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New Element Global GM details turnaround strategy

New Element Global GM details turnaround strategy

November 25, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Frank Voit is a key reason for the brand's success in Europe. Now he is tasked with growing the brand globally, and most importantly, turning it around in the U.S.
Nick Bower on his exit from Stussy

Nick Bower on his exit from Stussy

November 24, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Nick Bower looks back at his 17 years as the head designer at Stussy, and talks about why he left the streetwear brand.
Billabong CEO details U.S. performance of Billabong, RVCA, Element

Billabong CEO details U.S. performance of Billabong, RVCA, Element

November 21, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Neil Fiske provided some significant details about how business is going in the Americas at the moment, including some major weaknesses and a few bright spots, at the company's Annual General Meeting.
Electric charts new course in brand revamp in Europe

Electric charts new course in brand revamp in Europe

November 18, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
A talk with EMEA GM Anthony Cazottes about the many changes in the Europe operation, about how business is going for Electric there and about the plan for 2015.
Dakine CEO on changes under new ownership, business update, future plans

Dakine CEO on changes under new ownership, business update, future plans

November 13, 2014 Shelby Stanger and Tiffany Montgomery
New CEO Leslie Lane discusses changes at Dakine since the Altamont acquisition, how business is turning out in 2014, future plans for growth and more.
Active's ambitious expansion plan gets underway

Active's ambitious expansion plan gets underway

November 11, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Active Ride Shop’s plan to open as many as 30 new stores is underway, thanks to new majority owners Tengram Capital Partners.
Updated: SurfStitch buys online retailer Surfdome from Quiksilver

Updated: SurfStitch buys online retailer Surfdome from Quiksilver

November 10, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Updated with accurate sale price. SurfStitch Group announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Europe’s leading online action sports retailer Surfdome.
Nixon embarks on next chapter of its growth story

Nixon embarks on next chapter of its growth story

November 10, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
An in-depth interview with Nixon co-founder and EVP of Marketing Chad DiNenna about the major new campaign for holiday aimed at boosting business in lifestyle and watch stores, the new executive team, retail plans, and much more.
Skullcandy gains momentum in Q3

Skullcandy gains momentum in Q3

November 06, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Details about what worked for Skullcandy in Q3, and its outlook for 2014 and 2015.
Brixton partners with Altamont Capital Partners

Brixton partners with Altamont Capital Partners

November 04, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Brixton announced tonight that the private equity firm is investing in the company to support the brand’s growth.
Billabong Europe GM on brand changes, new strategies

Billabong Europe GM on brand changes, new strategies

November 03, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Jean-Louis Rodrigues on new plans for RVCA, company changes in the region, the state of the European market, and where he sees opportunity for company brands.
HUF joins forces with Altamont Capital Partners

HUF joins forces with Altamont Capital Partners

October 29, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
HUF Founder and Partner Keith Hufnagel answered some questions for us about the deal and what it means.
ActionWatch: Several categories struggle in Q3

ActionWatch: Several categories struggle in Q3

October 29, 2014 Cary Allington
While there was a few bright spots, many categories recorded year-over-year sales declines in Q3, according to stores on the ActionWatch retail panel.
Industry brands get prime space at high-profile Paris retailer Citadium

Industry brands get prime space at high-profile Paris retailer Citadium

October 28, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Citadium is a vibrant, four-floor department store dedicated to youth culture in the heart of the shopping district in Paris, and industry brands are prominent in many areas of the store.
Photos from Tilly's Holiday Party

Photos from Tilly's Holiday Party

October 23, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Industry brands and executives turned out for the Tilly’s holiday party Wednesday night in Irvine.
Kering Sport & Lifestyle COO on changes at Volcom and Electric, Kelly Slater alliance

Kering Sport & Lifestyle COO on changes at Volcom and Electric, Kelly Slater alliance

October 23, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
We spoke with Todd Hymel in Paris about the repositioning at Volcom and Electric, his take on the state of the action sports marketplace, and the Kering partnership with Kelly Slater.
Kering reports positive sales trends at Volcom and Electric combined

Kering reports positive sales trends at Volcom and Electric combined

October 23, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
On a Kering conference call, executives detailed positive trends at Volcom, including details about Europe and Asia Pacific. Plus, we have some information about job cuts at Volcom in the U.S. this week.
VF to boost Q4 marketing spend for Vans and North Face - how the brands performed in Q3

VF to boost Q4 marketing spend for Vans and North Face - how the brands performed in Q3

October 20, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Details about the increased marketing spend for Vans and The North Face, plus how Vans, The North Face and Timberland performed around the world in Q3.
Active Ride Shop names new President

Active Ride Shop names new President

October 15, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
A few months after receiving a private equity investment, Active announces it has a new President for the expanding retail chain.
Quiksilver's Pierre Agnes elevated to President, McKnight retiring, more executive changes

Quiksilver's Pierre Agnes elevated to President, McKnight retiring, more executive changes

October 14, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Quiksilver announced several executive changes this afternoon, and we found out details about others from an interview with CEO Andy Mooney.
Quiksilver CEO Andy Mooney on executive changes, challenging times

Quiksilver CEO Andy Mooney on executive changes, challenging times

October 14, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
We spoke with Quiksilver CEO Andy Mooney about several executive changes at the company, what is driving the changes and about the company’s difficult times of late.
Snowboard industry veteran Tim Pogue revs up plans for Mizu

Snowboard industry veteran Tim Pogue revs up plans for Mizu

October 13, 2014 Shelby Stanger
The founder of RIDE snowboards is now focusing his business acumen on Mizu water bottles with partner Jussi Oksanen. Tim Pogue shares new plans and strategies for the growing brand.
A glimpse of the industry in France

A glimpse of the industry in France

October 02, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
SES has spent the week in southwestern France and in Paris visiting company headquarters and seeing stores. We have a sampling of some of the people we have spoken with and the stores we have seen during our stay.
Pharmacy Boardshop embarks on expansion plan

Pharmacy Boardshop embarks on expansion plan

September 30, 2014 Shelby Stanger
An interview with Pharmacy Boardshop owner Donny Donovan about the skate retailer's plans for new stores and about its unique business model that has helped them survive in a tough market.
Report: Fox Head up for sale

Report: Fox Head up for sale

September 25, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Deal Pipeline, an acquisitions trade publication, is reporting that Fox Head has hired investment banking firm Robert W. Baird to shop the company.