Jockey International, Inc. is a leading designer, marketer, retailer, and licensor of men’s undergarments and women’s intimates. Jockey is a third generation family-owned company, headquartered between Chicago and Milwaukee in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The company employs over 1,600 associates around the world with operations in Canada, Hong Kong, New York, North Carolina, and Germany. JOCKEY is a registered trademark in over 120 countries.
Founded in 1876, Jockey has a long history of manufacturing high quality innovative products beginning with the making and selling of superior wool socks to lumberjacks.
Jockey designs and develops proprietary products produced through a tightly managed virtual manufacturing network concentrated in Asia and Central America and continues to be a strong supporter of efforts to improve global working conditions for apparel workers. Jockey brand products are sold globally across a network of distributor and licensee partners. Jockey sells directly in Canada and Europe. In the U.S., Jockey operates over 100 retail outlet stores along with a robust catalog and e-commerce business under its Direct to Consumer unit.
Jockey is the leading undergarment brand in the U.S. department store channel with major customers including Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, Belk, Bon Ton, JCPenney, and Kohl’s. Likewise, Jockey has dominant market positions in partner countries like India, South Africa, and Australia/New Zealand.
In the U.S., Jockey has expanded distribution through related brands in Target and Wal-Mart. In Canada, Jockey holds a strong and growing presence in The Bay and Sears.
The fuel for Jockey’s growth continues to be a stream of differentiated and innovative products. Jockey’s legacy of innovation began in 1934 with the introduction of the first men’s brief. Today, among other innovative products, Jockey markets the only phase change technology in the underwear category, provides sport underwear that is clinically proven to outperform competing products, and recently launched a bra collection based on a unique sizing technology which is protected by over 50 patents.
Jockey’s culture reflects the Midwest values of our ownership. At Jockey, success is achieved through hard work, mutual respect, and offering consumers products with striking quality from a brand they trust. Jockey associates and Jockey products are the genuine article.
Through its charitable Jockey Being Family Foundation, Jockey and many Jockey associates support adoption initiatives across the United States, www.jockeybeingfamily.com