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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.
Kering's Todd Hymel promoted, moving to Costa Mesa from Paris

Kering's Todd Hymel promoted, moving to Costa Mesa from Paris

May 05, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Kering’s Todd Hymel has been promoted to CEO of Action Sports Brands.
Otis College of Art & Design surprises Bob McKnight with special honor

Otis College of Art & Design surprises Bob McKnight with special honor

May 05, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Quiksilver Chairman Bob McKnight received a surprise on-stage tribute Saturday night during the Otis College of Art and Design annual art and design awards.
Billabong's Gordon Merchant buys more shares - again

Billabong's Gordon Merchant buys more shares - again

May 04, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Billabong Founder and Board Member Gordon Merchant made another big purchase of Billabong stock last week. See the story for more details.
No slowdown in sight for Vans

No slowdown in sight for Vans

May 01, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
A look at how Vans performed in Q1 across regions and distribution channels, plus what VF executives said about the brand during an earnings conference call this morning.
SurfStitch closing SurfStitch Europe to focus on Surfdome

SurfStitch closing SurfStitch Europe to focus on Surfdome

April 28, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Industry customer SurfStitch is closing down its SurfStitch Europe business and consolidating operations under its Surfdome banner.
Breaking news: Amer sells Nikita and Bonfire

Breaking news: Amer sells Nikita and Bonfire

April 23, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Amer Sports has sold its Bonfire and Nikita brands. We have an interview with the new owner, and details about the go-forward plans for the brand.
Two Billabong operational executives depart

Two Billabong operational executives depart

April 22, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Two global operational executives at Billabong are exiting the company, SES has learned.
Details about Volcom and Electric's Q1 revenue results

Details about Volcom and Electric's Q1 revenue results

April 21, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
SES listened to the Kering earnings conference call today and we have some details about the brands' top line performance.
Zumiez's unique approach to executive pay

Zumiez's unique approach to executive pay

April 17, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Zumiez filed its annual proxy statement today. We have some interesting details about executive pay, major stockholders and the unique way Zumiez's evaluates its leaders.
Vans Global VP of Marketing on how Vans is globalizing the function

Vans Global VP of Marketing on how Vans is globalizing the function

April 16, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
A key strategic priority for Vans is also a top priority for many other companies in this space: How to create and maintain a truly global brand. Fara Howard shares how Vans is approaching the task.