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Back to School at PacSun: Men's

Back to School at PacSun: Men's

August 21, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
SES visited key industry teen retailers at the mall to photograph their back to school sets. Today we focus on PacSun.
Back to School at PacSun: Women's

Back to School at PacSun: Women's

August 21, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
SES visited key industry teen retailers at the mall to photograph their back to school sets. Today we focus on PacSun.
Billabong sells off ecomm sites Swell and SurfStitch

Billabong sells off ecomm sites Swell and SurfStitch

August 20, 2014 PRESS RELEASE
SurfStitch founders Justin Cameron and Lex Pedersen lead group that agrees to pay A$35 million for remaining 51% of SurfStitch.com and 100% of Swell.com.
Saltwater Wine owner on changing and innovating to thrive at retail

Saltwater Wine owner on changing and innovating to thrive at retail

August 20, 2014 Shelby Stanger
A leading independent store owner in Australia details the changes he's made to survive at retail, including ditching e-commerce for now. Plus, what he thinks brands need to do to help retailers compete against online players and other competitors.
Strapper Surf Shop owner on what brands are working in Torquay, competing against brand shops and surviving in a changed retail world

Strapper Surf Shop owner on what brands are working in Torquay, competing against brand shops and surviving in a changed retail world

August 14, 2014 Shelby Stanger
SES spoke with Strapper owner Michael Di Sciascio about the state of the surf industry in Australia, the challenges of being an independent retailer there, and what brands are selling in Torquay.
Globe CEO on regional performances, an apparel reinvention in the U.S., the skate shoe market, plus a tour of Globe's standout HQ in OZ

Globe CEO on regional performances, an apparel reinvention in the U.S., the skate shoe market, plus a tour of Globe's standout HQ in OZ

August 12, 2014 Shelby Stanger
A newsy interview with Matt Hill about how Globe has grown in a down market in Europe, major changes in the U.S. including in apparel, his take on the state of the difficult skate shoe market, an update on Australia, and Globe retail plans.
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.
Photos from Vans VIP retailer party at Bobby Abdel's home

Photos from Vans VIP retailer party at Bobby Abdel's home

August 01, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Vans hosted a VIP party for retailers at the home of Jack’s co-owner Bobby Abdel Thursday as the Vans US Open of Surfing heads into its final weekend.
PacSun's Christine Lee moves to Wet Seal

PacSun's Christine Lee moves to Wet Seal

August 01, 2014 PRESS RELEASE
More clarity emerges about why women's leader Christine Lee departed from PacSun.
Board Retailers Association names new Chairman

Board Retailers Association names new Chairman

August 01, 2014 PRESS RELEASE
Todd Canipe of Vertical Urge will replace Bruce Cromartie of BC Surf and Sport and Coco Tihanyi of Surf Diva Boutique, who have served since 2012.
PacSun women's leader resigns; company comments on women's plans, overall sales trends

PacSun women's leader resigns; company comments on women's plans, overall sales trends

July 31, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Christine Lee, SVP/GMM of Women’s Merchandising and Design, joined PacSun in early 2010 and has transformed the female business.
Hollister aligns with Pretty Little Liars actress in bid to boost women's

Hollister aligns with Pretty Little Liars actress in bid to boost women's

July 31, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
The LA-inspired collection, the first Hollister partnership with a celebrity, will be launched in two installments in August.
Snowboard Connection's John Logic on shutting down the business

Snowboard Connection's John Logic on shutting down the business

July 28, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Important core industry account Snowboard Connection in Seattle shuttered its store this weekend. Co-owner John Logic answers some questions about what went wrong, and what's next.
Rip Curl Group CEO on regional results, retail strategies, key product initiatives, future plans

Rip Curl Group CEO on regional results, retail strategies, key product initiatives, future plans

July 23, 2014 Shelby Stanger
SES visited Rip Curl in Torquay and had a newsy interview with Group CEO Michael Daly and Asia Pacific CEO Stephen Kay, including about the retail strategy for Australia.
ActionWatch: Categories that resonated in Q2 at core stores

ActionWatch: Categories that resonated in Q2 at core stores

July 22, 2014 Cary Allington
Cary Allington of ActionWatch reports on how Q2 turned out in core stores, including a breakdown of performance by category.
Active President on expansion plans, new private equity partner

Active President on expansion plans, new private equity partner

July 21, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
An interview with Esmail Mawjee about Active's new partners, details about the retailer's ambitious growth plans and how Esmail and his family stabilized Active after acquiring it out of bankruptcy.
17th Street Surf Shop update after tornado strike

17th Street Surf Shop update after tornado strike

July 15, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
17th Street owner Tom Brown provides an update on what happened, the damage, and the status of the Virginia Beach store now.
Active receives private equity investment to fuel growth

Active receives private equity investment to fuel growth

July 08, 2014 PRESS RELEASE
Active says it plans to add more than 30 new doors in the next few years after receiving a private equity investment.
Foot Locker to shutter CCS

Foot Locker to shutter CCS

June 26, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Foot Locker is shuttering its online skate business CCS after years of disappointing results, and will consolidate skate product under Eastbay.com.
O'Neill Asia Pacific GM on regional trends, retail plans, more

O'Neill Asia Pacific GM on regional trends, retail plans, more

June 23, 2014 Shelby Stanger
An interview with Michael Neil about O'Neill's first flagship store in Australia, O’Neill’s plans for retail in the region, how the brand is performing, and growth goals.
The Shop Next Door owner on remaking the surf shop model, what brands are selling, and more

The Shop Next Door owner on remaking the surf shop model, what brands are selling, and more

June 09, 2014 Shelby Stanger
Taylor Eaton owns the taste-maker store in Manly Beach near Sydney. He tells us how he has tried to create a new retail model, what brands are resonating, and what he has learned along the way.
Zumiez May comp sales rise, while sales fall at The Buckle

Zumiez May comp sales rise, while sales fall at The Buckle

June 05, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Details about how two large industry customers fared in May, including categories that showed strong results.
More details on PacSun's strong men's results

More details on PacSun's strong men's results

June 04, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
SES followed up with PacSun CEO Gary Schoenfeld to find out more about the retailer’s strong men’s performance in the first quarter.
Volcom Australia retail leader on store strategies and plans

Volcom Australia retail leader on store strategies and plans

June 02, 2014 Shelby Stanger
A talk with Mark Eymes about a new shop in Manly, how Volcom plans to roll out retail in Australia and what it has been like working under Kering.
Photos from Sun Diego Carlsbad Grand Opening

Photos from Sun Diego Carlsbad Grand Opening

May 30, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
The industry turned out in force Thursday night for the grand opening party for Sun Diego’s new store in Carlsbad in the historic Twin Inns building.