The net loss recorded by Timberland for the 2nd quarter ended June 30 was $19,226,000, up from $16,622,000 in the same period a year ago. The operating loss increased by 56 percent to $31,459,000, while total revenues declined by 1.1 percent to $224.1 million. In terms of constant currencies, sales grew by 3 percent outside the USA, rising by 2 percent in Europe with strong growth in the UK, Benelux, Germany, Scandinavia and Italy. The company says it continues to focus on emerging markets to boosts sales and profits. Hurt by continued softness in children’s footwear and in boots, the company’s wholesale business in the USA fell by 11 percent to $78.5 million. Timberland’s management says it is still committed to shaping, building and sharpening its focus in each of its four strategic business units – casual, authentic youth, outdoor and industrial. In the casual segment, the company will do cinema and television advertising in Europe and open two Footwear First stores in Boston later this year (more in Shoe Intelligence).