Tag: Retail

Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries Steps Down—Beleaguered Teen Retailer Hustles to Figure Out a New Plan

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The writing was on the wall for Mike Jeffries, CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch, as the teen retailer continued to struggle to re-capture its credibility within the youth marketplace. As of today, December 9, 2014 Mike Jeffries will no longer be the CEO. Jeffries, 70, was also stripped of his chairman roll earlier in the […]

Billabong Plans to Open New Stores After Losing 99% of Market Value

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The Billabong saga which seemed as though it would go down in surfing history as one of the great fails of our time has announced that they plan to rebuild more stores. According to CEO Neil Fiske, Billabong is ready “right now.” “Stores are key to a brand’s health over time,” Fiske said in an […]

Crossover Outdoor X Urban Fashion On the Rise—Outdoor Retailer to Debut Venture Out

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In the past few years, there’s been an interesting trend emerging in streetwear and urban contemporary with a crossover of outdoors. From camp-inspired collections, to actual tents from brands like Poler, to Swiss Army becoming an accessories staple exhibiting at shows like Capsule and Agenda, the urban outdoorsman has become a bona fide category of […]

The State of Snowboarding: Which Demographic Changed the Most and How We Can Grow the Sport Again

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Label Networks is pleased to have provided research information and analysis as a part of the SnowSports Industries of America (SIA) stage one project for the Downhill Consumer Intelligence Project (DCIP). Utilizing our research about what 13-25-year-olds think about various aspects of snowboarding, action sports, downhill skiing, perceptions, attitudes, buying patterns, spending, and the changing […]

Levi Strauss Ends 500 Jobs, Latest Moves in Global Productivity Initiatives

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While often these days, we are hearing about Levi Strauss in the context of their sustainability initiatives, vintage and heritage revitalization, or even skateboarding-inspired collections, today they announced that 500 jobs are about to be eliminated. Levi’s has been undergoing various phases to streamline its global productivity and deal with the fractured marketplace of denim. […]

Punk Rock Collection by Joan Jett X Tripp NYC Launches at Hot Topic—On Trend for Teens

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Rock chic is always in style of when it comes to youth culture fashion, and the latest Fall Collection from Hot Topic, which launched last week, the Joan Jett X Tripp NYC collaboration, is already making waves in the scene. Hot Topic, as we’ve seen in our Youth Culture Studies, continues to be an important […]

Timberland Up 15%, Vans 12% as VF Reports 3rd Quarter Revenues Up 7% to $3.5 Billion

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VF Corp has announced their 3rd quarter earnings and once again, Outdoor and Action Sports segments including The North Face, Vans, and Timberland are leading the charge with overall revenues up 7% to $3.5 million. Other areas of growth include direct-to-consumer revenues up 16% and international revenues up 9%. “Our third quarter results validate our […]

Quiksilver’s Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Bob McKnight, Retires; Andy Mooney CEO, Pierre Agnes Now President

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Significant changes are again underway at Quiksilver. This time it’s with the executive leaders. On October 14, 2014, Quiksilver announced that Bob McKnight, co-founder and senior executive, would be retiring as of October 31, and Andy Moony would be the new CEO and Pierre Agnes would become President. Quiksilver has been dealing with economic challenges […]

Uniqlo Eyes the U.S. for Expansion and Profit

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Japanese fast-fashion retailer Uniqlo (Fast Retailing) has announced plans for expansion, particularly in the United States. Similar to H&M, preferences for Uniqlo clothing within our youth culture studies is on the rise, but the addition of more stores and greater awareness via its ecommerce platform will impact the teen retailer landscape even more in the […]

H & M Profits Up 19%; Expands H&M Sport, Footwear, Conscious Denim

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Fast-fashion giant H&M has released their nine months financial reports and increased profits by 19% in their 3rd quarter. This is quite remarkable given the difficult economy, especially when it comes to teen retailers. While Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister, and others are struggling to gain the attention it once had from teens, H&M, as our […]