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Vans President, global marketing leader on what new marketing role means for Vans

Vans President, global marketing leader on what new marketing role means for Vans

April 16, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
An interview with Kevin Bailey and Fara Howard about why the global role was necessary, how the marketing structure will change, and why Fara's experience is a fit for Vans.
Nidecker Snowboards radically revamps strategy under next generation

Nidecker Snowboards radically revamps strategy under next generation

April 14, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Nidecker has revamped its business model under young CEO Henry Nidecker by creating brands with athletes like Jeremy Jones. Henry tells us about the strategy, why he hates when the industry blames bad snow for weak results, and much more.
Paul Rodriguez on why he tweaked board business model with new brand

Paul Rodriguez on why he tweaked board business model with new brand

April 11, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Paul Rodriguez tells SES how a confluence of technology and skateboard industry trends has led him to tweak the typical board business model with his new brand, Primitive Skateboarding.
Levi Strauss provides more detail about major restructuring plan

Levi Strauss provides more detail about major restructuring plan

April 10, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
We listened to the Levi Strauss earnings call this week to find out more about the restructuring, which eliminated 800 jobs in the first phase alone.
La Jolla Group CEO on 2013 performance, future strategies, leadership change

La Jolla Group CEO on 2013 performance, future strategies, leadership change

April 08, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Daniel Neukomm tells us how 2013 turned out for the company, new company strategies, changes made during his first year on the job, and about Steve Wilson's new role.
Smith President and VP on growing in a tough market, new initiatives and product plans

Smith President and VP on growing in a tough market, new initiatives and product plans

April 07, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Ned Post and Eric Carlson tell us how some major changes at Smith impacted their business in 2013, performance by category and go-forward strategies.
A visit to PacSun's flagship Brea store for spring

A visit to PacSun's flagship Brea store for spring

March 31, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Photos of the Spring '14 floorset at PacSun that demonstrate the evolution of the retailer and its merchandise mix.
One company accounts for 10% of sales at PacSun in 2013

One company accounts for 10% of sales at PacSun in 2013

March 31, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
PacSun's annual report has some interesting details about its business, including information about what industry wholesaler accounted for 10% of sales in 2013.
Dragon CEO on alliance with Nike, new ownership, and why 2013 was the best year ever

Dragon CEO on alliance with Nike, new ownership, and why 2013 was the best year ever

March 25, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
A revealing interview with Will Howard about Dragon's big year, his take on working with Nike, new Dragon products and big future plans.
Tilly's

Tilly's "not satisfied" with performance, plans several big strategy changes

March 19, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Tilly’s detailed several significant strategy changes during an earnings call in response to the challenging and volatile retail environment. We have the details.
PacSun details what worked in a difficult retail landscape

PacSun details what worked in a difficult retail landscape

March 18, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
PacSun is outperforming some teen retailers when it comes to same store sales. We listened to the Q4 earnings call and have details about what is working, financial results.
Photos of brand changes on Ron Jon floor

Photos of brand changes on Ron Jon floor

March 18, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
There are several interesting changes on the floor of the Ron Jon flagship in Cocoa Beach, including changes for Hurley, Quiksilver, Dakine, Fox, Beats, Lost and more.
Weak footwear trends weigh on Journeys, Schuh

Weak footwear trends weigh on Journeys, Schuh

March 17, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Details from Genesco's earnings conference call including Canada store opening plans, why the skate/athletic side of the business is soft, and why there is no Nike at Journeys stores.
Zumiez CEO on Blue Tomato results and openings, footwear woes, the unsettled retail landscape, new store plans

Zumiez CEO on Blue Tomato results and openings, footwear woes, the unsettled retail landscape, new store plans

March 14, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Zumiez executives discussed Q4 results, store opening plans, footwear and snow woes, and much more on the company's earnings call Thursday. We have the details.
Matix President on brand building efforts, new categories

Matix President on brand building efforts, new categories

March 10, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Brian Dunlap filled us in on how many accounts Matix has opened since it moved under the Westlife Distribution umbrella, new categories it is launching, and how retail marketing efforts are boosting results.
Skullcandy to enter Walmart, CEO explains rationale

Skullcandy to enter Walmart, CEO explains rationale

March 07, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
CEO Hoby Darling explained during a conference call why the company will move into Walmart and its plans to support core retailers.
Skullcandy Q4 results and 2014 plans - CEO says turnaround taking root

Skullcandy Q4 results and 2014 plans - CEO says turnaround taking root

March 07, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Skullcandy's fourth quarter results and forecast for next year sent its stock soaring. We have details about the company's plans.
Foot Locker discusses CCS Q4 sales

Foot Locker discusses CCS Q4 sales

March 07, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Parent company Foot Locker discussed CCS results during an earnings conference call today that we listened to.
Interesting business trends at Quiksilver in Q1

Interesting business trends at Quiksilver in Q1

March 06, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Quiksilver hosted an information-packed earnings conference call Thursday, and we have all the highlights.
Quiksilver sees worrisome trend in erosion of core account base

Quiksilver sees worrisome trend in erosion of core account base

March 06, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Quiksilver CEO Andy Mooney articulated during an earnings conference call what many have feared - the worrisome trends in the core account base.
Quiksilver revamps supply chain to win back mall business

Quiksilver revamps supply chain to win back mall business

March 06, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Quiksilver CEO Andy Mooney details how and why the company is striving to win back business with teen retailers at the mall.
Mooney details interesting DC developments

Mooney details interesting DC developments

March 06, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Two interesting developments at DC were mentioned during the Quiksilver earnings conference call today. We have the details.
Mooney comments on Quik athlete rosters, marketing plans

Mooney comments on Quik athlete rosters, marketing plans

March 06, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Quiksilver CEO Andy Mooney touched on some marketing plans during the earnings call Thursday afternoon, and indicated that more changes to the athlete rosters could be possible.
A talk with the BC Surf & Sport owner and a visit to a Colorado BC store

A talk with the BC Surf & Sport owner and a visit to a Colorado BC store

March 04, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
A visit to the BC Surf & Sport store in Broomfield, Colorado and a talk with Bruce Cromartie about business trends, merchandising in the large store and more.
Mervin CEO on new ownership, business trends, future plans

Mervin CEO on new ownership, business trends, future plans

March 03, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
A talk with Mervin CEO Ryan Hollis about the changes at Mervin since Altamont Capital bought the company from Quiksilver, growth plans by category, global changes and more.