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Weak sales in core channel hurt Sanuk

Weak sales in core channel hurt Sanuk

July 30, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Sales for the quarter ended June 30 came in below last year and below plan. We have the details, including some bright spots, and future plans.
ActionWatch: Core shops report weak Q2 sales

ActionWatch: Core shops report weak Q2 sales

July 29, 2015 Cary Allington
ActionWatch has some interesting data about sales trends in sandals, closed-toe shoes, socks and men's apparel.
Updated: More info on Oakley job cuts

Updated: More info on Oakley job cuts

July 27, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Luxottica provided many details about the Oakley job cuts and plans on an earnings call today, including how many jobs will ultimately be cut, and changes in Europe.
Lots of details about Volcom and Electric's first half

Lots of details about Volcom and Electric's first half

July 27, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Information about Volcom and Electric's first half from owner Kering with additional details provided by the brands to SES.
How Vans performed in Q2 around the world

How Vans performed in Q2 around the world

July 24, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Parent company VF Corp. provided some details about Vans’ second quarter during an earnings conference call this morning.
Stance CEO Jeff Kearl on Stance's big plans for 2016 and beyond

Stance CEO Jeff Kearl on Stance's big plans for 2016 and beyond

July 23, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
We talked to Jeff about the new projects, including details about the retail experiment, and why he’s nervous about the underwear launch. Also, how Stance has evolved, the interesting hiring philosophy and why Stance provides free meals to employees.
From action sports to restaurant owner: the reinvention of Laurent Vrignaud

From action sports to restaurant owner: the reinvention of Laurent Vrignaud

July 14, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
How one action sports executive has transformed into a successful restaurant owner, what he learned from Nixon and Burton that helped his new venture, and the big plan for the bustling Moulin Bistro in Newport Beach.
More details about Quiksilver's new direction

More details about Quiksilver's new direction

July 13, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
The new Quiksilver look was a hot topic at Agenda, where the revamped direction made its debut. Creative Director Josh Rush explains what inspired the direction, why it is "radically different" and how it applies to apparel.
Swell restructures as new owners change strategies

Swell restructures as new owners change strategies

July 07, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
SurfStitch's Lex Pedersen explains the changes at Swell, including a new executive hire from Quiksilver, and how Swell plans to evolve its business via its new content strategy.
New Fox CEO on new executive hires, new strategies

New Fox CEO on new executive hires, new strategies

July 01, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
SES spoke with Paul Harrington about his first few months on the job, and asked him about Fox’s priorities and strategies. We also learned of some key new executive hires, and about some departures.
Bob Hurley on Hurley's website moving to Nike.com

Bob Hurley on Hurley's website moving to Nike.com

June 25, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
We followed up with Hurley Founder Bob Hurley to find out more about the Hurley website and ecommerce shop moving to Nike.com this week.
New Active President on ambitious expansion, big plans for Active apparel and more

New Active President on ambitious expansion, big plans for Active apparel and more

June 24, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
An interview with Active Ride Shop President Rick Mina about new store plans for 2016 and beyond, Tengram Capital's vision for Active, the evolving brand mix and more.
Globe CEO on rising apparel line, changing footwear landscape, and growing in a down market

Globe CEO on rising apparel line, changing footwear landscape, and growing in a down market

June 19, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
We always learn a lot when we talk to Globe CEO Matt Hill. We recently spoke with him about the premium placement Globe apparel is getting, the changing footwear market, and an update on the skate market and Dwindle Distribution.
Zumiez CEO on snowboarding, Europe and Canada plans, and the evolution of Zumiez

Zumiez CEO on snowboarding, Europe and Canada plans, and the evolution of Zumiez

June 10, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Zumiez CEO Rick Brooks provided some interesting insights about Zumiez’s business at the William Blair investors conference Tuesday.
Quiksilver stock takes big hit, new team outlines improvement plans

Quiksilver stock takes big hit, new team outlines improvement plans

June 09, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Quiksilver's stock price is down 37% in trading this morning after its earnings release. We listened to the call, and have details about the new leadership team's plans, including to improve business in North America.
Industry brands embrace growing Dick's Sporting Goods

Industry brands embrace growing Dick's Sporting Goods

June 08, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
In an industry where the larger brands are hungry for growth, we keep hearing more and more about the rising importance of Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Spring goods sell slowly at Zumiez

Spring goods sell slowly at Zumiez

June 04, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Details about Zumiez's results for Q1 and the worrisome sales trends at the start of Q2 from the company's earnings conference call today.
Hollister continues to evolve strategy in changing market

Hollister continues to evolve strategy in changing market

June 03, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
We are catching up on the news out of Abercrombie & Fitch’s earnings conference call last week, where executives discussed the evolving strategy for its Hollister chain, an industry competitor at the mall.
K-Swiss CEO on plans for Supra and KR3W

K-Swiss CEO on plans for Supra and KR3W

June 01, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
K-Swiss CEO Larry Remington discusses plans for Supra and KR3W, why he believes the acquisition is a good fit, if the brands will stay in Fountain Valley, and if he has any concerns that the founders will be exiting the business.
Deckers comments on new Sanuk strategies, 2015 revenue results

Deckers comments on new Sanuk strategies, 2015 revenue results

May 29, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Deckers Brands executives made several comments about Sanuk’s evolving strategy and provided details about how the company performed in Q4 and for the full fiscal year during an earnings call Thursday afternoon.
PacSun continues to alter merchandising mix; interesting commentary about heritage brands

PacSun continues to alter merchandising mix; interesting commentary about heritage brands

May 28, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
PacSun is adding more new brands to its merchandising mix, and executives had some interesting details about the performance of heritage brands. Plus, information about the retailer's Q1 results.
Tilly's comments on what worked in Q1, and a gloomy trend in a key region

Tilly's comments on what worked in Q1, and a gloomy trend in a key region

May 28, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Details from Tilly's Q1 earnings call Wednesday, including why the important industry customer issued a somewhat gloomy forecast for Q2 despite a solid Q1.
Channel Islands GM on new, next generation website, business update

Channel Islands GM on new, next generation website, business update

May 27, 2015 Shelby Stanger
SES talked with Scott Anderson about the highly interactive site, how it can help core retailers, and where the brand is seeing the biggest growth in business.
Foot Locker comments on vulcanized sales

Foot Locker comments on vulcanized sales

May 26, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Foot Locker executives made a few interesting comments about vulcanized sales during an earnings call on Friday.
Urban executives on the future of online vs. stores, plus performance of industry competitor Free People

Urban executives on the future of online vs. stores, plus performance of industry competitor Free People

May 19, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Executives made some interesting comments about the future of online vs. stores on an earnings conference call, plus keeping track of Free People, increasingly an industry competitor.