An update on Vans initiatives that other industry companies are also striving to achieve: globalization, distribution segmentation, company retail expansion, and product extensions via sub branding. Also, reaching $2 billion and fighting off athletic.
Quiksilver disclosed terms of former CEO Andy Mooney’s separation agreement with the company in a filing with the SEC late last week. The company also reported new base salaries for executives who have taken on more responsibility.
Since we’re in the height of spring, an important season for the industry, SES visited PacSun and Tilly’s at the Irvine Spectrum Center this week to see which brands were getting the most space at those stores.
For two years, SES has been talking to former and current Quik employees and key retailers about Mooney’s strategies, and listened to every conference call since he became CEO. Some themes emerged over time from all those conversations and our reporting.
While in London in February, SES visited several industry stores to see how brands were presenting themselves in this busy city that is important to skate, but not a key hotspot for traditional surf brands.
Lots of details about Quiksilver's Q1 results, plus what Andy Mooney had to say about winning back the core market. Also, a breakdown of wholesale, retail, and ecommerce results by region, and results for the Quiksilver, DC, and Roxy brands.
Urban Outfitters provided some interesting insight into the state of retail, the company’s businesses, and how shoppers are responding to several new categories at its namesake banner, which has struggled. Plus, photos from Urban's London flagship.
Luxottica executives commented several times on Oakley’s performance and future plans during the company’s annual meeting in Milan this week. SES watched a video replay of the meeting and compiled some interesting information.
Hollister’s problems continued in the fourth quarter as parent company Abercrombie & Fitch struggles to reinvent itself. The company outlined a plan to improve business, plus announced a big change for Australia.
Online retailer SurfStitch, which now also owns Surfdome in Europe and Swell in the U.S., released earnings. Executives also had some interesting things to say about which retailers it plans to take market share from in the U.S.