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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.
Updated: More info on Oakley job cuts

Updated: More info on Oakley job cuts

July 27, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Luxottica provided many details about the Oakley job cuts and plans on an earnings call today, including how many jobs will ultimately be cut, and changes in Europe.
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.
Luxottica to move Arnette to Italy

Luxottica to move Arnette to Italy

July 22, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
More changes are on the way as part of the Luxottica restructuring.
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.
SnowSports Industries America announces Nick Sargent as incoming president

SnowSports Industries America announces Nick Sargent as incoming president

July 15, 2015 PRESS RELEASE
The SnowSports Industries America (SIA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce Nick Sargent as SIA’s incoming President.
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.
From action sports to restaurant owner: the reinvention of Laurent Vrignaud

From action sports to restaurant owner: the reinvention of Laurent Vrignaud

July 14, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
How one action sports executive has transformed into a successful restaurant owner, what he learned from Nixon and Burton that helped his new venture, and the big plan for the bustling Moulin Bistro in Newport Beach.
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.
Jake Burton recovering from serious illness

Jake Burton recovering from serious illness

June 24, 2015 Press Release
Burton said today that Jake Burton is recovering and on the mend months after a severe and rare disorder that caused temporary paralysis of his whole body.
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.
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.
Changes come to Sport Chalet post acquisition

Changes come to Sport Chalet post acquisition

May 28, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
SES has learned that the new owners of large industry customer Sport Chalet are making some big changes to the business.
Core Careers: Tom Jones, Nixon

Core Careers: Tom Jones, Nixon

May 21, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Today, we profile Tom Jones, Nixon Global VP Marketing & Creative and a skate industry veteran, for our Core Careers feature.
Bob McKnight's full Surf Summit speech

Bob McKnight's full Surf Summit speech

May 15, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Bob McKnight talked about many different subjects during his keynote, and we have the full speech here, and the slides used during the presentation. Plus, an audio replay.
Burton moves back to independent sales model in West

Burton moves back to independent sales model in West

May 11, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Burton is moving back to an independent sales force model in the West a year after bringing that territory in house, according to a memo sent to employees by CEO Mike Rees.
Zumiez's April same-store sales decline

Zumiez's April same-store sales decline

May 07, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
A look at how different categories performed at Zumiez in April, plus some color on Blue Tomato.
New Luxottica leadership making big changes at Oakley

New Luxottica leadership making big changes at Oakley

May 05, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Major changes are on the way for Oakley as new leadership at Luxottica makes integrating Oakley into the Luxottica structure a key strategic priority.