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The top stories of 2009: what you viewed the most

Active Ride Shop's bankruptcy
Active Ride Shop's bankruptcy was the most-viewed story in 2009.
By Tiffany Montgomery
December 31, 2009 11:12 AM

To cap off our “Looking back, looking ahead” series, we looked into our database to see what articles on Shop-eat-surf you viewed the most in 2009.

The list is both somber and celebratory.

It shows that you like to read news about industry brands and retailers – and that you like to look at photos from industry events. That you recognize and honor the passing of important industry leaders, and celebrate the joys of working in an industry fueled by passion for a sustaining lifestyle.

It’s also worth noting that while we’re listing the most-viewed articles here, several of our service pages are among our most viewed: Executive Edition login; Business Development; Membership Benefits; Executive Edition sign up and Sponsorships were all in our 2009 Top 25 most-viewed pages of any kind.

Back, AheadHere’s the list of your Top 25 most viewed stories of 2009, with links.

1. Active Ride Shop bankruptcy details

2. Remembering Dick Baker

3. Foot Locker will expand in skate in 2009

4. Active Ride Shop files for bankruptcy

5. Quik and DC layoffs (November)

6. PM Tenore visits the White House

7. Quiksilver eliminates 200 jobs in the Americas (January)

8. Surprise winner in Active auction

9. Billabong 2008 half-year results

10. Arrest made in Dane Williams case

11. Waterman’s Ball photos SES in 2009

12. More Waterman’s Ball photos

13. SIMA Image Award photos

14. Per Welinder on changes at Blitz Distribution and the future

15. Macy’s layoffs and restructuring

16. Source Interlink bankruptcy (Surfer, Surfing, Skateboarder, Snowboarder magazines)

17. Active sale on the table

18. Nick Adcock resigns from DC Shoes

19. Billabong on fall orders and stores

20. One Distribution has another hit with Supra

21. Nike exec on new logo and apparel

22. More details about arrest in Dane Williams murder

23. Quiksilver’s 2009 shareholder meeting

24. Agenda and The Berrics drop a trade show bomb

25. What action sports executives earned last year


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