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Catching up on Journeys' strong third quarter

Catching up on Journeys' strong third quarter

December 17, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Details about what worked at important industry customer Journeys in the third quarter and how Q4 is going so far.
The story behind Volcom's recent strong numbers in Europe

The story behind Volcom's recent strong numbers in Europe

December 16, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
An interview with Volcom Europe CEO Bruno Guger about the brand's position in the region and why it is performing in a challenging climate.
SurfStitch prepares for stock market debut - releases detailed financials

SurfStitch prepares for stock market debut - releases detailed financials

December 15, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
In filings with the Australian Securities Exchange, SurfStitch releases detailed information about the Swell, SurfStitch and Surfdome ecommerce businesses and future plans for the company.
Quiksilver records widespread declines in Q4, sees stabilization in 2015

Quiksilver records widespread declines in Q4, sees stabilization in 2015

December 11, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
CEO Andy Mooney calls the quarter disappointing, but sees improvements coming. We have details about the brand, regional and channel declines from the earnings conference call today.
More personnel changes at Electric

More personnel changes at Electric

December 08, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Electric, which has undergone significant changes in leadership, staff, and brand direction in the past several years, has made additional changes to its sales structure.
Zumiez's retail prowess continues in Q3

Zumiez's retail prowess continues in Q3

December 04, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Details about Zumiez results in Q3 and in November, how snow sales are going, why Blue Tomato was praised highly during the call, plans for Europe and more.
PacSun and Tilly's buck weak teen retail trends

PacSun and Tilly's buck weak teen retail trends

December 03, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Details about why both PacSun and Tilly's stock prices got a big boost after the key industry customers reported Q3 earnings this afternoon.
Black Friday weekend retail sales disappoint; industry catches Cyber Monday fever

Black Friday weekend retail sales disappoint; industry catches Cyber Monday fever

December 01, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Despite the massive discounts offered by retailers, sales for Black Friday weekend declined compared to last year. Plus, a sampling of how industry brands and retailers are approaching Cyber Monday.
Industry embraces Black Friday

Industry embraces Black Friday

November 28, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Industry brands have gotten into the Black Friday spirit today by offering discounts – in some cases steep discounts – to shoppers.
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.