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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.
Hobie Retail partner on exciting industry shifts, brand strategies

Hobie Retail partner on exciting industry shifts, brand strategies

July 16, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
We have been hearing good things about Hobie lately. Industry executives are impressed that one of the oldest retailers in the industry is managing to stay relevant and “special” in a rapidly changing retail climate.
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 photos from Agenda

More photos from Agenda

July 10, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
We have more photos from the floor of the executives and retailers we saw during the second day of the show.
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 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.
Hurley's website and ecommerce moves to Nike.com

Hurley's website and ecommerce moves to Nike.com

June 23, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Hurley’s website and ecommerce shop now live on parent company Nike’s website. And Nike is giving Hurley a huge ride this week.
Industry turns out for Tilly's charity event

Industry turns out for Tilly's charity event

June 23, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Industry executives turned out for Tilly’s big charity event Monday at the Dove Canyon Golf Club in Orange County, Calif.
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.
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.
Changes come to Sport Chalet post acquisition

Changes come to Sport Chalet post acquisition

May 28, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
SES has learned that the new owners of large industry customer Sport Chalet are making some big changes to the business.
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.
Karmaloop names new CEO with industry ties

Karmaloop names new CEO with industry ties

May 27, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Seth Haber, the well-liked former co-owner of Agenda who knows the industry and brand leaders, joins Karmaloop.
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.
Karmaloop sale to creditors approved by bankruptcy court

Karmaloop sale to creditors approved by bankruptcy court

May 22, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
No last minute bidders emerged for Karmaloop and a judge ruled Thursday that the new owner is a group of Karmaloop’s senior lenders.
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.
SurfStitch Co-Founder on Stab, Magicseaweed acquisition

SurfStitch Co-Founder on Stab, Magicseaweed acquisition

May 18, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
We followed up with SurfStitch's Lex Pedersen to find out more about the company’s big news last week: that it is acquiring Stab Magazine and Magicseaweed in a quest to marry content and commerce.
SurfStitch buys Stab Magazine, Magicseaweed

SurfStitch buys Stab Magazine, Magicseaweed

May 13, 2015 PRESS RELEASE
Surfstitch, which also owns Swell, makes a big move to boost its content strategy.
Founder of Offshore Surf Shop retires, recalls watching the industry change and grow

Founder of Offshore Surf Shop retires, recalls watching the industry change and grow

May 08, 2015 Jennifer Kelly
Barbie Baron shares memories of her 45 years in surf retail, and changes she has seen in the industry over the years.
The Buckle records soft women's sales in April

The Buckle records soft women's sales in April

May 07, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Soft women’s sales at industry customer The Buckle contributed to a 3.8% same store sales decline in April.
Zumiez's April same-store sales decline

Zumiez's April same-store sales decline

May 07, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
A look at how different categories performed at Zumiez in April, plus some color on Blue Tomato.
Macy's to open new off-price concept

Macy's to open new off-price concept

May 05, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Large industry customer Macy’s is set to test a new off-price business in New York that it may expand in the future.
Rip Curl swim gaining major momentum

Rip Curl swim gaining major momentum

May 04, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
We check in with Rip Curl swim leaders and retailers about the brand's recent success and find out what is working as we head into the key summer season. Plus, some new major growth pieces for the brand.