Archive for June, 2016

PATAGONIA OPENS NEW FRONT IN SUSTAINABILITY ARMS RACE

June 30, 2016

PATAGONIA OPENS NEW FRONT IN SUSTAINABILITY ARMS RACE Posted by Charlie Lunan | Jun 24, 2016 | SGB Executive, SGB Executive Apparel, SGB Executive Outdoor | 0 | By Charlie Lunan Patagonia said it would begin working with the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), textile suppliers and appliance manufacturers to better understand the threat fleece and […]

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ABK Climbing – first time to the US!!

June 22, 2016

Great time in Colorado with Julien and Hugo from ABK Climbing! Huge thanks to our retail partners for you time! Check out their site –   http://www.abk-climbing.eu/en/ ABK – “does not make you stronger but makes you more beautiful.”        

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Retail Department Store Carnage: Amazon to Blame?

June 14, 2016

Retail department store sales are in a funk. Macys, Nordstrom, Dillards, Kohls, and Ralph Lauren have all reported dismal sales or profits. On Wednesday, Macy’s reported the worst quarterly sales since recession. On Thursday, Nordstrom did the same. Same store sales fell at Nordstrom for the first time since 2009. Kohls posted an 87% drop […]

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ZUMIEZ Q1 COMP SALES FALL 7.5 PERCENT AS IT INVESTS IN OMNI-CHANNEL FUTURE

June 9, 2016

Zumiez Inc. (Nasdaq:ZUMZ) reported fiscal first-quarter sales down 2.6 percent to $173 million and its same-store sales dropped 7.5 percent as the action-sports apparel retailer works to update its omni-channel strategies while admittedly facing a tough retail environment. Despite adding 47 stores since the first-quarter 2015, Zumiez could not offset reduced mall traffic and the […]

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