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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.
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.
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.
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.