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Top Viewed Stories of the Year

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As 2016 draws to a close, we thought it would be worth a look back at the top viewed stories of the year.

2016 was definitely not dull for the industry, with several retailers filing for bankruptcy, new ownership for companies such as Quiksilver and PacSun, and the continuing challenges at retail.

Here is a list of 40 most viewed stories on Shop-eat-surf this year.

1. DC and Rob Dyrdek to Part Ways

2. Volcom Sells LSS to Familiar Faces

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3. Changes Come to Quiksilver as Part of Turnaround Plan

4. Top PacSun Creditors

5. Live from the SIMA Image Awards

6. Photos from Agenda - January

7. New Quiksilver Owner Outlines Go Forward Plan

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8. McKnight’s Son Launches New Belt Company

9. Photos from Agenda Long Beach - June

10. Photos from Surf Expo - January

11. Industry Brands Stung by Sports Authority Bankruptcy

12. Influential Retailer Sounds Off About Online Discounting

13. SES Podcast: Paul Naude on State of the Industry

14. More Photos from Agenda - July

15. Photos from Agenda Emerge

16. Photos from Agenda Miami - January

17. Sport Chalet to Close All Doors

18. Zumiez to Overtake PacSun in 2015

19. Billabong Trying to Sell Small Brands

20. Photos from Zumiez 100K Party

21. The Retail Shakeout Arrives

22. More Photos from Surf Summit

23. Drumbeat of Potential Retail Bankruptcies Continue

24. Taylor Whisenand Exits Quiksilver

25. Retail Trends and Surprises in Hawaii

26. Photos from 27th Annual Waterman’s Ball

27. Key Takeaways from SIMA Image Awards

28. Sanuk Jobs Evaporate as Deckers moves the Brand

29. Photos from Tilly’s Holiday Party

30. Photos from Surf Expo - September

31. Inside the new Quiksilver

32. Photos from SIA

33. SES Podcast: Bob Hurley Unfiltered

34. State Details Oakley’s Brutal Job Cuts

35. Photos from Surf Expo - January

36. New Electric Owner on What’s Next for the Brand

37. Neil Fiske – “Hell of a Storm in 2016”

38. The Industry’s Distribution Problem

39. Depactus Partner Updates Brand Status

40. Former Sanuk Marketing Leader Lands Prime Job

 

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Last updated: : 07/18/2017 - 07:56

An interesting talk with Frank Messmann about the challenging hardgoods market, future plans for Penny, and why he has added brands like Arbor to the Absolute portfolio

Last updated: : 07/17/2017 - 14:39

The first ever Agenda Festival opened its doors to the public Saturday in Long Beach for a music and shopping experience in skate, surf, street culture, food and art

 

Last updated: : 07/17/2017 - 07:54

Photos from the large #ROXYFITNESS event in Huntington Beach on Sunday

Last updated: : 07/14/2017 - 12:55

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Last updated: : 07/12/2017 - 16:04

Swim Collective is taking place this week at the Hyatt Regency in Huntington Beach. We spoke with many brands to find out what is trending in swim for Spring 2018.

Last updated: : 07/11/2017 - 08:14

Nike reports annual revenue figures for Nike Action Sports, which includes Hurley

Last updated: : 07/10/2017 - 09:30

Dave Solomon, Vans VP of Global Product Footwear, tells us why the UltraRange marks a milestone in Vans' design history. The shoe is hitting the market this week in time for the back-to-school season.

Last updated: : 07/07/2017 - 09:38

A talk with Jay "Sparky" Longley about his approach to business, why he was never interested in selling the company to hit the big financial payday, and why he thinks everyone should focus on giving rather than taking

Last updated: : 07/06/2017 - 08:02

Zumiez appears to be navigating the retail malaise just fine