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SES interviews Billabong CEO Neil Fiske

SES interviews Billabong CEO Neil Fiske

August 28, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
We asked Neil about what is driving future order growth for Billabong and RVCA, if any of the three brands grew in 2014, retail plans for the U.S., plans for Europe, why the Americas is weak, how Element will rebuild in the U.S., and more.
Billabong: Americas is biggest challenge, biggest opportunity

Billabong: Americas is biggest challenge, biggest opportunity

August 28, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
What what wrong in the Americas and how Billabong is trying to fix the four major areas of softness. Plus, CEO Neil Fiske's tough assessment of former inventory practices.
Billabong unveils wholesale

Billabong unveils wholesale "win back" strategy for U.S., comments on Jack's changes

August 28, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
During Billabong’s Fiscal ’14 earnings conference call, CEO Neil Fiske emphasized how the company is working to “win back” the important wholesale channel in the U.S., the company’s largest market. He also commented on changes the company made at Jack's.
Billabong's retail, ecommerce and omni-channel plans

Billabong's retail, ecommerce and omni-channel plans

August 28, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Retail is still a big component of Billabong's business. The company gave a major update on future plans for brick and mortar and online, including why it will add mono brand stores in the future.
Billabong: Asia Pacific a star performer in 2014

Billabong: Asia Pacific a star performer in 2014

August 28, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
All the bad publicity during the takeover struggles did not seem to damage Billabong results in Asia Pacific. A look at the numbers, plus coming strategies and retail plans.
Details about Billabong Europe performance

Details about Billabong Europe performance

August 28, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Europe has been resized on a lower sales base, Billabong CEO Neil Fiske said. Details on the numbers, including the interesting retail comps.
Tilly's CEO on Q2 results, brands and products that are working, back-to-school sales trends

Tilly's CEO on Q2 results, brands and products that are working, back-to-school sales trends

August 27, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
We listened to Tilly's Q2 earnings call this afternoon and have all the details including what brands and strategies were discussed.
Back to School at Zumiez: Men's

Back to School at Zumiez: Men's

August 27, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
SES visited key industry teen retailers at the mall to photograph their back to school sets. Today we focus on Zumiez.
Back to School at Zumiez: Women's

Back to School at Zumiez: Women's

August 27, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
SES visited key industry teen retailers at the mall to photograph their back to school sets. Today we focus on Zumiez.
SurfStitch co-founder on what's next for Swell, SurfStitch post Billabong

SurfStitch co-founder on what's next for Swell, SurfStitch post Billabong

August 26, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
We followed up with SurfStitch co-founder Lex Pedersen to find out more about SurfStitch’s recent acquisition of U.S. online retailer Swell, and about plans for SurfStitch.
Back to School at Tilly's: Men's

Back to School at Tilly's: Men's

August 25, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
SES visited key industry teen retailers at the mall to photograph their back to school sets. Today we focus on Tilly's.
Back to School at Tilly's: Women's

Back to School at Tilly's: Women's

August 25, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
SES visited key industry teen retailers at the mall to photograph their back to school sets. Today we focus on Tilly's.
Back to School at PacSun: Men's

Back to School at PacSun: Men's

August 21, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
SES visited key industry teen retailers at the mall to photograph their back to school sets. Today we focus on PacSun.
Back to School at PacSun: Women's

Back to School at PacSun: Women's

August 21, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
SES visited key industry teen retailers at the mall to photograph their back to school sets. Today we focus on PacSun.
Billabong sells off ecomm sites Swell and SurfStitch

Billabong sells off ecomm sites Swell and SurfStitch

August 20, 2014 PRESS RELEASE
SurfStitch founders Justin Cameron and Lex Pedersen lead group that agrees to pay A$35 million for remaining 51% of SurfStitch.com and 100% of Swell.com.
Saltwater Wine owner on changing and innovating to thrive at retail

Saltwater Wine owner on changing and innovating to thrive at retail

August 20, 2014 Shelby Stanger
A leading independent store owner in Australia details the changes he's made to survive at retail, including ditching e-commerce for now. Plus, what he thinks brands need to do to help retailers compete against online players and other competitors.
Strapper Surf Shop owner on what brands are working in Torquay, competing against brand shops and surviving in a changed retail world

Strapper Surf Shop owner on what brands are working in Torquay, competing against brand shops and surviving in a changed retail world

August 14, 2014 Shelby Stanger
SES spoke with Strapper owner Michael Di Sciascio about the state of the surf industry in Australia, the challenges of being an independent retailer there, and what brands are selling in Torquay.
Globe CEO on regional performances, an apparel reinvention in the U.S., the skate shoe market, plus a tour of Globe's standout HQ in OZ

Globe CEO on regional performances, an apparel reinvention in the U.S., the skate shoe market, plus a tour of Globe's standout HQ in OZ

August 12, 2014 Shelby Stanger
A newsy interview with Matt Hill about how Globe has grown in a down market in Europe, major changes in the U.S. including in apparel, his take on the state of the difficult skate shoe market, an update on Australia, and Globe retail plans.
Zumiez continues to perform in sluggish market

Zumiez continues to perform in sluggish market

August 07, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Details about how store categories performed in July, and comp results for the second quarter and year to date.
Photos from Vans VIP retailer party at Bobby Abdel's home

Photos from Vans VIP retailer party at Bobby Abdel's home

August 01, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Vans hosted a VIP party for retailers at the home of Jack’s co-owner Bobby Abdel Thursday as the Vans US Open of Surfing heads into its final weekend.
PacSun's Christine Lee moves to Wet Seal

PacSun's Christine Lee moves to Wet Seal

August 01, 2014 PRESS RELEASE
More clarity emerges about why women's leader Christine Lee departed from PacSun.
Board Retailers Association names new Chairman

Board Retailers Association names new Chairman

August 01, 2014 PRESS RELEASE
Todd Canipe of Vertical Urge will replace Bruce Cromartie of BC Surf and Sport and Coco Tihanyi of Surf Diva Boutique, who have served since 2012.
PacSun women's leader resigns; company comments on women's plans, overall sales trends

PacSun women's leader resigns; company comments on women's plans, overall sales trends

July 31, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Christine Lee, SVP/GMM of Women’s Merchandising and Design, joined PacSun in early 2010 and has transformed the female business.
Hollister aligns with Pretty Little Liars actress in bid to boost women's

Hollister aligns with Pretty Little Liars actress in bid to boost women's

July 31, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
The LA-inspired collection, the first Hollister partnership with a celebrity, will be launched in two installments in August.
Snowboard Connection's John Logic on shutting down the business

Snowboard Connection's John Logic on shutting down the business

July 28, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Important core industry account Snowboard Connection in Seattle shuttered its store this weekend. Co-owner John Logic answers some questions about what went wrong, and what's next.