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Back to School at PacSun: Men's

Back to School at PacSun: Men's

August 21, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
SES visited key industry teen retailers at the mall to photograph their back to school sets. Today we focus on PacSun.
Back to School at PacSun: Women's

Back to School at PacSun: Women's

August 21, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
SES visited key industry teen retailers at the mall to photograph their back to school sets. Today we focus on PacSun.
Saltwater Wine owner on changing and innovating to thrive at retail

Saltwater Wine owner on changing and innovating to thrive at retail

August 20, 2014 Shelby Stanger
A leading independent store owner in Australia details the changes he's made to survive at retail, including ditching e-commerce for now. Plus, what he thinks brands need to do to help retailers compete against online players and other competitors.
Strapper Surf Shop owner on what brands are working in Torquay, competing against brand shops and surviving in a changed retail world

Strapper Surf Shop owner on what brands are working in Torquay, competing against brand shops and surviving in a changed retail world

August 14, 2014 Shelby Stanger
SES spoke with Strapper owner Michael Di Sciascio about the state of the surf industry in Australia, the challenges of being an independent retailer there, and what brands are selling in Torquay.
Globe CEO on regional performances, an apparel reinvention in the U.S., the skate shoe market, plus a tour of Globe's standout HQ in OZ

Globe CEO on regional performances, an apparel reinvention in the U.S., the skate shoe market, plus a tour of Globe's standout HQ in OZ

August 12, 2014 Shelby Stanger
A newsy interview with Matt Hill about how Globe has grown in a down market in Europe, major changes in the U.S. including in apparel, his take on the state of the difficult skate shoe market, an update on Australia, and Globe retail plans.
Quiksilver Asia Pacific President on wholesale and retail trends, the state of the marketplace, internal changes

Quiksilver Asia Pacific President on wholesale and retail trends, the state of the marketplace, internal changes

August 05, 2014 Shelby Stanger
An interview with Greg Healy about Quiksilver, Roxy and DC's performance in the region, how corporate changes have affected Australia, new plans for retail, and more.
Skullcandy CEO on improving sales trends, Apple/Beats acquisition, Walmart update, international results

Skullcandy CEO on improving sales trends, Apple/Beats acquisition, Walmart update, international results

August 01, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Skullcandy CEO Hoby Darling provided many updates on Skullcandy's turnaround during an earnings call Thursday afternoon. SES listened in, and we have details.
Kering comments on Volcom, Electric revenue trends and repositioning

Kering comments on Volcom, Electric revenue trends and repositioning

July 30, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Kering executives commented on the first half performance of its Volcom and Electric brands this morning during an earnings conference call from Paris.
The new Billabong global leadership team on what's next for the brand

The new Billabong global leadership team on what's next for the brand

July 29, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
SES talked with Shannan North, Susan Branch and Mark Weber about new strategies and areas of focus, including a significant new category planned for Billabong Women's.
Deckers CEO comments on Sanuk Q1 results, changes since acquisition

Deckers CEO comments on Sanuk Q1 results, changes since acquisition

July 24, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Angel Martinez also commented on what brand Sanuk appears to be taking market share from. Plus, company direct-to-consumer results from around the world.
Rip Curl Group CEO on regional results, retail strategies, key product initiatives, future plans

Rip Curl Group CEO on regional results, retail strategies, key product initiatives, future plans

July 23, 2014 Shelby Stanger
SES visited Rip Curl in Torquay and had a newsy interview with Group CEO Michael Daly and Asia Pacific CEO Stephen Kay, including about the retail strategy for Australia.
ActionWatch: Categories that resonated in Q2 at core stores

ActionWatch: Categories that resonated in Q2 at core stores

July 22, 2014 Cary Allington
Cary Allington of ActionWatch reports on how Q2 turned out in core stores, including a breakdown of performance by category.
Volcom CEO and SVP of Marketing detail strategy behind new Volcom branding

