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ActionWatch: Core shops report weak Q2 sales

ActionWatch: Core shops report weak Q2 sales

July 29, 2015 Cary Allington
ActionWatch has some interesting data about sales trends in sandals, closed-toe shoes, socks and men's apparel.
Report: Quiksilver seeking financing

Report: Quiksilver seeking financing

July 28, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
According to a story in Bloomberg citing unnamed sources, Quiksilver has hired restructuring adviser Peter J. Solomon Co. to help it find financing.
Lots of details about Volcom and Electric's first half

Lots of details about Volcom and Electric's first half

July 27, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Information about Volcom and Electric's first half from owner Kering with additional details provided by the brands to SES.
How Vans performed in Q2 around the world

How Vans performed in Q2 around the world

July 24, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Parent company VF Corp. provided some details about Vans’ second quarter during an earnings conference call this morning.
Stance CEO Jeff Kearl on Stance's big plans for 2016 and beyond

Stance CEO Jeff Kearl on Stance's big plans for 2016 and beyond

July 23, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
We talked to Jeff about the new projects, including details about the retail experiment, and why he’s nervous about the underwear launch. Also, how Stance has evolved, the interesting hiring philosophy and why Stance provides free meals to employees.
Updated: Luxottica makes big job cuts at Oakley

Updated: Luxottica makes big job cuts at Oakley

July 17, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Luxottica cut a significant number of jobs at Oakley Thursday as the company moves to integrate Oakley more closely into its corporate structure.
Stance signs Rihanna to multi-year deal

Stance signs Rihanna to multi-year deal

July 15, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Stance, which started as a little industry company in San Clemente, is partnering with one of the biggest music stars on the planet, Rihanna.
More photos from Agenda

More photos from Agenda

July 10, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
We have more photos from the floor of the executives and retailers we saw during the second day of the show.
Photos from Agenda

Photos from Agenda

July 09, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Lots of photos along with some interesting information from the first day of Agenda in Long Beach.
5 Questions: Lira owner Todd Kellogg

5 Questions: Lira owner Todd Kellogg

June 30, 2015 Jennifer Kelly
LIRA has been making strides in the market lately, including growing distribution domestically and internationally and opening its first store. We spoke with owner and president, Todd Kellogg, to learn more about how things are going for the brand.
Nike 2015 revenue reaches $30 billion; action sports details

Nike 2015 revenue reaches $30 billion; action sports details

June 25, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
No matter the consumer environment, Nike always seems to deliver strong results quarter after quarter, year after year. Plus, 2015 Action Sports and Converse revenue.
New Active President on ambitious expansion, big plans for Active apparel and more

New Active President on ambitious expansion, big plans for Active apparel and more

June 24, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
An interview with Active Ride Shop President Rick Mina about new store plans for 2016 and beyond, Tengram Capital's vision for Active, the evolving brand mix and more.
Agenda and The Berrics launch new media platform

Agenda and The Berrics launch new media platform

June 24, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Agenda and The Berrics are launching a new online media platform with the goal of creating the next CNBC or Bloomberg for the industry.
Industry turns out for Tilly's charity event

Industry turns out for Tilly's charity event

June 23, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Industry executives turned out for Tilly’s big charity event Monday at the Dove Canyon Golf Club in Orange County, Calif.
Globe CEO on rising apparel line, changing footwear landscape, and growing in a down market

Globe CEO on rising apparel line, changing footwear landscape, and growing in a down market

June 19, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
We always learn a lot when we talk to Globe CEO Matt Hill. We recently spoke with him about the premium placement Globe apparel is getting, the changing footwear market, and an update on the skate market and Dwindle Distribution.
Active owner Tengram raises $320 million

Active owner Tengram raises $320 million

June 18, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Tengram Capital Partners, the private equity firm that invested in Active Ride Shop, Sequential Brands Group, Robert Graham and other brands, has raised $320 million for its new fund.
Kip Arnette retires from Electric

Kip Arnette retires from Electric

June 16, 2015 PRESS RELEASE
Electric is announcing today that Kip Arnette, Electric Co-Founder, is retiring after 15 years with the brand.
Updated: Moody's downgrades Quiksilver credit rating

Updated: Moody's downgrades Quiksilver credit rating

June 12, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Updated with comments from CEO Pierre Agnes. Credit rating agency Moody’s downgraded Quiksilver yesterday following the company’s second quarter earnings last week.
Zumiez CEO on snowboarding, Europe and Canada plans, and the evolution of Zumiez

Zumiez CEO on snowboarding, Europe and Canada plans, and the evolution of Zumiez

June 10, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Zumiez CEO Rick Brooks provided some interesting insights about Zumiez’s business at the William Blair investors conference Tuesday.
Quiksilver stock takes big hit, new team outlines improvement plans

Quiksilver stock takes big hit, new team outlines improvement plans

June 09, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Quiksilver's stock price is down 37% in trading this morning after its earnings release. We listened to the call, and have details about the new leadership team's plans, including to improve business in North America.
Quiksilver hires new Americas sales leader

Quiksilver hires new Americas sales leader

June 09, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Quiksilver has hired a new SVP of Sales for Quiksilver Americas – Ted Li from Oakley.
Industry brands embrace growing Dick's Sporting Goods

Industry brands embrace growing Dick's Sporting Goods

June 08, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
In an industry where the larger brands are hungry for growth, we keep hearing more and more about the rising importance of Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Spring goods sell slowly at Zumiez

Spring goods sell slowly at Zumiez

June 04, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Details about Zumiez's results for Q1 and the worrisome sales trends at the start of Q2 from the company's earnings conference call today.
K-Swiss CEO on plans for Supra and KR3W

K-Swiss CEO on plans for Supra and KR3W

June 01, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
K-Swiss CEO Larry Remington discusses plans for Supra and KR3W, why he believes the acquisition is a good fit, if the brands will stay in Fountain Valley, and if he has any concerns that the founders will be exiting the business.
PacSun continues to alter merchandising mix; interesting commentary about heritage brands

PacSun continues to alter merchandising mix; interesting commentary about heritage brands

May 28, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
PacSun is adding more new brands to its merchandising mix, and executives had some interesting details about the performance of heritage brands. Plus, information about the retailer's Q1 results.