Author: Andy Polk

Overseas sales increased 0.5 percent (a decrease of 2.6 percent using the previous fiscal year’s foreign exchange rate) to ¥299,085 million, mainly due to weak sales in the American and European regions, despite strong sales of running shoes and Onitsuka Tiger shoes in the Oceania/Southeast...

“Despite this tough operating environment, Volcom strove to protect the integrity and positioning of its brand by focusing on the quality of its distribution and product offering. It put in place numerous marketing and communications initiatives during the year, which had a very positive effect...

“The search is never-ending, and for that I’m grateful. I ain’t stopping anytime soon, so I need gear that is built For The Search. The good news is, that’s exactly what Vans is.” – Dakota Roche —•— This spring, Vans partners with global BMX team street rider Dakota Roche...

While terms of the partnerneship were not disclosed, WWD reports that the deal will help Stadium Goods expand, and that the brand had previously “considered doing something in the merch space and opening a second location.”...

Federizo reports to the global vice president of creative, Jamie Reilly. In Federizo’s role, he will oversee the creative, environmental design and digital content divisions that bring to life Vans’ brand ethos of enabling creative expression....

The merger brings together two leading brands in the sneaker space that combined, will deliver unparalleled mobile, web and retail shopping experiences....