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Industry pays tribute to the legacy of retiring Bob McKnight

Industry pays tribute to the legacy of retiring Bob McKnight

October 27, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Tom Holbrook, Richard Woolcott, Michael Tomson, Randy Hild, Mark Richards of Val Surf and more on what Bob McKnight has meant to Quiksilver and the industry.
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.
Jake Burton on industry challenges, the changing retail landscape, the joys of private ownership

Jake Burton on industry challenges, the changing retail landscape, the joys of private ownership

October 22, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
SES talked with the Burton chairman about the challenges in the industry, the changing retail landscape, if Burton will remain privately held and what he is most excited about as winter approaches.
Update: Many changes coming to Smith Optics

Update: Many changes coming to Smith Optics

October 21, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Smith Optics is undergoing several changes in a restructuring led by Italian parent company Safilo Group, including moving from Ketchum, Idaho.
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.
Quiksilver President Pierre Agnes on new role, marketing plans, globalization of design, outreach to core retailers

Quiksilver President Pierre Agnes on new role, marketing plans, globalization of design, outreach to core retailers

October 15, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
A newsy interview with Pierre Agnes about the internal changes at Quiksilver, his approach to marketing and design, his thoughts on the tough European market, and his outreach plans for core retailers in the Americas.
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.
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.
What's driving the recent snow resort consolidation

What's driving the recent snow resort consolidation

September 28, 2014 Cindy O'Dell
Following the news that Mammoth has bought Big Bear and Vail has bought Park City Mountain Resort, we asked some experts what is behind the consolidation.
Nike on Converse and Nike Action Sports results

Nike on Converse and Nike Action Sports results

September 25, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Nike reported Q1 results Thursday, with Converse and Nike Action Sports reporting very different results. Nike Action Sports now encompasses Nike SB, Nike Snow and Hurley.
Mammoth Resorts acquires Big Bear, Snow Summit

Mammoth Resorts acquires Big Bear, Snow Summit

September 24, 2014 PRESS RELEASE
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, owner of Mammoth Mountain and June Mountain, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Big Bear Mountain Resorts in Big Bear Lake, California.
686 executives on major product and marketing changes

686 executives on major product and marketing changes

September 23, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Owner Mike West and new Marketing Director Brent Sandor share details on the big product line changes, why the change is happening now and the snow brand's new marketing strategy.
Oakley South Pacific leader on plans and strategies for the region

Oakley South Pacific leader on plans and strategies for the region

September 23, 2014 Shelby Stanger
A look into Oakley's Melbourne office and an interview with Oakley South Pacific Managing Director Justin Andrews about the business in the region.
K2 CEO comments on snowboard shipping delays

K2 CEO comments on snowboard shipping delays

September 19, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
K2 President and CEO Tim Petrick explains why K2 has had some snowboard shipping delays this season.
Dragon CEO on move to San Clemente and new HQ

Dragon CEO on move to San Clemente and new HQ

September 17, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Dragon celebrated its move into new headquarters in San Clemente last week. We followed up with CEO Will Howard to find out more about the space and why Dragon moved north from Carlsbad.
Vail Resorts acquires Park City Mountain Resort for $182.5 million

Vail Resorts acquires Park City Mountain Resort for $182.5 million

September 11, 2014 PRESS RELEASE
The acquisition settles the litigation and adds Park City to Vail's Epic Pass.
Intriguing specialty, chain and online snow sales trends

Intriguing specialty, chain and online snow sales trends

September 11, 2014 Shelby Stanger and Tiffany Montgomery
A talk with SIA's Kelly Davis about some of the interesting snow market trends, including the significant changes in the chain and online channels.
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.
Wholesale, DC woes hurt Quiksilver again in Q3

Wholesale, DC woes hurt Quiksilver again in Q3

September 04, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Details about another difficult quarter for Quiksilver, for all three of its brands, and for its two largest regions.
Quiksilver details plans to improve business with core accounts

Quiksilver details plans to improve business with core accounts

September 04, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Revenue in the wholesale channel declined substantially again for Quiksilver in Q3, and CEO Andy Mooney outlined ways the company is trying to rebuild its core business in North America and Europe.
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.
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.
Break down of Billabong annual results, turnaround summary

Break down of Billabong annual results, turnaround summary

August 28, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
A breakdown of the numbers for Billabong's annual results, plus a summary of the progress of the turnaround plan.