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Ken Block on the evolution of action sports

Published on July 21, 2010 By marty

Since partnering with Damon Way on Eightball Clothing in 1991, a label that set the stage for Droors, Dub, and finally DC, Ken Block has been at ground zero of action sports’ explosion and helped lead many of the changes that grew the industry from small runs of core products to a multi-billion fashion and […]

Internet Sales Tax Impact

Published on July 19, 2010 By marty

One of e-commerce’s main allures, in addition to convenience, comparative shopping, and the ability to do it at work, is the fact that the government doesn’t get to tack on sales tax. However, the on-going effort to create a means to do just that got one step closer to becoming a reality on July 1 […]

Sunglass Market Report

Published on July 18, 2010 By marty

Sunglasses pose a quandary. As a small, relatively expensive item, they can mint retailers a fortune on a square-footage basis if the product mix is right, but if the buy is off trend, these fashion-focused fixtures are no more valuable than a pricey paperweight. Everyone is looking to reduce risks these days, and in the […]

Billabong Acquires RVCA

Published on July 12, 2010 By marty

After months of rumors, Billabong International announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Costa Mesa, California-based apparel brand RVCA for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition notice comes as little surprise, as speculation of the news has been circulating since early spring. In fact, during an exclusive TransWorld Business interview conducted in […]

Retail Results for June

Published on July 10, 2010 By marty

In an effort to provide our readers with the most comprehensive coverage of the current retail climate, Transworld Business has put together a monthly report on how specialty and department stores are performing based on same-store sales results over the past thirteen months. Comparable store sales continue to rise for Zumiez—a trend that has continued […]