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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.
Billabong: Americas is biggest challenge, biggest opportunity

Billabong: Americas is biggest challenge, biggest opportunity

August 28, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
What what wrong in the Americas and how Billabong is trying to fix the four major areas of softness. Plus, CEO Neil Fiske's tough assessment of former inventory practices.
Billabong unveils wholesale

Billabong unveils wholesale "win back" strategy for U.S., comments on Jack's changes

August 28, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
During Billabong’s Fiscal ’14 earnings conference call, CEO Neil Fiske emphasized how the company is working to “win back” the important wholesale channel in the U.S., the company’s largest market. He also commented on changes the company made at Jack's.
Billabong: Brand changes, new marketing and product strategies

Billabong: Brand changes, new marketing and product strategies

August 28, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Here’s what CEO Neil Fiske had to say about the RVCA, Element, Billabong and emerging brands, and new product and marketing strategies during the conference call.
Billabong's retail, ecommerce and omni-channel plans

Billabong's retail, ecommerce and omni-channel plans

August 28, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Retail is still a big component of Billabong's business. The company gave a major update on future plans for brick and mortar and online, including why it will add mono brand stores in the future.
Billabong: Asia Pacific a star performer in 2014

Billabong: Asia Pacific a star performer in 2014

August 28, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
All the bad publicity during the takeover struggles did not seem to damage Billabong results in Asia Pacific. A look at the numbers, plus coming strategies and retail plans.
Details about Billabong Europe performance

Details about Billabong Europe performance

August 28, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Europe has been resized on a lower sales base, Billabong CEO Neil Fiske said. Details on the numbers, including the interesting retail comps.
Billabong update on supply chain and organizational changes, new financial disciplines

Billabong update on supply chain and organizational changes, new financial disciplines

August 28, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Major changes are coming to the supply chain, and new financial disciplines being installed. We have the details, including about new plans for inventory management.
Spy sales streak ends, but margins improve

Spy sales streak ends, but margins improve

August 07, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Spy Inc. reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30.
Zumiez continues to perform in sluggish market

Zumiez continues to perform in sluggish market

August 07, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Details about how store categories performed in July, and comp results for the second quarter and year to date.
Quiksilver Asia Pacific President on wholesale and retail trends, the state of the marketplace, internal changes

Quiksilver Asia Pacific President on wholesale and retail trends, the state of the marketplace, internal changes

August 05, 2014 Shelby Stanger
An interview with Greg Healy about Quiksilver, Roxy and DC's performance in the region, how corporate changes have affected Australia, new plans for retail, and more.
Board Retailers Association names new Chairman

Board Retailers Association names new Chairman

August 01, 2014 PRESS RELEASE
Todd Canipe of Vertical Urge will replace Bruce Cromartie of BC Surf and Sport and Coco Tihanyi of Surf Diva Boutique, who have served since 2012.
Kering comments on Volcom, Electric revenue trends and repositioning

Kering comments on Volcom, Electric revenue trends and repositioning

July 30, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Kering executives commented on the first half performance of its Volcom and Electric brands this morning during an earnings conference call from Paris.
Snowboard Connection's John Logic on shutting down the business

Snowboard Connection's John Logic on shutting down the business

July 28, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Important core industry account Snowboard Connection in Seattle shuttered its store this weekend. Co-owner John Logic answers some questions about what went wrong, and what's next.
Volcom CEO and SVP of Marketing detail strategy behind new Volcom branding

Volcom CEO and SVP of Marketing detail strategy behind new Volcom branding

July 21, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
An interview with Jason Steris and Ryan Immegart about the major change, the work and analysis that went into it, and how it signals a bigger evolution at Volcom.
Active President on expansion plans, new private equity partner

Active President on expansion plans, new private equity partner

July 21, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
An interview with Esmail Mawjee about Active's new partners, details about the retailer's ambitious growth plans and how Esmail and his family stabilized Active after acquiring it out of bankruptcy.