Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Recently Issued Accounting Standards

Recently Issued Accounting Standards
6 Months Ended
Jul. 02, 2011
Recently Issued Accounting Standards [Abstract]  
Recently Issued Accounting Standards
Note O — Recently Issued Accounting Standards
     In June 2011, the FASB issued an update to their accounting guidance regarding other comprehensive income which requires that all non-owner changes in stockholders' equity be presented either in a single continuous statement of comprehensive income or in two separate but consecutive statements of income and comprehensive income. The guidance provided by this update becomes effective for VF in the first quarter of fiscal 2012. VF does not expect that the adoption of this guidance will have a material effect on the financial statements.
In May 2011, the FASB issued an update to their authoritative guidance regarding fair value measurements and related disclosures. Additional disclosure requirements in the update include: (1) for Level 3 fair value measurements, quantitative information about unobservable inputs used, a description of the valuation processes used, and a qualitative discussion about the sensitivity of the measurements to changes in the unobservable inputs; (2) for the use of a nonfinancial asset that is different from the asset's highest and best use, the reason for the difference; (3) for financial instruments not measured at fair value but for which disclosure of fair value is required, the fair value hierarchy level in which the fair value measurements were determined; and (4) the disclosure of all transfers between Level 1 and Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy. This guidance will be effective in the first quarter of fiscal 2012, and will be applied on a prospective basis. VF is currently evaluating the impact on the financial statements.