Since the inception of Executive Edition, I only need 1 stop
As a retailer in the surf industry for the past 21 years, I have had to use multiple sources to stay informed to the news within surf. Since the inception of the Executive Edition of Shop-Eat-Surf.com, I need only one stop. Thanks for providing such a valuable tool to all of us in the industry. Shop-Eat-Surf is a must read for all of our staff at Maui Nix.
- By George Karamitos, CEO, Maui Nix
I require all our executives to read it
There is no better publication that I am aware of that is so accurate and on top of any news and developments in our industry. I personally recommend it to many people that want to know and understand more about our industry. For the most part, shop-eat-surf.com gets the stories first. As a matter of fact, I require all the executives in our company to read it.
While in London in February, SES visited several industry stores to see how brands were presenting themselves in this busy city that is important to skate, but not a key hotspot for traditional surf brands.
Lots of details about Quiksilver's Q1 results, plus what Andy Mooney had to say about winning back the core market. Also, a breakdown of wholesale, retail, and ecommerce results by region, and results for the Quiksilver, DC, and Roxy brands.
Urban Outfitters provided some interesting insight into the state of retail, the company’s businesses, and how shoppers are responding to several new categories at its namesake banner, which has struggled. Plus, photos from Urban's London flagship.
Luxottica executives commented several times on Oakley’s performance and future plans during the company’s annual meeting in Milan this week. SES watched a video replay of the meeting and compiled some interesting information.
Hollister’s problems continued in the fourth quarter as parent company Abercrombie & Fitch struggles to reinvent itself. The company outlined a plan to improve business, plus announced a big change for Australia.
Online retailer SurfStitch, which now also owns Surfdome in Europe and Swell in the U.S., released earnings. Executives also had some interesting things to say about which retailers it plans to take market share from in the U.S.
A talk with Neil Fiske about the wholesale resurgence he sees for Billabong in the U.S., how Billabong performed in other regions, why Element may be turning around in the U.S., and why overall company results were still challenged.
An informative talk with Global Design and Marketing Director Eric Carlson about what is driving the major changes at Smith, the brand's impressive growth in 2014, and how the company plans to double sales in five years.