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Billabong says turnaround will "take time"

Troubled Australian surfwear brand Billabong has said its turnaround plan will be a multi-year process as it revealed details of a new corpo...

“Complex” Billabong seeks simple solution

Simplicity is the key to restoring fortunes at beleaguered surf-led apparel business Billabong, according to new CEO Neil Fiske....

Australasia key for apparel brands going global

Having long sat on fashion's sidelines, Australasia has generated significant interest of late. In particular, the region's relative resilie...

Spotlight on...What's wrong with Billabong?

For all of the suitors circling Billabong, the Australian surfwear brand is yet to see much action. With four bidders showing interest over...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Anthony Corsano, CEO, Anvil Knitwear 29 Oct 2010

Leonie Barrie

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.

Latest News

Billabong expands men's team 10 Mar 2014

Katie Smith

Australian surfwear brand Billabong has appointed Mark Weber as vice president of men's global merchandising and design.


Costs weigh on Billabong H1 21 Feb 2014

Michelle Russell

Australian surfwear brand Billabong has booked its fourth consecutive half-yearly loss as reconstruction costs and weakness in its international operations weighed on earnings.


Billabong considers sale of e-commerce units 6 Feb 2014

Katie Smith

Billabong has said it will consider selling its e-commerce businesses as the struggling Australian surfwear brand continues with its ongoing turnaround efforts.


Billabong shareholders approve share issue 31 Jan 2014

Michelle Russell

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.


Shareholders urged to reconsider Billabong deal 28 Jan 2014

Richard Woodard

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.

Latest blogs

Innovating to drive long-term growth 2 Sep 2013

Leonie Barrie

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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