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ActionWatch: Several categories struggle in Q3

ActionWatch: Several categories struggle in Q3

October 29, 2014 Cary Allington
While there was a few bright spots, many categories recorded year-over-year sales declines in Q3, according to stores on the ActionWatch retail panel.
Crocs comments on closing of Ocean Minded

Crocs comments on closing of Ocean Minded

October 28, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Crocs executives officially commented Monday on the closing of its Ocean Minded business.
Industry pays tribute to the legacy of retiring Bob McKnight

Industry pays tribute to the legacy of retiring Bob McKnight

October 27, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Tom Holbrook, Richard Woolcott, Michael Tomson, Randy Hild, Mark Richards of Val Surf and more on what Bob McKnight has meant to Quiksilver and the industry.
Photos from Tilly's Holiday Party

Photos from Tilly's Holiday Party

October 23, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Industry brands and executives turned out for the Tilly’s holiday party Wednesday night in Irvine.
Deckers reports Sanuk's quarterly results, comments on brand's performance

Deckers reports Sanuk's quarterly results, comments on brand's performance

October 23, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
We listened to Deckers conference call and have details about Sanuk's performance, including the slight change in its annual forecast.
Kering Sport & Lifestyle COO on changes at Volcom and Electric, Kelly Slater alliance

Kering Sport & Lifestyle COO on changes at Volcom and Electric, Kelly Slater alliance

October 23, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
We spoke with Todd Hymel in Paris about the repositioning at Volcom and Electric, his take on the state of the action sports marketplace, and the Kering partnership with Kelly Slater.
Kering reports positive sales trends at Volcom and Electric combined

Kering reports positive sales trends at Volcom and Electric combined

October 23, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
On a Kering conference call, executives detailed positive trends at Volcom, including details about Europe and Asia Pacific. Plus, we have some information about job cuts at Volcom in the U.S. this week.
Update: Many changes coming to Smith Optics

Update: Many changes coming to Smith Optics

October 21, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Smith Optics is undergoing several changes in a restructuring led by Italian parent company Safilo Group, including moving from Ketchum, Idaho.
VF to boost Q4 marketing spend for Vans and North Face - how the brands performed in Q3

VF to boost Q4 marketing spend for Vans and North Face - how the brands performed in Q3

October 20, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Details about the increased marketing spend for Vans and The North Face, plus how Vans, The North Face and Timberland performed around the world in Q3.
Derek O'Neill on launching Vissla, Amuse and D'Blanc in Europe

Derek O'Neill on launching Vissla, Amuse and D'Blanc in Europe

October 17, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
A talk with former Billabong CEO Derek O'Neill on launching the new brands in Europe, why he opened a Vissla store, future plans for the brands, and how life has changed post Billabong.
Quiksilver President Pierre Agnes on new role, marketing plans, globalization of design, outreach to core retailers

Quiksilver President Pierre Agnes on new role, marketing plans, globalization of design, outreach to core retailers

October 15, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
A newsy interview with Pierre Agnes about the internal changes at Quiksilver, his approach to marketing and design, his thoughts on the tough European market, and his outreach plans for core retailers in the Americas.
Active Ride Shop names new President

Active Ride Shop names new President

October 15, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
A few months after receiving a private equity investment, Active announces it has a new President for the expanding retail chain.
Quiksilver's Pierre Agnes elevated to President, McKnight retiring, more executive changes

Quiksilver's Pierre Agnes elevated to President, McKnight retiring, more executive changes

October 14, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Quiksilver announced several executive changes this afternoon, and we found out details about others from an interview with CEO Andy Mooney.
Quiksilver CEO Andy Mooney on executive changes, challenging times

Quiksilver CEO Andy Mooney on executive changes, challenging times

October 14, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
We spoke with Quiksilver CEO Andy Mooney about several executive changes at the company, what is driving the changes and about the company’s difficult times of late.
Snowboard industry veteran Tim Pogue revs up plans for Mizu

Snowboard industry veteran Tim Pogue revs up plans for Mizu

October 13, 2014 Shelby Stanger
The founder of RIDE snowboards is now focusing his business acumen on Mizu water bottles with partner Jussi Oksanen. Tim Pogue shares new plans and strategies for the growing brand.
Crocs planning big changes for Ocean Minded

Crocs planning big changes for Ocean Minded

October 10, 2014 Shelby Stanger
It appears that Ocean Minded owner Crocs is making some big changes at Ocean Minded, according to people briefed on the situation.
New Rusty licensee opens store in Laguna Beach

New Rusty licensee opens store in Laguna Beach

October 08, 2014 Shelby Stanger
Rusty opens a shop in Laguna Beach, the first Rusty Surf Shop for the Happy Shovel Group, the new licensee for Rusty apparel in North America.
Rip Curl CEO on annual financial results

Rip Curl CEO on annual financial results

October 06, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
A talk with Michael Daly about Rip Curl's fiscal year results released today, including how the brand performed in the U.S., Australia and Europe, retail results for Ozmosis and Rip Curl branded stores, plans for the current year and more.
Photos from EuroSima Waterman's Ball, industry stores in Hossegor, Quik Pro France

Photos from EuroSima Waterman's Ball, industry stores in Hossegor, Quik Pro France

October 05, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
A few more photos from Southwest France, including from the EuroSima Waterman's Ball, of the crowds at the Quiksilver Pro France, and the crush of industry stores in the tiny town of Hossegor.
A glimpse of the industry in France

A glimpse of the industry in France

October 02, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
SES has spent the week in southwestern France and in Paris visiting company headquarters and seeing stores. We have a sampling of some of the people we have spoken with and the stores we have seen during our stay.
Don Niemann exits Ron Jon Surf Shop

Don Niemann exits Ron Jon Surf Shop

September 30, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
The leader of the buying team at important industry account Ron Jon Surf Shop has departed the company.
Behind the scenes photos from the Quiksilver Pro France

Behind the scenes photos from the Quiksilver Pro France

September 28, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
SES is in France visiting the European headquarters of several industry brands, seeing stores and checking out the behind-the-scenes activities at the Quiksilver Pro France.
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.
O'Neill Women launches collection with high fashion designer Anna Sui

O'Neill Women launches collection with high fashion designer Anna Sui

September 22, 2014 Shelby Stanger
O’Neill Women recently launched a new collection at Fashion Week in New York with fashion designer Anna Sui. We talk to O'Neill Women's GM Kari Johnson to find out more.