VF’s secret sauce isn’t secret. It’s just hard to do. Executing the strategy takes leadership, a quality team, organizational consensus, and a certain level of confidence and perhaps willingness to fail to take advantage of uncertain times. You’ve probably realized that every company needs those things. So let’s take a deep dive into how VF […]
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Emerald and SIA are kind of, for now anyway, joined at the hip due to their ownership/continued involvement in the Snow Show. They are both trying to respond to profound changes in the active outdoor market that are changing their business models. I thought I might kill the proverbial two birds with one stone and […]
For years bordering on decades, we’ve wrung our hands over the issue of increasing participation. There’ve been programs and research and money spent. Maybe without those programs things would be worse. But so far, they don’t seem to have moved the needle the way we want. We’ve got financial, demographic, and climatic factors in the […]
“At the end of the second quarter of Fiscal 2018, we successfully launched our e-commerce website,” Hibbett Sports (HS) tells us in their 10-K for the year ended February 2nd. This isn’t news. I wrote about it last October when I discussed their quarterly results. If you’re not already familiar with HS, you might review […]
The title of the press release is “Authentic Brands Group Acquires Volcom.” Well, not exactly. The Authentic Brands Group (ABG) press release goes on: “…ABG has taken a minority stake in Liberated Brands, the newly-formed operating company for Volcom. Todd Hymel and Volcom’s current management team have taken the majority stake in Liberated Brands and […]
Let’s go right to something Zumiez CEO Rick Brooks says at the end of the conference call on their results. “…our goals [is to] continue to grow the profitability of the business from [an] operating profit perspective. Now of course if we have recession we’ll go backwards and we’ll see competitors go away across the […]
Globe reported growth in revenue and income for the six months ended December 31 though, as usual, they don’t give us much information on how they did it. I’ll tell you what I can glean from the public documents. All numbers in Australian dollars of course.
I don’t cover Big 5 every quarter. However, their 10K for the year ended December 30, 2018 requires some discussion. They seem to be flailing in the emerging retail environment and seem reluctant to respond to all the changes. They are betting that their old strategy will continue to work. It appears I’m not the […]
Concern with sustainability is hardly new to us. As an industry, active outdoor has increased its focus on the environment and the impact of climate change for years. I think it’s in our DNA to believe that’s the right thing to do. That doesn’t mean we aren’t aware of the impact on what we sell […]
You know, this is getting boring. So boring, though in a good way, that I think I’ve just used the same title for two quarterly reviews. For the quarter that ended December 31, VF revenues were up 8% to $3.9 billion compared to the same quarter the previous year. They got to that amount from […]
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Market Watch updates
- How VF Keeps Doing It: Size, Flexibility, Diversification, Disciplined Management Processes, Balance SheetJune 14, 2019 - 10:52 am
- Emerald Exposition’s Results, SIA and the Trade Show EnvironmentMay 31, 2019 - 10:40 am
- Increasing Snowsports Participation: Are We Asking the Right Questions?May 22, 2019 - 9:17 am
- Hibbett Sports: Annual Results and Omni-Channel Progress After a Remarkably Late Start.April 29, 2019 - 8:21 am