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Derek O'Neill on launching Vissla, Amuse and D'Blanc in Europe

Derek O'Neill on launching Vissla, Amuse and D'Blanc in Europe

October 17, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
A talk with former Billabong CEO Derek O'Neill on launching the new brands in Europe, why he opened a Vissla store, future plans for the brands, and how life has changed post Billabong.
Quiksilver President Pierre Agnes on new role, marketing plans, globalization of design, outreach to core retailers

Quiksilver President Pierre Agnes on new role, marketing plans, globalization of design, outreach to core retailers

October 15, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
A newsy interview with Pierre Agnes about the internal changes at Quiksilver, his approach to marketing and design, his thoughts on the tough European market, and his outreach plans for core retailers in the Americas.
Quiksilver CEO Andy Mooney on executive changes, challenging times

Quiksilver CEO Andy Mooney on executive changes, challenging times

October 14, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
We spoke with Quiksilver CEO Andy Mooney about several executive changes at the company, what is driving the changes and about the company’s difficult times of late.
Snowboard industry veteran Tim Pogue revs up plans for Mizu

Snowboard industry veteran Tim Pogue revs up plans for Mizu

October 13, 2014 Shelby Stanger
The founder of RIDE snowboards is now focusing his business acumen on Mizu water bottles with partner Jussi Oksanen. Tim Pogue shares new plans and strategies for the growing brand.
Rip Curl CEO on annual financial results

Rip Curl CEO on annual financial results

October 06, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
A talk with Michael Daly about Rip Curl's fiscal year results released today, including how the brand performed in the U.S., Australia and Europe, retail results for Ozmosis and Rip Curl branded stores, plans for the current year and more.
Pharmacy Boardshop embarks on expansion plan

Pharmacy Boardshop embarks on expansion plan

September 30, 2014 Shelby Stanger
An interview with Pharmacy Boardshop owner Donny Donovan about the skate retailer's plans for new stores and about its unique business model that has helped them survive in a tough market.
What's driving the recent snow resort consolidation

What's driving the recent snow resort consolidation

September 28, 2014 Cindy O'Dell
Following the news that Mammoth has bought Big Bear and Vail has bought Park City Mountain Resort, we asked some experts what is behind the consolidation.
Nike on Converse and Nike Action Sports results

Nike on Converse and Nike Action Sports results

September 25, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Nike reported Q1 results Thursday, with Converse and Nike Action Sports reporting very different results. Nike Action Sports now encompasses Nike SB, Nike Snow and Hurley.
686 executives on major product and marketing changes

686 executives on major product and marketing changes

September 23, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Owner Mike West and new Marketing Director Brent Sandor share details on the big product line changes, why the change is happening now and the snow brand's new marketing strategy.
Oakley South Pacific leader on plans and strategies for the region

Oakley South Pacific leader on plans and strategies for the region

September 23, 2014 Shelby Stanger
A look into Oakley's Melbourne office and an interview with Oakley South Pacific Managing Director Justin Andrews about the business in the region.
Award-winning Melbourne agency shares sales strategies for Nike SB, Volcom, Nixon

Award-winning Melbourne agency shares sales strategies for Nike SB, Volcom, Nixon

September 18, 2014 Shelby Stanger
SES talks with the Easey Street partners about their creative space, virtual showings, skateboard culture in Australia and how Volcom, Nixon, Nike SB and Converse are performing.
A visit to Billabong's massive Kirra Surf Shop

A visit to Billabong's massive Kirra Surf Shop

September 15, 2014 Shelby Stanger
Lots of photos of Billabong’s Kirra Surf Shop on the Gold Coast of Australia. It's billed as the largest surf shop in the Southern Hemisphere.
Intriguing specialty, chain and online snow sales trends

Intriguing specialty, chain and online snow sales trends

September 11, 2014 Shelby Stanger and Tiffany Montgomery
A talk with SIA's Kelly Davis about some of the interesting snow market trends, including the significant changes in the chain and online channels.
Modom co-founder on expansion plans and brand strategy

Modom co-founder on expansion plans and brand strategy

September 10, 2014 Shelby Stanger
Torquay local Jack Perry and his partner wanted to create a more modern and fresh surf accessories brand. They have assembled an impressive surf team, and are getting floor space here and abroad.
All hail Zumiez - and Blue Tomato

All hail Zumiez - and Blue Tomato

September 05, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Once again, Zumiez is a top performer at the mall. Details about the retailer's Q2, expansion plans, comments about the future and performance of Blue Tomato, and about the important and struggling footwear category.
Wholesale, DC woes hurt Quiksilver again in Q3

Wholesale, DC woes hurt Quiksilver again in Q3

September 04, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Details about another difficult quarter for Quiksilver, for all three of its brands, and for its two largest regions.
Details about the struggles at DC, including the big decline in the Americas

Details about the struggles at DC, including the big decline in the Americas

September 04, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Quiksilver executives discussed the issues at DC, had some interesting comments about the Nyjah Vulc, and shared their optimism about a different DC model for Spring '15.
Quiksilver details plans to improve business with core accounts

Quiksilver details plans to improve business with core accounts

September 04, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Revenue in the wholesale channel declined substantially again for Quiksilver in Q3, and CEO Andy Mooney outlined ways the company is trying to rebuild its core business in North America and Europe.
Patagonia's plans for Australia and New Zealand

Patagonia's plans for Australia and New Zealand

September 03, 2014 Shelby Stanger
A talk with Dane O'Shanassy, Patagonia's GM for Australia and New Zealand, formerly of Rip Curl, about the brand's structure in the region and expansion plans.
PacSun looks to add more brands in women's

PacSun looks to add more brands in women's

September 02, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
What PacSun executives said about the evolving women's strategy, what worked in men's, denim woes, how back-to-school shopping is going and more during Q2 earnings call.
Lots of news in Journeys, Schuh Q2 results

Lots of news in Journeys, Schuh Q2 results

September 02, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Executives provided details about what is working for Journeys and Schuh, results from an interesting consumer study and new omni-channel efforts led by Schuh.
Hollister's Asia push, new pricing strategy, Europe results and evolving fashion strategy

Hollister's Asia push, new pricing strategy, Europe results and evolving fashion strategy

September 02, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Abercrombie & Fitch executives gave an update on the company’s quest to transform its U.S. business, including industry competitor Hollister, during an earnings conference call last week.
SES interviews Billabong CEO Neil Fiske

SES interviews Billabong CEO Neil Fiske

August 28, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
We asked Neil about what is driving future order growth for Billabong and RVCA, if any of the three brands grew in 2014, retail plans for the U.S., plans for Europe, why the Americas is weak, how Element will rebuild in the U.S., and more.
Billabong: Americas is biggest challenge, biggest opportunity

Billabong: Americas is biggest challenge, biggest opportunity

August 28, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
What what wrong in the Americas and how Billabong is trying to fix the four major areas of softness. Plus, CEO Neil Fiske's tough assessment of former inventory practices.
Billabong unveils wholesale

Billabong unveils wholesale "win back" strategy for U.S., comments on Jack's changes

August 28, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
During Billabong’s Fiscal ’14 earnings conference call, CEO Neil Fiske emphasized how the company is working to “win back” the important wholesale channel in the U.S., the company’s largest market. He also commented on changes the company made at Jack's.