee. For example, during the year ended December 29, 2007, in furtherance of our efforts to execute our consolidation and globalization strategy, we approved actions to close 17 manufacturing facilities and three distribution centers. The implementation of these efforts, which are designed to improve operating efficiencies and lower costs, has resulted and is likely to continue to result in significant costs and savings. As further plans are developed and approved by management and in some cases our board of directors, we expect to recognize additional restructuring costs to eliminate duplicative functions within the organization and transition a significant portion of our manufacturing capacity to lower-cost locations. As a result of these efforts, we
expect to incur approximately $250 million in restructuring and related charges over the three year period following the spin off from Sara Lee, approximately half of which is expected to be noncash. As of December 29, 2007, we have recognized approximately $116 million in restructuring and related charges related to these efforts.
This excerpt taken from the HBI 10-K filed Sep 28, 2006.
We intend to implement in 2007 the Hanesbrands Inc. Employee Stock Purchase Plan of 2006, or the Hanesbrands ESPP, which we adopted in connection with the spin off. The purpose of the Hanesbrands ESPP is to provide an opportunity for eligible employees and eligible employees of designated subsidiaries to purchase a limited number of shares of our common stock at a discount through voluntary automatic payroll deductions. The Hanesbrands ESPP is designed to attract, retain, and reward our employees and to strengthen the mutuality of interest between our employees and our stockholders. The Hanesbrands ESPP will be administered by our Compensation and Benefits Committee. Our board of directors may at any time amend, suspend or discontinue the Hanesbrands ESPP, subject to any stockholder approval needed to comply with the requirements of the SEC, the Code and the rules of the New York Stock Exchange.