Macro factors, particularly in the US and Europe, have created a somewhat challenging environment for retailers in 2014. Many succumbed to h...
Troubled Australian surfwear brand Billabong has said its turnaround plan will be a multi-year process as it revealed details of a new corpo...
| 10 Dec 2013
Simplicity is the key to restoring fortunes at beleaguered surf-led apparel business Billabong, according to new CEO Neil Fiske.
| 9 Dec 2013
Increased costs, quality issues, and weakened demand resulted in job cuts and widened losses for certain retailers in 2013. But overseas expansion, the value of domestic manufacturing, and innovative products bolstered others.
| 5 Sep 2013
Having long sat on fashion's sidelines, Australasia has generated significant interest of late. In particular, the region's relative resilience to the financial turmoil which has plagued much of the northern hemisphere has proved to be a key attraction for international retailers, according to Euromonitor International.
| 28 Aug 2013
Troubled Australian surfwear brand Billabong is attempting to move beyond recent turbulence and onto its turnaround plans, but uncertainty still remains.
| 29 Oct 2010
Anvil Knitwear is ahead of some of the world's biggest clothing brands when it comes to sustainability. Here, CEO Anthony Corsano talks to just-style about the business case for social and environmental responsibility, and explains why it is a defining feature of the future of the apparel industry.
| 26 Feb 2015
Ailing surfwear business Billabong International returned to profitability in its first half, but cautioned that the company’s turnaround strategy remained in its early stages.
| 14 Jan 2015
Australian surfwear brand Billabong is positioning its supply chain on the GT Nexus' cloud-based platform to support the transformation of its wholesale and retail businesses.
| 1 Sep 2014
Australian surfwear brand Billabong has tapped two industry veterans to drive its global supply chain strategy.
| 28 Aug 2014
Surfwear-led business Billabong International says its turnaround strategy is working after full-year losses were reduced and sales rose in Europe and Asia Pacific.
| 21 Aug 2014
Australian surfwear brand Billabong has sold its online surfwear assets as it moves to a direct-to-consumer omni-channel model across its global operations.
| 6 Jun 2014
Supply chain and operations specialist Jeff Streader has been named global chief operating officer (COO) of action sports and surfwear brand Billabong.
| 10 Mar 2014
Australian surfwear brand Billabong has appointed Mark Weber as vice president of men's global merchandising and design.
| 21 Feb 2014
Australian surfwear brand Billabong has booked its fourth consecutive half-yearly loss as reconstruction costs and weakness in its international operations weighed on earnings.
| 6 Feb 2014
Billabong has said it will consider selling its e-commerce businesses as the struggling Australian surfwear brand continues with its ongoing turnaround efforts.
| 31 Jan 2014
Billabong shareholders have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a US$135m share issue that will transfer more than 40% of the business to two US private equity groups.
| 28 Jan 2014
The Australian Shareholders’ Association (ASA) is calling for a delay to the shareholder vote transferring more than 40% of fashion retail business Billabong to two US private equity groups.
| 7 Jan 2014
Australian surfwear brand Billabong has appointed industry executive Susan Branch to the newly-created role of global general manager for Billabong women's.
| 19 Dec 2013
Australian surfwear brand Billabong has made the first drawdowns from the revolving credit facility agreed with GE Capital for up to US$100m.
| 10 Dec 2013
Any belief in a realistic rival deal for ailing surf-led apparel business Billabong “ignores the reality of the situation”, according to the company’s chairman.
| 4 Nov 2013
Struggling Australian surfwear company Billabong is to sell its West 49 chain in Canada to apparel retailer YM Inc, ending months of speculation.
| 26 Sep 2013
Billabong's general manager for Europe, Franco Fogliato, has been named the latest executive to leave the Australian surfwear company, and is headed to outdoor apparel and footwear firm Columbia Sportswear.
| 19 Sep 2013
In an unexpected move, surf-led apparel business Billabong has secured a long-term funding package from a rival consortium of two private equity businesses and named the former boss of Eddie Bauer as its new CEO.
| 2 Sep 2013
Struggling Australian surfwear company is facing calls for a board shakeup from one of its largest shareholders, in a move that could cloud a deal to finalise the company's long-term funding arrangements.
| 27 Aug 2013
Australian surfwear brand Billabong has seen its losses worsen as it works to refinance its debt.
| 21 Aug 2013
Altamont Capital Partners has revised its long term financing agreement with troubled surfwear brand Billabong to gain approval from the Australian Takeovers Panel.
| 5 Aug 2013
Australian surfwear brand Billabong is paving the way for Scott Olivet, the former boss of Oakley, to take over as its new chief executive following the departure of Launa Inman on Friday (2 August).
| 23 Jul 2013
Billabong has today (23 July) completed the sale of its DaKine brand and refinancing with the Altamont consortium, despite an 11th hour rival bid.
| 19 Jul 2013
A US$294m refinancing deal announced this week by Billabong has been described as "anti-competitive and coercive" by the Australian surfwear brand's current lenders.
| 2 Sep 2013
Building on plans set out three years ago to generate growth by giving its apparel a competitive edge, VF Corporation is to create three global innovation centres to speed the development of "game-changing" products in technical apparel, footwear and jeans.
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