Volcom CEO and SVP of Marketing detail strategy behind new Volcom branding

July 21, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
An interview with Jason Steris and Ryan Immegart about the major change, the work and analysis that went into it, and how it signals a bigger evolution at Volcom.
Active President on expansion plans, new private equity partner

Active President on expansion plans, new private equity partner

July 21, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
An interview with Esmail Mawjee about Active's new partners, details about the retailer's ambitious growth plans and how Esmail and his family stabilized Active after acquiring it out of bankruptcy.
Vans leads the VF pack in Q2 - VF execs on Vans, North Face, Timberland

Vans leads the VF pack in Q2 - VF execs on Vans, North Face, Timberland

July 18, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Details from the VF earnings call about how Vans, North Face and Timberland did around the globe. Plus, VF execs answer the question: will Vans overheat?
Tavik expands into fashion forward women's apparel, launches unisex collection, updates branding

Tavik expands into fashion forward women's apparel, launches unisex collection, updates branding

July 08, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Tavik is unveiling several initiatives at Agenda including the launch of women’s apparel, an updated logo, a line segmentation strategy that crystallizes the brand’s positioning, and a domestically made unisex collection.
Bruce Beach, Luke Egan, Tom Ruiz detail strategy and positioning of new brand, Depactus

Bruce Beach, Luke Egan, Tom Ruiz detail strategy and positioning of new brand, Depactus

July 07, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
An interview with the Depactus partners about the brand's mission, where it will sit in the market, marketing plans, product niche, financing status, global strategy, and more.
The new Rusty North America targets a younger, more progressive customer

The new Rusty North America targets a younger, more progressive customer

July 03, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
The brand is undergoing a fundamental shift in positioning to better align with Rusty’s aesthetic globally. Rusty U.S. and global leaders explain the shift, the new look for women, and if new brands like Vissla will help or hurt Rusty's quest.
Sanuk's new leadership team launches major product expansion

Sanuk's new leadership team launches major product expansion

June 30, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Sanuk is embarking on a major new phase of its development under parent company Deckers. President Jake Brandman and his team share details and photos of the new product strategy, the new brand tagline, domestic and international plans, more.
Nike details Action Sports, Converse revenue for Fiscal 2014

Nike details Action Sports, Converse revenue for Fiscal 2014

June 26, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Nike detailed Fiscal 2014 revenue for its Action Sports division, which now includes Hurley in its results, in an earnings announcement today.
Quiksilver makes major marketing shift to digital - plans for Quiksilver, DC and Roxy

Quiksilver makes major marketing shift to digital - plans for Quiksilver, DC and Roxy

June 19, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Details on the marketing strategies for Quiksilver, Roxy and DC developed by the new marketing team at the company.
Details on DC's move into vulcanized canvas, including photos

Details on DC's move into vulcanized canvas, including photos

June 12, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Quiksilver CEO Andy Mooney gave an overview of DC’s plans for Spring ’15 at the Quiksilver, Roxy and DC sales meeting kick off event Monday night. Plus, photos of the new product.
Quiksilver CEO outlines key Spring '15 strategies

Quiksilver CEO outlines key Spring '15 strategies

June 11, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Andy Mooney gives an overview of key business strategies for Spring '15. The company invited SES and several retailers to the Spring ’15 sales meeting party and launch. We have excerpts from Andy’s presentation so our readers could hear from him directly.
Roxy respositions Outdoor Fitness line, Mooney comments on Hollister overtures

Roxy respositions Outdoor Fitness line, Mooney comments on Hollister overtures

June 11, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
CEO Andy Mooney details how Roxy's Outdoor Fitness line will change, comments on Hollister, and describes how the fitness line can work in spring for core surf accounts.
Mooney details major new Quiksilver footwear plans for Spring '15

Mooney details major new Quiksilver footwear plans for Spring '15

June 11, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Andy Mooney unveiled major new plans and strategies for Quiksilver brand footwear at the sales meeting Monday night, including big developments in closed-toe and sandals.