It’s a big day, literally, for the surfing world today, Wednesday, February 10, 2016, as the Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau, a WSL Specialty Event, is called ON at the world-renowned Waimea Bay. This will be the ninth time this prestigious event has ever run in its storied, 31-year history. The best big wave […]
Quiksilver Eddie Aikau Big Wave Event Called ON, Most Prestigious Surf Event on World’s Biggest Waves Begins; Kelly Slater in the Line-up
Former President of The North Face, Steven E. Rendle, Named to New Position of President & Chief Operating Officer at VF Corporation
Some interesting new shifts are taking place at VF Corporation, owners of The North Face, Timberland, Vans, and other brands. Steven E. Rendle, 55, has been appointed President & Chief Operating Officer at the company and has been elected to VF’s Board of Directors. He will report to Eric Wiseman, VF’s Chairman and Chief Executive […]
Surf Wrap-Up: Billabong Pipe Masters and Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Won by Julian Wilson; Gabriel Medina Wins World Champ of Surf Title, a First for Brazil; World Surf League Names 2015 Line-up
The world of professional surfing has come to a close for 2014 with some of the best waves and competition in surfing history. Young guns such as Julian Wilson and Gabriel Medina are stepping-up, replacing surf pros like Mick Fanning and 11 time Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Champ Kelly Slater, and making way for […]
Kelly Slater Dominates in Triple-Overhead Barrels Winning Volcom Pipeline Pro—His 66th ASP Win
Kelly Slater has reached a remarkable pinnacle, winning his 66th Association of Surfing Professsionals (ASP) win, and his 8th victory at the notoriously huge wave hotspot, Banzai Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu, at the Volcom Pipe Pro on February 5, 2014. As an 11-time world champion, Slater knows Pipe and seems to get […]
Banzai Pipeline Goes Off in Final Jewel of the Vans Triple Crown with Joel Parkinson Winning the Coveted Billabong Pipe Masters
In what’s become known as the crown-jewel of surfing, the Billabong Pipe Masters is one of the most highly anticipated surfing events in the world. Not only does it gather the top surfing pros from around the globe and industry elite, but the location, the Banzai Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu, is known […]
When you go into a store to buy clothing, what influences you the most in your purchasing decisions? -Fresh Data from Label Networks’ Spring Youth Culture Study 2011
As part of a robust section on Fashion from the Spring Youth Culture Study 2011, we take a look the results to one question on in-store influences and what’s most important to youth when it comes to shopping.
Planning for the Next $5 Billion: VF Corp Outlines Strategy for Growth and What This Means for Brands Like Vans, The North Face, Lee, John Varvatos, and 7 For All Mankind
Emphasis on their Outdoor and Action Sports categories, and international growth indicate where VF expects their greatest market opportunities lie.
Retail Round-up: VF Announces 11% Increase; Abercrombie and Fitch Announces Increase and More Hollisters; H&M Launches Taps Into Unisex with New AIDS Benefit Collection
Many youth culture retailers are figuring out new ways to stay profitable. Here are the ones on top.
Outdoor Retailer Trade Show Proves Crossover Potential with Action Sports, Technical and Heritage Fashion Trends, Footwear, Accessories
All eyes were on the OR Winter Trade Show as the outdoor industry continues to evolve, bringing with it some new crossover categories, exhibitors, designers, and ideas.