Archive for June, 2011

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

June 28, 2011

www.sportsonesource.com 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 http://business.transworld.net/66031/news/ride-unltd-returns-to-magic-trade-show/ 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 http://business.transworld.net/65520/features/201011-snowboard-softgood-sales-summary/?cmpid=enews620 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 http://business.transworld.net/65773/features/tom-holbrook-on-quiksilvers-retail-strategy/ 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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