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Nixon and Surfline partner on new watch

Nixon and Surfline partner on new watch

December 19, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Tyson White, Nixon Global Vice President of Product, answered some questions for us about the Ultratide, which provides real time tide data for 2,700 surf locations around the world and other important information.
Jeff Kelley exits Sanuk

Jeff Kelley exits Sanuk

December 17, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Sanuk Founder Jeff Kelley is leaving Sanuk, which is now owned by Deckers Brands, to pursue his next entrepreneurial opportunity.
Catching up on Journeys' strong third quarter

Catching up on Journeys' strong third quarter

December 17, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Details about what worked at important industry customer Journeys in the third quarter and how Q4 is going so far.
The story behind Volcom's recent strong numbers in Europe

The story behind Volcom's recent strong numbers in Europe

December 16, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
An interview with Volcom Europe CEO Bruno Guger about the brand's position in the region and why it is performing in a challenging climate.
SurfStitch prepares for stock market debut - releases detailed financials

SurfStitch prepares for stock market debut - releases detailed financials

December 15, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
In filings with the Australian Securities Exchange, SurfStitch releases detailed information about the Swell, SurfStitch and Surfdome ecommerce businesses and future plans for the company.
More details on Altamont/Fox acquisition

More details on Altamont/Fox acquisition

December 11, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Altamont Capital Partners and Fox Head released more details Wednesday night about the acquisition of the company.
Vans annual North Shore barbecue draws big crowd

Vans annual North Shore barbecue draws big crowd

December 09, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Vans, the sponsor of the Triple Crown of Surfing, hosted its annual barbecue on the North Shore Monday night. A large crowd of industry executives, retailers, ASP and Triple Crown officials and athletes turned out for the event.
More personnel changes at Electric

More personnel changes at Electric

December 08, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Electric, which has undergone significant changes in leadership, staff, and brand direction in the past several years, has made additional changes to its sales structure.
New Billabong team activates on the North Shore

New Billabong team activates on the North Shore

December 08, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Billabong hosted two parties Sunday on the North Shore for retailers, athletes, media from fashion magazines and other publications and industry executives as the Billabong Pipe Masters is set to begin.
Quiksilver hosts retailers for Eddie ceremony

Quiksilver hosts retailers for Eddie ceremony

December 08, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Quiksilver brought a large contingent of retailers to Hawaii including Sun Diego, BC Surf & Sport, Real Water Sports, Spyder Surf, Zappos, Mango and Macy's.
Photos from Surfer Poll Awards

Photos from Surfer Poll Awards

December 07, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Lots of industry executives and retailers are in town for the Billabong Pipeline Masters and for the Surfer Poll, and we have some photos of whom we saw during the night.
Zumiez's retail prowess continues in Q3

Zumiez's retail prowess continues in Q3

December 04, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Details about Zumiez results in Q3 and in November, how snow sales are going, why Blue Tomato was praised highly during the call, plans for Europe and more.
PacSun and Tilly's buck weak teen retail trends

PacSun and Tilly's buck weak teen retail trends

December 03, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Details about why both PacSun and Tilly's stock prices got a big boost after the key industry customers reported Q3 earnings this afternoon.
Abercrombie CEO:

Abercrombie CEO: "Disruption and turmoil" in teen apparel space

December 03, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Abercrombie's Hollister chain faced myriad challenges in a weak Q3, and CEO Mike Jeffries commented on the problems, potential fixes and the radically changing retail landscape.
Black Friday weekend retail sales disappoint; industry catches Cyber Monday fever

Black Friday weekend retail sales disappoint; industry catches Cyber Monday fever

December 01, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Despite the massive discounts offered by retailers, sales for Black Friday weekend declined compared to last year. Plus, a sampling of how industry brands and retailers are approaching Cyber Monday.
Industry embraces Black Friday

Industry embraces Black Friday

November 28, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Industry brands have gotten into the Black Friday spirit today by offering discounts – in some cases steep discounts – to shoppers.
Nick Bower on his exit from Stussy

Nick Bower on his exit from Stussy

November 24, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Nick Bower looks back at his 17 years as the head designer at Stussy, and talks about why he left the streetwear brand.
Electric charts new course in brand revamp in Europe

Electric charts new course in brand revamp in Europe

November 18, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
A talk with EMEA GM Anthony Cazottes about the many changes in the Europe operation, about how business is going for Electric there and about the plan for 2015.
Vissla's interesting boardshort debut on ActionWatch panel

Vissla's interesting boardshort debut on ActionWatch panel

November 17, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
ActionWatch has some interesting data about Vissla's boardshort debut in the brand's inaugural summer season.
Dakine CEO on changes under new ownership, business update, future plans

Dakine CEO on changes under new ownership, business update, future plans

November 13, 2014 Shelby Stanger and Tiffany Montgomery
New CEO Leslie Lane discusses changes at Dakine since the Altamont acquisition, how business is turning out in 2014, future plans for growth and more.
SIMA Image Awards nominees announced

SIMA Image Awards nominees announced

November 12, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Nominations for the closely watched SIMA Image Awards were announced this morning, and newcomer Vissla makes a splash.
Updated: SurfStitch buys online retailer Surfdome from Quiksilver

Updated: SurfStitch buys online retailer Surfdome from Quiksilver

November 10, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Updated with accurate sale price. SurfStitch Group announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Europe’s leading online action sports retailer Surfdome.
Nixon embarks on next chapter of its growth story

Nixon embarks on next chapter of its growth story

November 10, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
An in-depth interview with Nixon co-founder and EVP of Marketing Chad DiNenna about the major new campaign for holiday aimed at boosting business in lifestyle and watch stores, the new executive team, retail plans, and much more.
Skullcandy gains momentum in Q3

Skullcandy gains momentum in Q3

November 06, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Details about what worked for Skullcandy in Q3, and its outlook for 2014 and 2015.
Spy grows sales and margins in Q3

Spy grows sales and margins in Q3

November 05, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Details about how Spy Inc. performed in the third quarter.