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USA: Quiksilver Entertainment Surfs Into Hollywood just-style.com | 27 Jun 02

Quiksilver, which has built a popular brand around surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding, has formed Quiksilver Entertainment to produce TV shows, films, music and events, negotiate publishing and sponsorship deals and operate a new video-on-demand cable channel called Union.


USA: Quiksilver Appoints Danone CEO To Its Board just-style.com | 14 Jun 02

Active apparel maker Quiksilver has appointed Franck Riboud, chairman and chief executive officer of Groupe Danone to its board of directors. Groupe Danone, headquartered in France, is a $13 billion multinational food production company that markets brands such as Danone dairy products, Evian water and LU.


USA: European Sales Boost Quiksilver Results just-style.com | 6 Jun 02

Leading casual apparel designer and producer, Quiksilver Inc, on Thursday posted a slight fall in second quarter net income to $13.4 million and said net sales climbed 10.6 per cent to $186 million from the year-ago period. The California-based company, whose labels include Quiksilver, Roxy, Raisins and Radio Fiji, said European sales jumped 29.3 per cent to $74.8m but domestic sales remained flat at $111.2m.


Taking sportswear to the extreme just-style.com | 5 Jun 02

Extreme sports have extraordinary mass appeal, and the distinction between extreme wear and everyday wear is getting more and more blurred. As Stacy Baker finds out, it’s not just the crossover from sportswear to daywear that’s driving fashion. Many extreme apparel makers are also creating casual wear labels for athletes and wannabes alike.


USA: Mossimo Hires Zwahlen As VP Product Development just-style.com | 15 May 02

California-based apparel and footwear designer Mossimo Inc on Tuesday announced it had appointed Lissa Zwahlen as its new vice president, product development. In a statement, the company said Ms Zwahlen, who previously worked with Quiksilver Inc for 11 years - will initially focus her efforts on the new agreement with Hudson's Bay Co and act as the liaison between Zellers and Mossimo.


Kids' market kicks in just-style.com | 13 May 02

Despite a seemingly uneventful - and some say downright abysmal - year for apparel in 2001, many retailers chipped away revenues by finding holes in markets, such as kid's wear. Be it hot trends, underdeveloped product lines or lack of selection, children’s wear offered opportunities writes Stacy Baker.


USA: Quicksilver Q1 Sales Surf Ahead By 20 Per Cent just-style.com | 14 Mar 02

Surf and activewear firm Quiksilver Inc today said consolidated net sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2002 climbed 20 per cent to $145.8 million, compared to fiscal 2001 first quarter consolidated net sales of $121.8 million.


Ocean-made apparel just-style.com | 4 Mar 02

Floreal is the largest and oldest established knitwear company in the East Indian Ocean region. Niki Tait visits the company to find out more about is products and how the business is continuing to go from strength to strength.


Winter whiteout: sporting success at ISPO just-style.com | 12 Feb 02

The sporting goods trade show ISPO provides an excellent platform for new trends, developments and technology across the entire range of footwear, apparel and accessories. Penny Leese visited the show last week, and reports on what’s hot for winter 2002.


USA: Quiksilver In Olympic Games Trademark Row just-style.com | 1 Feb 02

Leading lifestyle clothing giant Quiksilver will find out on Wednesday if it will be allowed to keep selling goods bearing alleged similarities to Olympic trademarked items. A federal judge this week temporarily banned the California-based company from selling certain items following requests from the United States Olympic Committee and the Salt Lake Organising Committee.


The big question Bobbin Publishing Group | 28 Jan 02

What will come of China in the WTO and a world without quotas? With China’s entry into the WTO and the final phase-out of quotas scheduled for 2005, sourcing strategy is a heightened priority for manufacturers, brand marketers and retailers. Bobbin taps into their current plans and perspectives on the future.


AUSTRALIA: Quiksilver Catches The Movex Wave just-style.com | 25 Jan 02

Quiksilver, one of Australia's largest lifestyle clothing companies, has signed a deal for Intentia's Movex collaborative enterprise applications. Movex will be deployed across Quiksilver's Australian operations, which include design, merchandising, distribution, sales and finance functions.


Investment itineraries for 2002 Bobbin Publishing Group | 21 Jan 02

Top executives from a wide range of leading apparel and soft goods firms reveal their top investment plans for 2002 in this eye-opening feature. Executives representing a diverse mix of apparel and soft goods enterprises were asked about their plans for information technology, capital expenditures and other outlays in the year ahead. Here is what they had to say.


USA: Quiksilver In TV Channel Deal just-style.com | 16 Jan 02

Leading surfwear and sportswear designer, Quiksilver Inc, has agreed a deal to create a television channel showing action sports as it looks to boost its marketing spectrum.

