Archive for June, 2011

BOSS Goes One-on-One with VF Outdoor’s Steve Rendle

June 28, 2011 BOSS: What attracted VF to the acquisition? SR: We look at Timberland as a brand that’s got over 30 years of heritage deeply rooted in that rugged New England lifestyle and a brand that is growing and has global reach. They’ve got some really strong platforms, for instance, in Japan, and a good business […]

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Ride Unltd. Returns To Magic Trade Show

June 23, 2011

By Kailee Bradstreet Ride Unltd., a skate-specific section of the Magic Trade Show in Las Vegas that launched in February 2011, will return this year for the August event, bringing with it a diverse roster of brands that include Hurley, Quiksilver, DC Shoes, DGK, Stussy, Tum Yeto, Zoo York, to name a few. The […]

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2010/11 Snowboard Softgood Sales Summary

June 22, 2011

By Mike Lewis It’s hot, brutally hot in Virginia as SIA Director of Research Kelly Davis puts the finishing touches on her calculations of snowboard outerwear sales for the 2010/11 season, but while last season’s numbers were relatively cool, all signs point to next season’s numbers being as hot as the mercury outside. This […]

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May Retail Sales Jump

June 20, 2011

Boulder, CO (June 17, 2011) – Preliminary RetailTRAK™ data report that May was a positive sales month for specialty sports retailers.  Compared to May 2010 and looking at total dollars sold at retail: core outdoor stores were up 7%, paddle stores were up 7%, run specialty up 6% and athletic apparel in sporting goods stores […]

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Tom Holbrook On Quiksilver’s Retail Strategy

June 19, 2011

By Josh Hunter As part of an on-going series, we’re talking with some of action sports leading brands & retailers about the evolving retail landscape. From company-owned stores, selling direct online, and multi-brand retail acquisitions, some of the industry’s finest sound off. In this first installment, TransWorld Business reached out to Quiksilver’s EVP of Core Development, […]

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