Reflecting on my talks with Dick Baker and his business prowess in preparation for a presentation at a former SIMA summit.
Dick Baker, Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) Chairman Emeritus and former President of OP, Passes Away
Kmart Launches”Boarding” Apparel Line, Pissing-off Action Sports Industry in Their Attempt to Become the New Target/Wal-Mart, Cool-Shop-Discount-Destination
Not to be outdone by Target’s new collection from Shaun White, Laird Hamilton’s with Steve and Berry’s, nor Wal-Mart distributing OP, Kmart has announced a sort of soft launch of their new action sports inspired collection called “Boarding” to be released in 100 “strategically located” stores this summer (and a possible roll-out to another 1,400 later in the year). While the name is obviously boring, what’s interesting is that the Boarding logo looks like a mash-up between Quiksilver and Rip Curl.