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Billabong supports SurfAid

March 26, 2015 Press Releases
Billabong is excited to announce that it will be a supporting partner to SurfAid’s flagship program in Nias Indonesia.
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.
Element plants big stake in London

Element plants big stake in London

March 23, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Europe is Element’s highest-volume territory, and the brand’s new London store is in Covent Garden, a high profile area of the city.
Centerbridge and Oaktree increase Billabong stake - again

Centerbridge and Oaktree increase Billabong stake - again

March 20, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Centerbridge Partners and Oaktree Capital Management have increased their stake in Billabong International Limited for the second time this month, according to filings.
Centerbridge and Oaktree increase stake in Billabong

Centerbridge and Oaktree increase stake in Billabong

March 12, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Centerbridge Partners and Oaktree Capital Management have increased their stake in Billabong International Limited, according to recent filings.

Billabong previews summer collection in LA

March 06, 2015 Press Releases
Inspired by the exuberance of an upbeat spirit and rooted in a bohemian nature with a throwback twist, Billabong unveiled their latest collection.
Terry Strumpf exits Vissla, moves to yoga brand

Terry Strumpf exits Vissla, moves to yoga brand

March 02, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Terry Strumpf, the Vice President of Operations for Vissla and Amuse Society, has exited the company to take a new job with a growing yoga brand.
An interview with Billabong CEO Neil Fiske about Billabong results

An interview with Billabong CEO Neil Fiske about Billabong results

February 26, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
A talk with Neil Fiske about the wholesale resurgence he sees for Billabong in the U.S., how Billabong performed in other regions, why Element may be turning around in the U.S., and why overall company results were still challenged.
Billabong swings to profit, sees U.S. wholesale improvement

Billabong swings to profit, sees U.S. wholesale improvement

February 25, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Billabong today reported financial results for the six months ended Dec. 31, and CEO Neil Fiske pointed to several positive signs in the business. Plus, how Billabong, RVCA and Element performed.
Billabong Americas President on the closing of Billabong's Times Square store

Billabong Americas President on the closing of Billabong's Times Square store

February 18, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Ed Leasure offers some interesting insight into the changing retail landscape and details why the company closed the high-volume Billabong and Element stores.
Some prominent snowboard brands opt out of snow shows

Some prominent snowboard brands opt out of snow shows

January 28, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Two of the most important snowboard companies, Burton and Mervin Manufacturing, will either not be at SIA at all or will be at SIA in a reduced capacity. There are also changes to the brand line up at ISPO.
New Billabong team activates on the North Shore

New Billabong team activates on the North Shore

December 08, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Billabong hosted two parties Sunday on the North Shore for retailers, athletes, media from fashion magazines and other publications and industry executives as the Billabong Pipe Masters is set to begin.
Black Friday weekend retail sales disappoint; industry catches Cyber Monday fever

Black Friday weekend retail sales disappoint; industry catches Cyber Monday fever

December 01, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Despite the massive discounts offered by retailers, sales for Black Friday weekend declined compared to last year. Plus, a sampling of how industry brands and retailers are approaching Cyber Monday.
New Element Global GM details turnaround strategy

New Element Global GM details turnaround strategy

November 25, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Frank Voit is a key reason for the brand's success in Europe. Now he is tasked with growing the brand globally, and most importantly, turning it around in the U.S.
Billabong CEO details U.S. performance of Billabong, RVCA, Element

Billabong CEO details U.S. performance of Billabong, RVCA, Element

November 21, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Neil Fiske provided some significant details about how business is going in the Americas at the moment, including some major weaknesses and a few bright spots, at the company's Annual General Meeting.
Billabong Europe GM on brand changes, new strategies

Billabong Europe GM on brand changes, new strategies

November 03, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Jean-Louis Rodrigues on new plans for RVCA, company changes in the region, the state of the European market, and where he sees opportunity for company brands.
A glimpse of the industry in France

A glimpse of the industry in France

October 02, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
SES has spent the week in southwestern France and in Paris visiting company headquarters and seeing stores. We have a sampling of some of the people we have spoken with and the stores we have seen during our stay.
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.
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.
Billabong unveils wholesale

Billabong unveils wholesale "win back" strategy for U.S., comments on Jack's changes

August 28, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
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.
Billabong: Brand changes, new marketing and product strategies

Billabong: Brand changes, new marketing and product strategies

August 28, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Here’s what CEO Neil Fiske had to say about the RVCA, Element, Billabong and emerging brands, and new product and marketing strategies during the conference call.
Billabong's retail, ecommerce and omni-channel plans

Billabong's retail, ecommerce and omni-channel plans

August 28, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Retail is still a big component of Billabong's business. The company gave a major update on future plans for brick and mortar and online, including why it will add mono brand stores in the future.