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ActionWatch: Several categories struggle in Q3

ActionWatch: Several categories struggle in Q3

October 29, 2014 Cary Allington
While there was a few bright spots, many categories recorded year-over-year sales declines in Q3, according to stores on the ActionWatch retail panel.
Industry brands get prime space at high-profile Paris retailer Citadium

Industry brands get prime space at high-profile Paris retailer Citadium

October 28, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Citadium is a vibrant, four-floor department store dedicated to youth culture in the heart of the shopping district in Paris, and industry brands are prominent in many areas of the store.
Deckers reports Sanuk's quarterly results, comments on brand's performance

Deckers reports Sanuk's quarterly results, comments on brand's performance

October 23, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
We listened to Deckers conference call and have details about Sanuk's performance, including the slight change in its annual forecast.
Kering Sport & Lifestyle COO on changes at Volcom and Electric, Kelly Slater alliance

Kering Sport & Lifestyle COO on changes at Volcom and Electric, Kelly Slater alliance

October 23, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
We spoke with Todd Hymel in Paris about the repositioning at Volcom and Electric, his take on the state of the action sports marketplace, and the Kering partnership with Kelly Slater.
Kering reports positive sales trends at Volcom and Electric combined

Kering reports positive sales trends at Volcom and Electric combined

October 23, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
On a Kering conference call, executives detailed positive trends at Volcom, including details about Europe and Asia Pacific. Plus, we have some information about job cuts at Volcom in the U.S. this week.
Jake Burton on industry challenges, the changing retail landscape, the joys of private ownership

Jake Burton on industry challenges, the changing retail landscape, the joys of private ownership

October 22, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
SES talked with the Burton chairman about the challenges in the industry, the changing retail landscape, if Burton will remain privately held and what he is most excited about as winter approaches.
Altamont teams up with Pete Fox in bid for Fox

Altamont teams up with Pete Fox in bid for Fox

October 20, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
We have been doing some more reporting on the status of the Fox Head sale, and have some more details.
VF to boost Q4 marketing spend for Vans and North Face - how the brands performed in Q3

VF to boost Q4 marketing spend for Vans and North Face - how the brands performed in Q3

October 20, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Details about the increased marketing spend for Vans and The North Face, plus how Vans, The North Face and Timberland performed around the world in Q3.
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.