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Analyst: Softness at action sports retailers could be an opening for others

Analyst: Softness at action sports retailers could be an opening for others

June 29, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
The recent softness at mall based action sports retailers could be an opening for more traditional teen retailers as the key back-to-school season approaches, according to a retail stock analyst with KeyBanc Capital Markets.
Nike 2015 revenue reaches $30 billion; action sports details

Nike 2015 revenue reaches $30 billion; action sports details

June 25, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
No matter the consumer environment, Nike always seems to deliver strong results quarter after quarter, year after year. Plus, 2015 Action Sports and Converse revenue.
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.
Agenda and The Berrics launch new media platform

Agenda and The Berrics launch new media platform

June 24, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Agenda and The Berrics are launching a new online media platform with the goal of creating the next CNBC or Bloomberg for the industry.
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.
Globe CEO on rising apparel line, changing footwear landscape, and growing in a down market

Globe CEO on rising apparel line, changing footwear landscape, and growing in a down market

June 19, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
We always learn a lot when we talk to Globe CEO Matt Hill. We recently spoke with him about the premium placement Globe apparel is getting, the changing footwear market, and an update on the skate market and Dwindle Distribution.
Active owner Tengram raises $320 million

Active owner Tengram raises $320 million

June 18, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Tengram Capital Partners, the private equity firm that invested in Active Ride Shop, Sequential Brands Group, Robert Graham and other brands, has raised $320 million for its new fund.
Kip Arnette retires from Electric

Kip Arnette retires from Electric

June 16, 2015 PRESS RELEASE
Electric is announcing today that Kip Arnette, Electric Co-Founder, is retiring after 15 years with the brand.
Updated: Moody's downgrades Quiksilver credit rating

Updated: Moody's downgrades Quiksilver credit rating

June 12, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Updated with comments from CEO Pierre Agnes. Credit rating agency Moody’s downgraded Quiksilver yesterday following the company’s second quarter earnings last week.
Zumiez CEO on snowboarding, Europe and Canada plans, and the evolution of Zumiez

Zumiez CEO on snowboarding, Europe and Canada plans, and the evolution of Zumiez

June 10, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Zumiez CEO Rick Brooks provided some interesting insights about Zumiez’s business at the William Blair investors conference Tuesday.
Quiksilver stock takes big hit, new team outlines improvement plans

Quiksilver stock takes big hit, new team outlines improvement plans

June 09, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Quiksilver's stock price is down 37% in trading this morning after its earnings release. We listened to the call, and have details about the new leadership team's plans, including to improve business in North America.
Quiksilver hires new Americas sales leader

Quiksilver hires new Americas sales leader

June 09, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Quiksilver has hired a new SVP of Sales for Quiksilver Americas – Ted Li from Oakley.
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.
K-Swiss CEO on plans for Supra and KR3W

K-Swiss CEO on plans for Supra and KR3W

June 01, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
K-Swiss CEO Larry Remington discusses plans for Supra and KR3W, why he believes the acquisition is a good fit, if the brands will stay in Fountain Valley, and if he has any concerns that the founders will be exiting the business.
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.
Core Careers: Tom Jones, Nixon

Core Careers: Tom Jones, Nixon

May 21, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Today, we profile Tom Jones, Nixon Global VP Marketing & Creative and a skate industry veteran, for our Core Careers feature.
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.