As you probably know, Emerald Expositions (EE) is the owner and manager of Surf Expo, Outdoor Retailer, and now what was formerly SIA’s Snow Show. Overall, they operate over 50 shows as well as other events. They’ve grown by acquisition, and expect to continue to do so. Their shows are in many industries and include […]
Author Archive for: jeff
This author has yet to write their bio.Meanwhile lets just say that we are proud jeff contributed a whooping 697 entries.
Entries by jeff
SGB Media published an article last week called, “What’s Causing the Delays in Back-To-School Buying?” Here’s the link to the article. If you read the article (you should- SGB does a pretty good job), you’ll find a discussion of the factors said to be causing the delays- the usual suspects. I’d like to offer […]
The 10-Q reads this way: “…in light of the recent and continuing changes in the retail environment, we also believe it is prudent to further reduce our global brick and mortar footprint. We expect to continue to reduce our footprint through a combination of store closures and the conversion of owned stores to partner retail […]
Before I dive too deep into the financial weeds, let’s look at VF’s overall strategy as explained by CEO Steve Rendle and Chief Financial Officer Scott Roe in their conference call discussing the results for the quarter ended June 30, 2017. Strategy Stuff Steve: “…while we expect the retail landscape to remain uncertain, we will […]
Trade Shows Trade shows were created to bring buyers and sellers, that is brands and retailers, together to do business. Everything else that goes on at trade shows, beneficial as it may be, has been secondary to that goal. But there are fewer smaller retailers and fewer retailers overall. The consensus is that the number […]
I’ve spent some years now listening to everybody bemoan Amazon’s impact on retail. Sometimes, it almost sounds like they believe that if there was no Amazon, everything at retail would be fine. As I’ve written, that’s not the case. Here’s an excellent article from somebody who agrees with me. It repeats some of […]
As usual, the Agenda trade show, Long Beach version, was held July 13 and 14. What was unusual was that it was followed, on Saturday the 15th, in the same space with the same brands attending, by its first consumer show. Having no intention of spending three whole days in the Long Beach Convention Center, […]
Running an active outdoor business right now feels like a game of Whack-a-Mole. There’s too much retail- right size yours. Whack! Create product that can be meaningfully differentiated from competitors. Whack! Careful on that distribution. Whack! Manage your inventory and expenses cautiously. Whack! Figure out e-commerce without cannibalizing brick and mortar. Whack! Lower growth economy. […]
In early 2015, I wrote “The Evolution of Marketing & the Future Retail Model.” It’s held up pretty well. In describing that retail model, I hypothesized about how pop-ups might be used. “Retail presence might be in pop up tents, in vans or trucks, on blankets at beaches, in a lift at a ski resort, […]
Marcato Capital Management has taken what is now a 6% position in Deckers’ common stock. That Marcato was buying Deckers’ shares first became public knowledge towards the end of May. Partly in response to this and, apparently, to growing unhappiness on the part of other large shareholders, Deckers has undertaken a strategic review process to […]
I enjoy hearing from you, even when you disagree. The exchange means that I learn something, too. Leave a comment on any of my posts to contact me directly.