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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.
Surfer Editor-in-Chief departing for new job

Surfer Editor-in-Chief departing for new job

April 22, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Brendon Thomas has been in the editor role for five years, and has worked at Surfer for a decade.
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.
SES Special: Vans President Kevin Bailey

SES Special: Vans President Kevin Bailey

April 15, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
An update on Vans initiatives that other industry companies are also striving to achieve: globalization, distribution segmentation, company retail expansion, and product extensions via sub branding. Also, reaching $2 billion and fighting off athletic.
Photos from Vestal Village near Coachella

Photos from Vestal Village near Coachella

April 13, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
The event has evolved from a small house party to a three-day extravaganza that includes up to 800 overnight campers, 1,000 day time party guests, musical performances all day and most of the night, free flowing drinks, and support from majors sponsors.
Quiksilver details financial terms of Mooney's exit, new executive salaries

Quiksilver details financial terms of Mooney's exit, new executive salaries

April 13, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Quiksilver disclosed terms of former CEO Andy Mooney’s separation agreement with the company in a filing with the SEC late last week. The company also reported new base salaries for executives who have taken on more responsibility.
Kelly Slater's Firewire deal, what it means for Channel Islands and what's next for Kelly Slater

Kelly Slater's Firewire deal, what it means for Channel Islands and what's next for Kelly Slater

April 09, 2015 Shelby Stanger
SES talked to Scott Anderson, GM of Channel Islands about what the Firewire deal means for Kelly’s relationship with the company. We also talked with Kelly Slater’s Manager, Terry Hardy, about the deal and what’s next for Kelly.
Sun Diego partners with San Diego Padres

Sun Diego partners with San Diego Padres

April 09, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Key industry account Sun Diego is partnering with the San Diego Padres baseball team on several new business ventures. Two industry companies are also involved in the project.
Zumiez delivers in March

Zumiez delivers in March

April 08, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Zumiez reported strong comp sales for March, and Blue Tomato continues to shine. We have the details.
Photos from the Spyder Surf Fest and from Spyder Surf Shop floor

Photos from the Spyder Surf Fest and from Spyder Surf Shop floor

April 06, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
We stopped by to see some of the Spyder Surf Fest Saturday in Hermosa Beach and took some photos inside Spyder Surf to see how brand presentations are evolving at the store. We noticed a few interesting changes.
Quiksilver restructures sales force

Quiksilver restructures sales force

April 03, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Quiksilver has restructured its Americas sales force in the wake of the departure of former CEO Andy Mooney last week. We have details, plus what one important retailer thinks of the recent management changes.
Anna Sui parties with O'Neill Women's in Costa Mesa

Anna Sui parties with O'Neill Women's in Costa Mesa

April 03, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
O’Neill Women’s hosted a party Thursday night to celebrate their new collection with fashion designer Anna Sui, which we hear is making a splash at retail.
The spring merchandise mix at PacSun and Tilly's

The spring merchandise mix at PacSun and Tilly's

April 02, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Since we’re in the height of spring, an important season for the industry, SES visited PacSun and Tilly’s at the Irvine Spectrum Center this week to see which brands were getting the most space at those stores.
Quiksilver confirms Mooney was fired

Quiksilver confirms Mooney was fired

April 01, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Quiksilver confirmed that former CEO Andy Mooney was fired in a filing today with the SEC.
McKnight on Mooney's exit, go forward plans

McKnight on Mooney's exit, go forward plans

March 27, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
We spoke with Bob McKnight Friday about the departure of CEO Andy Mooney, some reasons behind the change and plans for the future.
SES analysis: What went right, and what went wrong during Mooney's tenure

SES analysis: What went right, and what went wrong during Mooney's tenure

March 27, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
For two years, SES has been talking to former and current Quik employees and key retailers about Mooney’s strategies, and listened to every conference call since he became CEO. Some themes emerged over time from all those conversations and our reporting.
Andy Mooney exits Quiksilver - Pierre Agnes named CEO

Andy Mooney exits Quiksilver - Pierre Agnes named CEO

March 27, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
After a tumultuous two years, Andy Mooney exits Quiksilver, and long time Quiksilver executives take over the leadership of the company.
Zumiez to overtake PacSun in 2015

Zumiez to overtake PacSun in 2015

March 26, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Zumiez will overtake PacSun this year as the largest industry retailer.
Shareholder suit brewing against Billabong

Shareholder suit brewing against Billabong

March 25, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Billabong International has been notified that a shareholder class action suit is being filed against it in the Federal Court of Australia.
Top line improvement continues at PacSun

Top line improvement continues at PacSun

March 25, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
How men's and women's performed in Q4 at PacSun, plans for 2015, more.
REI records solid 2014

REI records solid 2014

March 24, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Industry customer REI reported this week that total sales grew 9.9% to $2.2 billion in 2014.
Quiksilver sales veteran departs

Quiksilver sales veteran departs

March 23, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Quiksilver sales veteran Deanna Jackson has left the company, SES has learned.
A look at Nixon's London store

A look at Nixon's London store

March 23, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
A visit to Nixon's London store.