Sponsors
Billabong ▼ -0.020 | PPR ▲ +1.35 | American Apparel ▼ -0.029 | The Buckle ▲ +0.01 | Columbia ▲ +0.06 | Deckers Outdoor ▲ +2.55 | Dicks ▲ +0.12 | Foot Locker ▲ +0.18 | Genesco ▼ -0.02 | Iconix Brand Group ▲ +0.01 | Jarden Corp ▲ +0.85 | Nordstrom ▲ +1.03 | Luxottica ▲ +1.64 | Nike ▲ +1.05 | Pacific Sunwear ▼ 0.00 | Skullcandy ▲ +0.09 | Sport Chalet - 0 | Urban Outfitters ▲ +0.06 | VF Corp ▲ +0.35 | Quiksilver ▲ +0.07 | Zumiez ▲ +0.81 | Macys ▲ +0.45 | Tillys ▼ -0.04 |
Ticker Sponsor
Readers Say
Since the inception of Executive Edition, I only need 1 stop
Since the inception of Executive Edition, I only need 1 stop

As a retailer in the surf industry for the past 21 years, I have had to use multiple sources to stay informed to the news within surf. Since the inception of the Executive Edition of Shop-Eat-Surf.com, I need only one stop. Thanks for providing such a valuable tool to all of us in the industry. Shop-Eat-Surf is a must read for all of our staff at Maui Nix.

- By George Karamitos, CEO, Maui Nix
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
Industry Insight

SDSI: 7 new companies accepted into the Springboard business mentoring program. AGENDA: Registration and travel planning now open for January and February trade shows.

Details on Industry Insight.


Tiffany Montgomery
Print This Article

Black Friday deals bring out crowds

By Tiffany Montgomery and Shelby Stanger
November 29, 2010 6:00 AM

While there was a lot of hype about Black Friday sales this year, sales rose a modest 0.3% vs. the same day in 2009, ShopperTrak reported.

 

That is a smaller increase than the 0.5% rise recorded for Black Friday 2009 vs. 2008.

 

Shoppers spent a cumulative $10.7 billion this Friday, according to ShopperTrak, a company that measures traffic at malls.

 

However, some of the sales likely shifted to earlier in November when retailers began offering promotions, ShopperTrak believes. Sales in the first two weeks of November rose 6.1% vs. the same weeks in 2009, the group said.

 

The company also said some sales shifted online.

 

Separately, the National Retail Federation said results of its survey showed 212 million shoppers visited stores and websites over the Black Friday weekend, up from 195 million. The average shopper spent $365.34, up from $343.31.

 

There were a lot of great deals to be had, and Shop-eat-surf writer Shelby Stanger and I braved the crowds on Black Friday to get a sense of the promotional environment at the malls as the holiday shopping season gets underway.

 

I headed to South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa and Shelby hit Fashion Valley in San Diego. We both arrived about 8:30 a.m.

 

I also went to the Irvine Spectrum Center in the afternoon to check on some industry stores.

 

Here’s a roundup of what we saw. Click here to read a press release from PacSun about its Black Friday results.

 

See Page 2 for the Black Friday promotions for industry stores

Previous 1 2 3 Next

Articles You Might Have Missed