The California-based company, whose brands include Roxy and Hawk, is to create a sports channel with TVN Entertainment Corp, a digital content licensing, programming and distribution firm.


USA: Quiksilver To Launch Young Men's Shoe Line just-style.com | 7 Jan 02

Quiksilver Inc, which makes surfing and snowboarding clothing and accessories, announced on Monday it plans to launch a new shoe line for young men. The California-based firm's decision follows the success of its popular Roxy brand, with executive vice president, Steve Tully, saying the new line will offer something different than the typical skateboard tennis shoe.


USA: Sports Firm Tare7 Appoints General Manager, Apparel just-style.com | 17 Dec 01

Tare7, owner of the airwalk, genetic, and ripzone USA brands, has named John Vance as general manager of apparel. In his new role at T7, Vance will be responsible for the entire product process as well as leading strategic direction for all apparel brands. Most recently, Vance served as president and CEO of California-based surf company The Realm.


USA: Back-To-School Shopping Spend Rises In S. California - Survey just-style.com | 2 Aug 01

Southern California consumers are optimistic about the economy's future, and will be demonstrating that enthusiasm by spending at least the same amount or more this year on back-to-school shopping versus last year, according to the "2001 Back-to-School Shopping Outlook Survey - Southern California," a study released today by Deloitte & Touche LLP.


USA: Quiksilver Promotes Bussiere just-style.com | 17 Jul 01

Bob McKnight, Quiksilver chief executive officer, announced the appointment of Bill Bussiere to executive vice president of Wintersports, Mervin Manufacturing, Hawk Clothing and Wetsuits. "Bill is a vital part of our management team and the company is fortunate to have his experience and counsel," said McKnight. In his expanded role, Bussiere will oversee all general management for each of the brands.


USA: Youth Clothing Is Growth Market just-style.com | 5 Jul 01

There maybe a slowdown in the general economy but fashion-conscious fickle teenagers are keeping the clothing market afloat. Cash-rich youngsters are ploughing most of the money they earn in their part-time jobs in shops and restaurants back into the clothing industry. Research carried out by Harris Interactive has revealed that the bulk of their earnings - 75 per cent for girls and 52 per cent for boys - is spent on clothing.


USA: Financial Round Up just-style.com | 8 Mar 01

Shoe Carnival Reports February Sales; Total Sales Increased 20.6 Per Cent Shoe Carnival Inc has reported that sales for the four-week period ended March 3, 2001 increased 20.6 per cent to $30.6m from sales of $25.4m for the four-week period ended February 26, 2000. Comparable store sales decreased 2.8 per cent for the month versus a 4.7 per cent increase in the comparable four-week period last year.


USA: Wetsuit Sales Up On Growing Sales And Innovations just-style.com | 8 Mar 01

Technological advancements and surfing's growing participant base are spurring unprecedented wetsuit sales nationwide. Recent improvements in the elasticity and heat retention of materials, improved manufacturing techniques and a significant increase in the number of juniors and children entering the sport contributed to an estimated 700,000 units sold in 2000.


AUSTRALIA: Surfwear Loses Its Place On The Cutting Edge just-style.com | 15 Feb 01

Twelve-to 25-year-olds are flocking to those brands aligning themselves with the newest, extreme sports, such as skate and moto-x, with the traditional surf market being labelled as boring. Tony Carroll, the 21-year-old moto-x star from Queensland, said: "Surfwear to me these days is boring."


USA: Quiksilver To Open Another 30 Stores just-style.com | 1 Feb 01

Sportswear maker Quiksilver Inc said it plans to open as many as 30 stores in 2001 as it boosts its capital expenditures, the Los Angeles Times reported. The California-based company estimated its capital expenditures at $18m to $22m, an increase from $16.4m last year, when Quiksilver focused expansion on stores and in-store shops, and adding computer equipment.


USA: Gadzooks Launches Candie's Junior Swimwear just-style.com | 25 Jan 01

Gadzooks Inc has announced that it has launched Candie's Junior Swimwear in all Gadzooks specialty retail stores. The exclusive license agreement between Candie's Inc and Gadzooks began with junior sportswear in October 2000 and now includes junior swimwear for 2001.


USA: Quiksilver Launches Golf Line just-style.com | 17 Jan 01

Quiksilver has launched a new golf division in partnership with John Ashworth, co-founder of the Ashworth golf apparel company. "For quite some time we have been analyzing the best way for Quiksilver to enter the golf apparel business. When John originally approached us, we decided to lend him a hand and provide him access to our resources. Now that we've both had time to evaluate this opportunity, we've decided to join forces," said  Robert B. McKnight, chairman and CEO of Quiksilver.


