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Report: Fox Head up for sale

Report: Fox Head up for sale

September 25, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Deal Pipeline, an acquisitions trade publication, is reporting that Fox Head has hired investment banking firm Robert W. Baird to shop the company.
Nike on Converse and Nike Action Sports results

Nike on Converse and Nike Action Sports results

September 25, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Nike reported Q1 results Thursday, with Converse and Nike Action Sports reporting very different results. Nike Action Sports now encompasses Nike SB, Nike Snow and Hurley.
Oakley South Pacific leader on plans and strategies for the region

Oakley South Pacific leader on plans and strategies for the region

September 23, 2014 Shelby Stanger
A look into Oakley's Melbourne office and an interview with Oakley South Pacific Managing Director Justin Andrews about the business in the region.
Award-winning Melbourne agency shares sales strategies for Nike SB, Volcom, Nixon

Award-winning Melbourne agency shares sales strategies for Nike SB, Volcom, Nixon

September 18, 2014 Shelby Stanger
SES talks with the Easey Street partners about their creative space, virtual showings, skateboard culture in Australia and how Volcom, Nixon, Nike SB and Converse are performing.
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.
More photos from Surf Expo

More photos from Surf Expo

September 07, 2014 Shelby Stanger
We saw more people on the show floor and visited additional booths on the second day of the show. See the photos in our updated, easier-to-use slide show function.
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.
Photos from Surf Expo

Photos from Surf Expo

September 05, 2014 Shelby Stanger
Surf Expo kicked off yesterday in Orlando, Florida. We have lots of pictures of who we saw during the day.
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.
Nixon co-founder on global retail plans, new Europe stores

Nixon co-founder on global retail plans, new Europe stores

September 04, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Nixon will open stores in Paris and London this fall, with more locations planned. Chad DiNenna answers some questions about what is next for Nixon. Plus, Paris store photos.
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.
Lots of news in Journeys, Schuh Q2 results

Lots of news in Journeys, Schuh Q2 results

September 02, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Executives provided details about what is working for Journeys and Schuh, results from an interesting consumer study and new omni-channel efforts led by Schuh.
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.
Tilly's CEO on Q2 results, brands and products that are working, back-to-school sales trends

Tilly's CEO on Q2 results, brands and products that are working, back-to-school sales trends

August 27, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
We listened to Tilly's Q2 earnings call this afternoon and have all the details including what brands and strategies were discussed.
Back to School at Zumiez: Men's

Back to School at Zumiez: Men's

August 27, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
SES visited key industry teen retailers at the mall to photograph their back to school sets. Today we focus on Zumiez.
Back to School at Zumiez: Women's

Back to School at Zumiez: Women's

August 27, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
SES visited key industry teen retailers at the mall to photograph their back to school sets. Today we focus on Zumiez.