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Award-winning Melbourne agency shares sales strategies for Nike SB, Volcom, Nixon

Award-winning Melbourne agency shares sales strategies for Nike SB, Volcom, Nixon

September 18, 2014 Shelby Stanger
SES talks with the Easey Street partners about their creative space, virtual showings, skateboard culture in Australia and how Volcom, Nixon, Nike SB and Converse are performing.
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.
Globe International grows company revenue in difficult environment

Globe International grows company revenue in difficult environment

September 16, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Details about how Globe International performed in North America, Australia and Europe for the year ended June 30.
Challenges continue for Groupe Bikini Village

Challenges continue for Groupe Bikini Village

September 16, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
The company, an industry customer that operates 52 Bikini Village stores in Eastern Canada, reported weak Q2 results and said it must find more financing.
A visit to Billabong's massive Kirra Surf Shop

A visit to Billabong's massive Kirra Surf Shop

September 15, 2014 Shelby Stanger
Lots of photos of Billabong’s Kirra Surf Shop on the Gold Coast of Australia. It's billed as the largest surf shop in the Southern Hemisphere.
Billabong investors increase their stake in company

Billabong investors increase their stake in company

September 15, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Centerbridge Partners and Oaktree Capital have increased their stake in Billabong by buying more shares on the open market, according to a regulatory filing.
Quiksilver makes major marketing changes

Quiksilver makes major marketing changes

September 12, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Quiksilver announced internally that a high level marketing executive is departing as well as other marketing changes as the company looks to reemphasize its connection to the core.
Modom co-founder on expansion plans and brand strategy

Modom co-founder on expansion plans and brand strategy

September 10, 2014 Shelby Stanger
Torquay local Jack Perry and his partner wanted to create a more modern and fresh surf accessories brand. They have assembled an impressive surf team, and are getting floor space here and abroad.
Kelly Slater announces name, partners in new brand

Kelly Slater announces name, partners in new brand

September 08, 2014 Shelby Stanger and Tiffany Montgomery
Former Quiksilver athlete Kelly Slater announced this morning the name of his new brand that he is starting in collaboration with French luxury company Kering.
More photos from Surf Expo

More photos from Surf Expo

September 07, 2014 Shelby Stanger
We saw more people on the show floor and visited additional booths on the second day of the show. See the photos in our updated, easier-to-use slide show function.
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.
Photos from Surf Expo

Photos from Surf Expo

September 05, 2014 Shelby Stanger
Surf Expo kicked off yesterday in Orlando, Florida. We have lots of pictures of who we saw during the day.
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.
Details about the struggles at DC, including the big decline in the Americas

Details about the struggles at DC, including the big decline in the Americas

September 04, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Quiksilver executives discussed the issues at DC, had some interesting comments about the Nyjah Vulc, and shared their optimism about a different DC model for Spring '15.
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.
Young brand Duvin looks to expand to West Coast

Young brand Duvin looks to expand to West Coast

September 03, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
A talk with Austin Duvall, Co-founder and Creative Director of the Florida-based Duvin Design Company about the brand, what categories are performing, and how working in retail has helped the new brand service accounts.
Quiksilver hires veteran Florida sales rep Zappone

Quiksilver hires veteran Florida sales rep Zappone

September 02, 2014 Shelby Stanger
Before a brief stop recently at Olukai, Rick spent 28 years with Reef and is highly regarded by Florida retailers. Quiksilver's Taylor Whisenand explains the move.
PacSun looks to add more brands in women's

PacSun looks to add more brands in women's

September 02, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
What PacSun executives said about the evolving women's strategy, what worked in men's, denim woes, how back-to-school shopping is going and more during Q2 earnings call.
Lots of news in Journeys, Schuh Q2 results

Lots of news in Journeys, Schuh Q2 results

September 02, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Executives provided details about what is working for Journeys and Schuh, results from an interesting consumer study and new omni-channel efforts led by Schuh.
Hollister's Asia push, new pricing strategy, Europe results and evolving fashion strategy

Hollister's Asia push, new pricing strategy, Europe results and evolving fashion strategy

September 02, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Abercrombie & Fitch executives gave an update on the company’s quest to transform its U.S. business, including industry competitor Hollister, during an earnings conference call last week.
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.