Eric Wiseman, the chief executive for VF Corporation, has said that the company is actively looking for acquisitions to boost its outdoor and action-sports coalitions. He told Bloomberg News that VF Corp., parent of such brands as The North Face, Napapijri, Eastpak, Jansport, Eagle Creek and Vans, has already been in discussions with companies about the prospect, but he wouldn’t give any names. He also warned that retailers would probably be very cautious in their orders for the back-to-school season, with shipments falling by 1-3 percent. VF Corp. intends to cut inventories by more than 10 percent by the end of December. If the company reaches its goal of $100 million in inventory reductions, that would mean an extra $50 million in cash flow from operations, for a total of $750 million for the year.