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Challenges continue for Groupe Bikini Village

Challenges continue for Groupe Bikini Village

September 16, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
The company, an industry customer that operates 52 Bikini Village stores in Eastern Canada, reported weak Q2 results and said it must find more financing.
A visit to Billabong's massive Kirra Surf Shop

A visit to Billabong's massive Kirra Surf Shop

September 15, 2014 Shelby Stanger
Lots of photos of Billabong’s Kirra Surf Shop on the Gold Coast of Australia. It's billed as the largest surf shop in the Southern Hemisphere.
All hail Zumiez - and Blue Tomato

All hail Zumiez - and Blue Tomato

September 05, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Once again, Zumiez is a top performer at the mall. Details about the retailer's Q2, expansion plans, comments about the future and performance of Blue Tomato, and about the important and struggling footwear category.
Nixon co-founder on global retail plans, new Europe stores

Nixon co-founder on global retail plans, new Europe stores

September 04, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Nixon will open stores in Paris and London this fall, with more locations planned. Chad DiNenna answers some questions about what is next for Nixon. Plus, Paris store photos.
Patagonia's plans for Australia and New Zealand

Patagonia's plans for Australia and New Zealand

September 03, 2014 Shelby Stanger
A talk with Dane O'Shanassy, Patagonia's GM for Australia and New Zealand, formerly of Rip Curl, about the brand's structure in the region and expansion plans.
Young brand Duvin looks to expand to West Coast

Young brand Duvin looks to expand to West Coast

September 03, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
A talk with Austin Duvall, Co-founder and Creative Director of the Florida-based Duvin Design Company about the brand, what categories are performing, and how working in retail has helped the new brand service accounts.
PacSun looks to add more brands in women's

PacSun looks to add more brands in women's

September 02, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
What PacSun executives said about the evolving women's strategy, what worked in men's, denim woes, how back-to-school shopping is going and more during Q2 earnings call.
Lots of news in Journeys, Schuh Q2 results

Lots of news in Journeys, Schuh Q2 results

September 02, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Executives provided details about what is working for Journeys and Schuh, results from an interesting consumer study and new omni-channel efforts led by Schuh.
Hollister's Asia push, new pricing strategy, Europe results and evolving fashion strategy

Hollister's Asia push, new pricing strategy, Europe results and evolving fashion strategy

September 02, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Abercrombie & Fitch executives gave an update on the company’s quest to transform its U.S. business, including industry competitor Hollister, during an earnings conference call last week.
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.