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Top line improvement continues at PacSun

Top line improvement continues at PacSun

March 25, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
How men's and women's performed in Q4 at PacSun, plans for 2015, more.
Element plants big stake in London

Element plants big stake in London

March 23, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Europe is Element’s highest-volume territory, and the brand’s new London store is in Covent Garden, a high profile area of the city.
A look at Nixon's London store

A look at Nixon's London store

March 23, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
A visit to Nixon's London store.
Nike SB focuses on performance in London

Nike SB focuses on performance in London

March 23, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
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.
Tilly's details 2015 store opening plans, Q4 brand highlights

Tilly's details 2015 store opening plans, Q4 brand highlights

March 18, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Several key Tilly’s initiatives drove strong fourth quarter and full results for the retailer, which reported earnings Wednesday afternoon.
Quiksilver works to win back the core market

Quiksilver works to win back the core market

March 17, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
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.
Big plans for Schuh expansion, details about Journeys block buster Q4

Big plans for Schuh expansion, details about Journeys block buster Q4

March 13, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Genesco outlines Europe growth plans for Schuh and provides details about why Journeys, a key industry customer, had a great Q4.
Zumiez's outlines grand vision for Blue Tomato, comments on Q4 results, 2015 store plans

Zumiez's outlines grand vision for Blue Tomato, comments on Q4 results, 2015 store plans

March 12, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
All the details from a newsy Zumiez conference call discussing Q4 and 2014 results, and plans for 2015.
Urban Outfitters CEO on combating price pressure, rejuvenating stores, online prowess

Urban Outfitters CEO on combating price pressure, rejuvenating stores, online prowess

March 10, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
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.
Globe's diversification strategy paying off

Globe's diversification strategy paying off

March 09, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Details about how Globe International performed in North America, Europe and Australia, and how the company has turned its business around.
Luxottica outlines plans for Oakley growth

Luxottica outlines plans for Oakley growth

March 06, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
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.
Safilo comments on Smith's 2014 results

Safilo comments on Smith's 2014 results

March 05, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Smith owner Safilo Group commented on the brand’s 2014 performance today. Smith's role at Safilo has gained in importance of late.
Hollister's woes continue, plus a big change for Hollister Australia

Hollister's woes continue, plus a big change for Hollister Australia

March 04, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
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.
SurfStitch, Swell, Surfdome results - plus which retailers Swell is targeting

SurfStitch, Swell, Surfdome results - plus which retailers Swell is targeting

March 03, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
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.
An interview with Billabong CEO Neil Fiske about Billabong results

An interview with Billabong CEO Neil Fiske about Billabong results

February 26, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
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.
Billabong swings to profit, sees U.S. wholesale improvement

Billabong swings to profit, sees U.S. wholesale improvement

February 25, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Billabong today reported financial results for the six months ended Dec. 31, and CEO Neil Fiske pointed to several positive signs in the business. Plus, how Billabong, RVCA and Element performed.
How Spy is growing its snow business, plans for '15

How Spy is growing its snow business, plans for '15

February 24, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
An interview with CEO Michael Marckx about Spy's growing goggle business plus 2015 plans for other categories.
Vans rules London

Vans rules London

February 23, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
SES was in London for a few days earlier this month, and it was impressive to see the breadth of Vans’ reach in the city.
Nordstrom details expansion plans for Rack, Canada, Top Shop

Nordstrom details expansion plans for Rack, Canada, Top Shop

February 20, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Industry customer Nordstrom provided details about several initiatives during an earnings conference call Thursday.
Billabong Americas President on the closing of Billabong's Times Square store

Billabong Americas President on the closing of Billabong's Times Square store

February 18, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Ed Leasure offers some interesting insight into the changing retail landscape and details why the company closed the high-volume Billabong and Element stores.
Updated: Kering details Volcom and Electric's 2014 results

Updated: Kering details Volcom and Electric's 2014 results

February 17, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Kering released annual results this morning and shared how the brands performed, which regions and categories grew, and plans for the coming year. Updated with annual revenue in US dollars.
Steve Murray on big plans for Dr. Martens, why he left VF, Urban and Deckers

Steve Murray on big plans for Dr. Martens, why he left VF, Urban and Deckers

February 16, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
An interesting conversation with former Vans President Steve Murray about his new role at Dr. Martens, major expansion plans for the brand, and why he left VF, Urban Outfitters and Deckers.
Vans surpasses $2 billion in 2014

Vans surpasses $2 billion in 2014

February 13, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
VF executives provided details about the brand’s performance in Q4 and 2014 around the world, and also shared insights about Reef, The North Face and Timberland.
The new Smith strategy and growth plan

The new Smith strategy and growth plan

February 11, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
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.
SES notebook: Volcom raises its game globally, tough winter in Europe, Urban growing

SES notebook: Volcom raises its game globally, tough winter in Europe, Urban growing

February 10, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
We noticed a few interesting trends in Munich while we were in town for the ISPO show. One thing that really jumped out at the show and also around the city is how Volcom has elevated its game.