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VF unveils ambitious growth plan for Timberland

VF unveils ambitious growth plan for Timberland

September 17, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
VF Corp. unveiled a major five-year growth plan for its Timberland brand today during a meeting for analysts at Timberland’s headquarters.
Globe International grows company revenue in difficult environment

Globe International grows company revenue in difficult environment

September 16, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Details about how Globe International performed in North America, Australia and Europe for the year ended June 30.
Billabong investors increase their stake in company

Billabong investors increase their stake in company

September 15, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Centerbridge Partners and Oaktree Capital have increased their stake in Billabong by buying more shares on the open market, according to a regulatory filing.
Vail Resorts acquires Park City Mountain Resort for $182.5 million

Vail Resorts acquires Park City Mountain Resort for $182.5 million

September 11, 2014 PRESS RELEASE
The acquisition settles the litigation and adds Park City to Vail's Epic Pass.
All hail Zumiez - and Blue Tomato

All hail Zumiez - and Blue Tomato

September 05, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Once again, Zumiez is a top performer at the mall. Details about the retailer's Q2, expansion plans, comments about the future and performance of Blue Tomato, and about the important and struggling footwear category.
Wholesale, DC woes hurt Quiksilver again in Q3

Wholesale, DC woes hurt Quiksilver again in Q3

September 04, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Details about another difficult quarter for Quiksilver, for all three of its brands, and for its two largest regions.
Quiksilver details plans to improve business with core accounts

Quiksilver details plans to improve business with core accounts

September 04, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Revenue in the wholesale channel declined substantially again for Quiksilver in Q3, and CEO Andy Mooney outlined ways the company is trying to rebuild its core business in North America and Europe.
PacSun looks to add more brands in women's

PacSun looks to add more brands in women's

September 02, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
What PacSun executives said about the evolving women's strategy, what worked in men's, denim woes, how back-to-school shopping is going and more during Q2 earnings call.
SES interviews Billabong CEO Neil Fiske

SES interviews Billabong CEO Neil Fiske

August 28, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
We asked Neil about what is driving future order growth for Billabong and RVCA, if any of the three brands grew in 2014, retail plans for the U.S., plans for Europe, why the Americas is weak, how Element will rebuild in the U.S., and more.
Break down of Billabong annual results, turnaround summary

Break down of Billabong annual results, turnaround summary

August 28, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
A breakdown of the numbers for Billabong's annual results, plus a summary of the progress of the turnaround plan.
Billabong: Americas is biggest challenge, biggest opportunity

Billabong: Americas is biggest challenge, biggest opportunity

August 28, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
What what wrong in the Americas and how Billabong is trying to fix the four major areas of softness. Plus, CEO Neil Fiske's tough assessment of former inventory practices.
Billabong unveils wholesale

Billabong unveils wholesale "win back" strategy for U.S., comments on Jack's changes

August 28, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
During Billabong’s Fiscal ’14 earnings conference call, CEO Neil Fiske emphasized how the company is working to “win back” the important wholesale channel in the U.S., the company’s largest market. He also commented on changes the company made at Jack's.
Billabong: Brand changes, new marketing and product strategies

Billabong: Brand changes, new marketing and product strategies

August 28, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Here’s what CEO Neil Fiske had to say about the RVCA, Element, Billabong and emerging brands, and new product and marketing strategies during the conference call.
Billabong's retail, ecommerce and omni-channel plans

Billabong's retail, ecommerce and omni-channel plans

August 28, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Retail is still a big component of Billabong's business. The company gave a major update on future plans for brick and mortar and online, including why it will add mono brand stores in the future.
Billabong: Asia Pacific a star performer in 2014

Billabong: Asia Pacific a star performer in 2014

August 28, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
All the bad publicity during the takeover struggles did not seem to damage Billabong results in Asia Pacific. A look at the numbers, plus coming strategies and retail plans.
Details about Billabong Europe performance

Details about Billabong Europe performance

August 28, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Europe has been resized on a lower sales base, Billabong CEO Neil Fiske said. Details on the numbers, including the interesting retail comps.
Billabong update on supply chain and organizational changes, new financial disciplines

Billabong update on supply chain and organizational changes, new financial disciplines

August 28, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Major changes are coming to the supply chain, and new financial disciplines being installed. We have the details, including about new plans for inventory management.
Toms founder sells 50% stake to Bain Capital

Toms founder sells 50% stake to Bain Capital

August 21, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Toms has received a major investment from Bain Capital. Founder Blake Mycoskie will remain involved with the company.
Zumiez continues to perform in sluggish market

Zumiez continues to perform in sluggish market

August 07, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Details about how store categories performed in July, and comp results for the second quarter and year to date.
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.
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?
Updated: Company connected to DNA files for bankruptcy - DNA back in Dyrdek's hands

Updated: Company connected to DNA files for bankruptcy - DNA back in Dyrdek's hands

July 17, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Pacific Vector, which owns an operating company for DNA in addition to Ryderz Compound and Gatorz, has filed for Chapter 7 liquidation in California.
Quiksilver signs licensing deal for Quiksilver hotels and resorts

Quiksilver signs licensing deal for Quiksilver hotels and resorts

July 11, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Quiksilver has signed a licensing deal with a development company for Quiksilver branded resort hotels.
Quiksilver signs more licensing agreements

Quiksilver signs more licensing agreements

July 10, 2014 PRESS RELEASE
Quiksilver announces it has signed licensing agreements for several more categories.