SES talks to Brian McDonell and Corey Roth about the brand’s founding and growth, product differentiation strategy, and recent store opening in Laguna Beach.
Analyst Dirk Sorenson reviewed recent retail trends, highlighted changes in the U.S. consumer market, and discussed ways to drive growth as part of Outdoor Retailer’s education series in the run up to the show, which opens this Thursday in Denver.
Manera grew out of the French kite, wing, and foil hardgoods company F-One. SES talks with Manera founder Julien Salles and consultant Jim Watson about the company’s history, product differentiation, and distribution strategy.
Kandui Holdings, the company started by the Hurley family after their exit from their namesake brand, bought Simple Shoes in 2020 and has been working to expand the product line and grow the business since then.
Cherie Cohen tells SES about how the IKEA business partnership works, and about other new strategies the WSL is working to develop.