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Saltwater Wine owner on changing and innovating to thrive at retail

Saltwater Wine owner on changing and innovating to thrive at retail

August 20, 2014 Shelby Stanger
A leading independent store owner in Australia details the changes he's made to survive at retail, including ditching e-commerce for now. Plus, what he thinks brands need to do to help retailers compete against online players and other competitors.
Photos from Las Vegas - Agenda, Capsule, Project, ENK

Photos from Las Vegas - Agenda, Capsule, Project, ENK

August 19, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
We saw lots of industry people during our quick trip to Las Vegas Monday to walk Agenda, Capsule, ENK and Project trade shows.
Brian Bowen exits Hurley

Brian Bowen exits Hurley

August 18, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
The former Quiksilver executive comments on his departure from Hurley, where he worked for a year.
Strapper Surf Shop owner on what brands are working in Torquay, competing against brand shops and surviving in a changed retail world

Strapper Surf Shop owner on what brands are working in Torquay, competing against brand shops and surviving in a changed retail world

August 14, 2014 Shelby Stanger
SES spoke with Strapper owner Michael Di Sciascio about the state of the surf industry in Australia, the challenges of being an independent retailer there, and what brands are selling in Torquay.
Report and photos from a busy Swim Collective

Report and photos from a busy Swim Collective

August 13, 2014 Shelby Stanger
A report and lots of photos from the Swim Collective Tuesday in Huntington Beach, which was well attended by industry brands.
Globe CEO on regional performances, an apparel reinvention in the U.S., the skate shoe market, plus a tour of Globe's standout HQ in OZ

Globe CEO on regional performances, an apparel reinvention in the U.S., the skate shoe market, plus a tour of Globe's standout HQ in OZ

August 12, 2014 Shelby Stanger
A newsy interview with Matt Hill about how Globe has grown in a down market in Europe, major changes in the U.S. including in apparel, his take on the state of the difficult skate shoe market, an update on Australia, and Globe retail plans.
Photos from the 2014 Waterman's Ball

Photos from the 2014 Waterman's Ball

August 10, 2014 Shelby Stanger and Tiffany Montgomery
The industry turned out for the 25th Waterman’s Ball Saturday night at the Ritz-Carlton in Orange County. We have lots of photos from the evening.
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.
SIMA expands and refines development program for young brands

SIMA expands and refines development program for young brands

August 06, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Stance President John Wilson, who is leading the effort for SIMA, updates SES on the changes as the development program starts its second year.
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.
New brand COVA launched by Quiksilver Waterman veterans

New brand COVA launched by Quiksilver Waterman veterans

August 04, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
The former leaders of Quiksilver’s Waterman Collection are launching a new brand at Outdoor Retailer and have assembled an experienced team of veteran sales reps and investors.
Enich Harris exits Fox

Enich Harris exits Fox

August 04, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Fox Global VP of Marketing Enich Harris, a key hire at Fox during Pete Fox’s reign as CEO, departed the company last week, SES has confirmed.
Reef hires new VP of Sales as brand embarks on segmentation strategy

Reef hires new VP of Sales as brand embarks on segmentation strategy

August 04, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Reef has hired a new sales leader with a wide range of experience in the outdoor industry.
The story behind the ASP NYC media tour

The story behind the ASP NYC media tour

August 04, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
ASP VP of Communications Dave Prodan answers some questions about the tour, which had surfers being interviewed on national TV as well as mingling with celebrities and meeting with potential sponsors.
Photos from Vans VIP retailer party at Bobby Abdel's home

Photos from Vans VIP retailer party at Bobby Abdel's home

August 01, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Vans hosted a VIP party for retailers at the home of Jack’s co-owner Bobby Abdel Thursday as the Vans US Open of Surfing heads into its final weekend.
Skullcandy CEO on improving sales trends, Apple/Beats acquisition, Walmart update, international results

Skullcandy CEO on improving sales trends, Apple/Beats acquisition, Walmart update, international results

August 01, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Skullcandy CEO Hoby Darling provided many updates on Skullcandy's turnaround during an earnings call Thursday afternoon. SES listened in, and we have details.
VF Action Sports Americas President on Vans US Open of Surfing changes

VF Action Sports Americas President on Vans US Open of Surfing changes

August 01, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
SES walked the Vans US Open of Surfing site with VF President of Action Sports Americas Kevin Bailey to see how the venue has changed this year.
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.
The new Billabong global leadership team on what's next for the brand

The new Billabong global leadership team on what's next for the brand

July 29, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
SES talked with Shannan North, Susan Branch and Mark Weber about new strategies and areas of focus, including a significant new category planned for Billabong Women's.
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.
Deckers CEO comments on Sanuk Q1 results, changes since acquisition

Deckers CEO comments on Sanuk Q1 results, changes since acquisition

July 24, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Angel Martinez also commented on what brand Sanuk appears to be taking market share from. Plus, company direct-to-consumer results from around the world.
Rip Curl Group CEO on regional results, retail strategies, key product initiatives, future plans

Rip Curl Group CEO on regional results, retail strategies, key product initiatives, future plans

July 23, 2014 Shelby Stanger
SES visited Rip Curl in Torquay and had a newsy interview with Group CEO Michael Daly and Asia Pacific CEO Stephen Kay, including about the retail strategy for Australia.
ActionWatch: Categories that resonated in Q2 at core stores

ActionWatch: Categories that resonated in Q2 at core stores

July 22, 2014 Cary Allington
Cary Allington of ActionWatch reports on how Q2 turned out in core stores, including a breakdown of performance by category.