Sponsors
Billabong ▼ -0.015 | PPR ▲ +0.40 | American Apparel ▼ -0.002 | The Buckle ▲ +0.62 | Columbia ▲ +1.00 | Deckers Outdoor ▲ +0.48 | Dicks ▲ +0.45 | Foot Locker ▲ +0.59 | Genesco ▲ +0.78 | Iconix Brand Group ▲ +0.17 | Jarden Corp ▲ +0.24 | Nordstrom ▲ +0.58 | Luxottica ▲ +0.49 | Nike ▲ +0.65 | Pacific Sunwear ▲ +0.04 | Skullcandy ▼ -0.02 | Sport Chalet ▼ 0.00 | Urban Outfitters ▲ +0.43 | VF Corp ▲ +0.53 | Quiksilver ▼ -0.02 | Zumiez ▲ +0.37 | Macys ▲ +0.57 | Tillys ▼ -0.03 |
Ticker Sponsor
Readers Say
Executive Edition is a must have
Executive Edition is a must have

Before Shop-Eat-Surf, there were two sites I paid for premium content on. One is Surfline, the other is the Wall Street Journal. One is about all things surf, the other, the best business content site in the world. Shop-eat-surf is the intersection of those two worlds. Shop-Eat-Surf provides everything from coverage of events, people, brands and trends. However, beyond the Executive Edition "wall" is more meaty analysis and interpretation of financial statements, business models and brand philosophies; why certain brands and companies are succeeding, where others aren't. The Executive Edition is a must have read if the business of surf and action sports are on your radar screen.

- By Jeff Berg, Co-owner, Surfline
Always a good daily read
Always a good daily read

Shop-Eat-Surf creates a good source of timely information about the industry. The site makes all types and size companies feel part of a community where everyone is stoked to hear about other companies successes and ideas. It is always a good daily read.

- By Ted Li, VP of North America, Oakley
New Industry Insight

Shorebreak Hotel as a venue for industry events. Cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg's "Moving Art Retreat" in June at Turtle Bay Resort. Details on Industry Insight.


Tiffany Montgomery
Print This Article

Journeys, Foot Locker comment on skate

A Journeys webpage
A Journeys webpage
By Tiffany Montgomery
November 26, 2008 6:22 AM

Skate shoes were a major driver of Journeys 4 percent comp increase in the third quarter, executives from parent company Genesco said during an earnings conference call yesterday.

The company believes skate and women's boots are a key advantage for Journeys heading into the holiday season. The company expects Journeys comps in the fourth quarter to range from down low-single digits to up low-single digits.

Genesco CEO Bob Dennis said during the conference call that skate will continue to be a key category for Journeys for spring.

Journeys will have 819 stores by the end of its fiscal year.

In other skate news, Foot Locker executives commented last week during the company's earnings conference call on its purchase of online skate retailer CCS.

Here's what Foot Locker CEO Matthew Serra said about the purchase according to the Seeking Alpha transcript:

"FootLocker.com is expected to be able to contribute meaningfully to CCS's profitability by integrating most of CCS's operational needs within their well-run and solid infrastructure. CCS is the leading retailer in the US that sells skateboard footwear, apparel, and accessories, through the Internet and catalogues.

"Through this acquisition we acquired a strong management team that have strong relationships and proven experience in merchandising the action and extreme sports product categories.

"Our plan is for the CCS team to continue to manage the CCS business and report to our CEO at FootLocker.com/Eastbay thereby enhancing our ability to gain the full operating efficiencies of our existing direct to customer business.

"We expect that this acquisition will be accretive to our company during 2009."

 


Articles You Might Have Missed