Author: Ryley Bane

Agenda Trade Show Launches; Agenda and The Berrics Partner to Expand the Agenda Emerge Concept into Online Media Platform

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Agenda trade show kicks-off today July 9, 2015, in Long Beach, CA, bringing together the leaders in the industries of streetwear apparel, footwear, action sports inspired fashion, urbanwear, skate, and accessories. This is the show that starts the next round of fashion trade shows coming through, and is one of the most popular shows for […]

Nike Changes, Growth in Athleisure, Extensions into Action Sports, Release of Paul Rodriquez Model, and More

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There’s a lot of interesting news coming from Nike these days, starting with the announcement that co-founder and Chairman Phil Knight plans to step down and is hoping for Mark Parker, CEO, to replace him. This came on the heels of their latest financial news that its annual profits rose 22% to $3.27 billion, and […]

Former President of The North Face, Steven E. Rendle, Named to New Position of President & Chief Operating Officer at VF Corporation

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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 […]

Go Skateboarding Day June 21 Brings Out New Ideas for Uniting the World—Here’s the DC Plan

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World Skateboarding Day often energizes brands and skaters with excellent new ideas for bringing out the stoke of board sports through new ways of connection across the globe. Specifically, we wanted to point out what DC plans to do for Go Skateboarding Day in June 21, 2015. They are planning a Global Skate Jam! which […]

Quiksilver Q2 Fiscal Results Are Down, 2015 Forecasts Adjusted

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Quiksilver released their second quarter financial results which were way off from being a good sign of reversal. CEO Pierre Agnes says they have to back-peddle from previous predictions. “Currency exchange fluctuations are a major headwind this year, with a negative impact of roughly thirty million dollars to the initial EBITDA guidance for fiscal 2015. […]

San Francisco Unanimously Passes Nation’s First Soda Warning Label, Advertising Moratorium, and What this Means for Coca-Cola

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On June 9, 2015, the California Center for Public Health Advocacy was able to push through in San Francisco the nation’s first Soda Warning Label and advertising moratorium on surgary soft drinks. “By requiring a health warning on all sugary drink advertising and restricting marketing of the same on public property, San Francisco has become […]

K-Swiss Buys Supra and KR3W, Adds to Portfolio Which Also Includes Palladium

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K-Swiss continues to expand its brands with the recent purchase of Supra and KR3W as of last Friday, May 29, 2015. So far the terms of the deal are unknown, but apparently, K-Swiss has been looking at Supra for some time. In an interview with Footwear News, Larry Reminton, President and CEO of K-Swiss Brands […]

Hot Topic Buys Geeknet for $122 Million, Adds More Online Retail, Gaming, Sci-Fi

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Hot Topic, the teen brand and retailer that is highly desirable by youth culture shoppers and continues to perform well as revealed in our 15th Annual Spring Youth Culture Study 2015, announced on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, that is was buying Geeknet for $122 million. This means that Hot Topic is moving into the realm […]

Stance Leads Socks Trends, Builds Executive Team and Ecommerce Platform

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Socks have made a strong resurgence among youth culture fashion in the past 3 years, making them one of the key new accessories of the new teen generation. From striped knee-highs to tie-dye motifs, and a strong color palette, socks are now as easily worn with cowboy boots and ankle boots as with sneakers or […]

Aeropostale Reports Loss of $45.3 Million—Teen Retailers Continue to Be in Trouble

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Still not able to capture the marketshare they once had among teen buyers, Aeropostale’s Q1 report this week marked a loss of $45.3 million. The results were short of Wall Street expectations. According to our latest Spring Youth Culture Study 2015, Aeropostale has lost considerable preferences among specific segments of the teen marketplace, whereas other […]