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Vans hires new Global VP of Marketing

Vans hires new Global VP of Marketing

April 16, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Vans will announce this morning that it has hired Fara Howard as the new Global Vice President of Marketing.
Vans President, global marketing leader on what new marketing role means for Vans

Vans President, global marketing leader on what new marketing role means for Vans

April 16, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
An interview with Kevin Bailey and Fara Howard about why the global role was necessary, how the marketing structure will change, and why Fara's experience is a fit for Vans.
The Buckle reports March sales results

The Buckle reports March sales results

April 10, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
The Buckle outlines March results, including what performed well for men's and women's.
Zumiez details March results

Zumiez details March results

April 10, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Details about which categories performed well and which didn't in March.
La Jolla Group CEO on 2013 performance, future strategies, leadership change

La Jolla Group CEO on 2013 performance, future strategies, leadership change

April 08, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Daniel Neukomm tells us how 2013 turned out for the company, new company strategies, changes made during his first year on the job, and about Steve Wilson's new role.
New job for Steve Wilson at La Jolla Group

New job for Steve Wilson at La Jolla Group

April 08, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Steve Wilson, President of O’Neill Clothing, is migrating into a new position at the La Jolla Group.
VF promotes Vans President Kevin Bailey, others

VF promotes Vans President Kevin Bailey, others

April 08, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
VF announced several executive promotions Tuesday morning.
Smith President and VP on growing in a tough market, new initiatives and product plans

Smith President and VP on growing in a tough market, new initiatives and product plans

April 07, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Ned Post and Eric Carlson tell us how some major changes at Smith impacted their business in 2013, performance by category and go-forward strategies.
Bob McKnight on Kelly Slater separation - the memories, the emotions

Bob McKnight on Kelly Slater separation - the memories, the emotions

April 03, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Business aside, a talk with the Executive Chairman about the emotional side of the separation and his favorite Kelly Slater memories.
RAEN pursuing new optical strategy

RAEN pursuing new optical strategy

April 03, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
RAEN is announcing a new business strategy today. Co-Founder and Creative Director Justin Heit shares the details.
John Mills joins TravisMathew apparel brand

John Mills joins TravisMathew apparel brand

April 03, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
The former senior Quiksilver sales executives moves to a new job.
Andy Mooney on impacts of Slater exit on Quik marketing plans

Andy Mooney on impacts of Slater exit on Quik marketing plans

April 01, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
I emailed Quiksilver CEO Andy Mooney this morning to see how Kelly Slater’s decision to depart Quiksilver would impact marketing campaigns and products in development.
No joke: Slater leaves Quiksilver for Kering - Updated with comments from Kering

No joke: Slater leaves Quiksilver for Kering - Updated with comments from Kering

April 01, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Kelly Slater is leaving longtime sponsor Quiksilver to start a new brand with Kering. Kering also provides SES some details about Slater's new role.
A visit to PacSun's flagship Brea store for spring

A visit to PacSun's flagship Brea store for spring

March 31, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Photos of the Spring '14 floorset at PacSun that demonstrate the evolution of the retailer and its merchandise mix.
One company accounts for 10% of sales at PacSun in 2013

One company accounts for 10% of sales at PacSun in 2013

March 31, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
PacSun's annual report has some interesting details about its business, including information about what industry wholesaler accounted for 10% of sales in 2013.
 Industry veterans launch Banks to target men’s market

Industry veterans launch Banks to target men’s market

March 28, 2014 Shelby Stanger
A look at Banks, a new men’s brand created by surf industry veterans Tim Cochran, formerly a product director at Hurley Australia; Masahiro Shibahara, owner of Jamgle Jam; and former pro surfer Brad Gerlach.
Dragon CEO on alliance with Nike, new ownership, and why 2013 was the best year ever

Dragon CEO on alliance with Nike, new ownership, and why 2013 was the best year ever

March 25, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
A revealing interview with Will Howard about Dragon's big year, his take on working with Nike, new Dragon products and big future plans.
Wellen uses fresh strategies to crack surf market and beyond

Wellen uses fresh strategies to crack surf market and beyond

March 24, 2014 Shelby Stanger
Founder Matt Jung tells SES about Wellen's collaboration with Japanese retailer Uniqlo, why it doesn't sell on consignment, and about lessons learned on Wellen's start up journey.
Spy grows sales and improves margins in 2013

Spy grows sales and improves margins in 2013

March 21, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Spy reported Q4 and full year results Thursday and we have details about how the sunglass and optical brand performed.
Zumiez's president and head merchant resigns

Zumiez's president and head merchant resigns

March 21, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Zumiez announced today that a senior executive is departing the company.
Tilly's

Tilly's "not satisfied" with performance, plans several big strategy changes

March 19, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Tilly’s detailed several significant strategy changes during an earnings call in response to the challenging and volatile retail environment. We have the details.
PacSun details what worked in a difficult retail landscape

PacSun details what worked in a difficult retail landscape

March 18, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
PacSun is outperforming some teen retailers when it comes to same store sales. We listened to the Q4 earnings call and have details about what is working, financial results.
Photos of brand changes on Ron Jon floor

Photos of brand changes on Ron Jon floor

March 18, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
There are several interesting changes on the floor of the Ron Jon flagship in Cocoa Beach, including changes for Hurley, Quiksilver, Dakine, Fox, Beats, Lost and more.
Zumiez CEO on Blue Tomato results and openings, footwear woes, the unsettled retail landscape, new store plans

Zumiez CEO on Blue Tomato results and openings, footwear woes, the unsettled retail landscape, new store plans

March 14, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Zumiez executives discussed Q4 results, store opening plans, footwear and snow woes, and much more on the company's earnings call Thursday. We have the details.
Photos from Ron Jon Beach 'N Boards Fest party

Photos from Ron Jon Beach 'N Boards Fest party

March 14, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Lots of industry folks turned out for the party to help kick off the multi-day event in Cocoa Beach.