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Bob McKnight's full Surf Summit speech

Bob McKnight's full Surf Summit speech

May 15, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Bob McKnight talked about many different subjects during his keynote, and we have the full speech here, and the slides used during the presentation. Plus, an audio replay.
Five Questions: ourCaste

Five Questions: ourCaste

May 13, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
New brand ourCaste has been in the market for about a year now. The brand, with roots in surf, skate and motorcycles, makes modern clothing with an elevated aesthetic. OurCaste partner Michael Quinones answers some questions for us.
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.
New Luxottica leadership making big changes at Oakley

New Luxottica leadership making big changes at Oakley

May 05, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Major changes are on the way for Oakley as new leadership at Luxottica makes integrating Oakley into the Luxottica structure a key strategic priority.
Kering's Todd Hymel promoted, moving to Costa Mesa from Paris

Kering's Todd Hymel promoted, moving to Costa Mesa from Paris

May 05, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Kering’s Todd Hymel has been promoted to CEO of Action Sports Brands.
Otis College of Art & Design surprises Bob McKnight with special honor

Otis College of Art & Design surprises Bob McKnight with special honor

May 05, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Quiksilver Chairman Bob McKnight received a surprise on-stage tribute Saturday night during the Otis College of Art and Design annual art and design awards.
Billabong's Gordon Merchant buys more shares - again

Billabong's Gordon Merchant buys more shares - again

May 04, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Billabong Founder and Board Member Gordon Merchant made another big purchase of Billabong stock last week. See the story for more details.
No slowdown in sight for Vans

No slowdown in sight for Vans

May 01, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
A look at how Vans performed in Q1 across regions and distribution channels, plus what VF executives said about the brand during an earnings conference call this morning.
PacSun and Tilly's executive pay breakdown

PacSun and Tilly's executive pay breakdown

April 30, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
PacSun and Tilly’s filed their 2014 proxy statements that detail executive compensation in the past week. We compare and contrast executive pay.
SurfStitch closing SurfStitch Europe to focus on Surfdome

SurfStitch closing SurfStitch Europe to focus on Surfdome

April 28, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Industry customer SurfStitch is closing down its SurfStitch Europe business and consolidating operations under its Surfdome banner.
ActionWatch: Footwear dives, hardgoods rise at core stores

ActionWatch: Footwear dives, hardgoods rise at core stores

April 28, 2015 Cary Allington
Cary Allington of ActionWatch reviews how different categories performed at core stores in Q1, including some interesting trends in important categories.
The fascinating revival of Sole Tech's éS brand

The fascinating revival of Sole Tech's éS brand

April 27, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
A detailed look at how Sole Tech has turned its dormant éS brand into a top seller at many core skate shops thanks to a new strategy guided by social media, exclusivity, and a deep connection with the core community.
Two Billabong operational executives depart

Two Billabong operational executives depart

April 22, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Two global operational executives at Billabong are exiting the company, SES has learned.
Details about Volcom and Electric's Q1 revenue results

Details about Volcom and Electric's Q1 revenue results

April 21, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
SES listened to the Kering earnings conference call today and we have some details about the brands' top line performance.
Levi's describes global consumer challenges

Levi's describes global consumer challenges

April 20, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
In its quarterly report, Levi's artfully summed up the myriad challenges it faces, many of which are similar to those faced by industry companies.
Zumiez's unique approach to executive pay

Zumiez's unique approach to executive pay

April 17, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Zumiez filed its annual proxy statement today. We have some interesting details about executive pay, major stockholders and the unique way Zumiez's evaluates its leaders.
Vans Global VP of Marketing on how Vans is globalizing the function

Vans Global VP of Marketing on how Vans is globalizing the function

April 16, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
A key strategic priority for Vans is also a top priority for many other companies in this space: How to create and maintain a truly global brand. Fara Howard shares how Vans is approaching the task.
SES Special: Vans President Kevin Bailey

SES Special: Vans President Kevin Bailey

April 15, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
An update on Vans initiatives that other industry companies are also striving to achieve: globalization, distribution segmentation, company retail expansion, and product extensions via sub branding. Also, reaching $2 billion and fighting off athletic.
Photos from Vestal Village near Coachella

Photos from Vestal Village near Coachella

April 13, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
The event has evolved from a small house party to a three-day extravaganza that includes up to 800 overnight campers, 1,000 day time party guests, musical performances all day and most of the night, free flowing drinks, and support from majors sponsors.
Quiksilver details financial terms of Mooney's exit, new executive salaries

Quiksilver details financial terms of Mooney's exit, new executive salaries

April 13, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Quiksilver disclosed terms of former CEO Andy Mooney’s separation agreement with the company in a filing with the SEC late last week. The company also reported new base salaries for executives who have taken on more responsibility.
Zumiez delivers in March

Zumiez delivers in March

April 08, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Zumiez reported strong comp sales for March, and Blue Tomato continues to shine. We have the details.
Quiksilver restructures sales force

Quiksilver restructures sales force

April 03, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Quiksilver has restructured its Americas sales force in the wake of the departure of former CEO Andy Mooney last week. We have details, plus what one important retailer thinks of the recent management changes.
Quiksilver confirms Mooney was fired

Quiksilver confirms Mooney was fired

April 01, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Quiksilver confirmed that former CEO Andy Mooney was fired in a filing today with the SEC.
How high-flying Karmaloop became bankrupt

How high-flying Karmaloop became bankrupt

March 31, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
The mistakes that led to Karmaloop's bankruptcy and which industry brands the online retailer owes the most money to.
McKnight on Mooney's exit, go forward plans

McKnight on Mooney's exit, go forward plans

March 27, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
We spoke with Bob McKnight Friday about the departure of CEO Andy Mooney, some reasons behind the change and plans for the future.