USA: Quiksilver, Inc Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2000 Operating Results just-style.com | 21 Dec 00

Quiksilver, Inc (NYSE: ZQK ), today announced operating results for the fourth quarter and full year ended October 31, 2000. The company's consolidated net sales for the fourth quarter of financial year 2000 increased to $151,610,000 a rise of 21.8 per cent compared to financial year 1999 consolidated net sales of $124,499,000.


USA: Quiksilver Rises To Buy Rating Jane Mallin | 30 Aug 00

Investment banker First Security Van Kasper has initiated coverage on Quiksilver Inc (NYSE:ZQK) ($15 3/8) with Buy Rating and 12-month price target of $27.Jennifer Black, apparel analyst for the investment bank and private brokerage, said: "We are initiating coverage on Quiksilver, Inc with a Buy rating and EPS estimates of $1.37 for FY00 and $1.68 for FY01. The company has implemented a number of impressive growth initiatives, which should drive strong top- and bottom-line improvements over the next few years." It has been a profitable year for Quiksilver. In June the board and surf brand announced net sales increases of 10.9 per cent and a 16.1 per cent rise in net income. Robert B. McKnight, chairman of the board and CEO, commented at the time: "This represents the twelfth consecutive quarter of double digit bottom line expansion over the past four years."Quiksilver has also bought the Australian owner of the worldwide trademark rights to the Quiksilver brand name, acquired the Gotcha license for Europe and the Hawk brand this year. In July the company announced the launch of a new women's wear range called "Alex Goes", which will be available for Spring 2001."Quiksilver has stood the test of time in a competitive specialty retail environment, and we expect it to continue doing so going forward. In our view, this is a primary reason that Quiksilver has maintained its position as a major competitor in the "board and surf" apparel industry, and we believe that it is poised for a bright and successful future," Ms Black concluded.


USA: Quiksilver Completes Acquisition of Australian Trademark Owner Company Press Release | 1 Aug 00

Quiksilver, Inc (NYSE: ZQK) has completed the acquisition of Quiksilver International Pty Ltd, the Australian owner of the worldwide trademark rights to the Quiksilver brand name. Quiksilver, Inc has owned the Quiksilver trademark in the United States, Mexico and Puerto Rico since 1986. Quiksilver International Pty Ltd has granted a total of 17 license/distribution agreements including those for Quiksilver Inc's current export businesses in Canada, Central and South America and for its European subsidiary, Na Pali. Other significant agreements are with licensees in Australia, Japan, South Africa, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Indonesia, Korea and Turkey (Eastern Europe), several of which have been Quiksilver licensees for over 20 years. Robert B. McKnight, Jr, chairman and chief executive officer of Quiksilver, Inc, said: "We are pleased to have completed this major transaction which will allow us to truly become a dominant global force within the youth market. The pieces are now in place and we look forward to capitalizing on the opportunities that lie ahead."Quiksilver's primary focus is apparel for young men and young women under the Quiksilver, Quiksilver Roxy, Raisins and Radio Fiji labels. Quiksilver also manufactures apparel for boys (Quiksilver Boys), girls (Teenie Wahine and Raisins Girls), men (QS Silver Edition) and women (Leilani), as well as snowboards, snowboard boots and bindings under the Lib Technologies, Gnu and Bent Metal labels. Distribution is primarily in the United States and Europe and is based in surf shops and specialty stores that endeavor to provide an outstanding retail experience for their customers.


USA: New Women's Line From Quiksilver Company Press Release | 31 Jul 00

Quiksilver, Inc (NYSE: ZQK) today announced the launch of a new contemporary women's line, 'Alex Goes'. The 30-piece line will be available for Spring 2001 delivery and will preview at the MAGIC tradeshow this August. Robert B McKnight, Jr, Quiksilver's chairman and chief executive officer said: "Building on Quiksilver's boardsport heritage, 'Alex Goes' combines fashion with an active lifestyle and creates basic pieces that carry their own distinct identity," McKnight continued. "This line will fill a niche in our marketplace, so that we will now be able to offer clothing for nearly every consumer demographic.""The 'Alex Goes' line is designed by Lissa Zwahlen, vice president of women's design for Quiksilver and Roxy design director for the past nine years. Zwahlen commented, "This line is created for the active woman who wants function built into fashion pieces. Alex Goes was designed as a 'kit-of-parts' that create a multi-purpose wardrobe for the girl on the go." Alex Goes is a contemporary line sized 2-12 and geared to the active woman age 25-40. The line will be sold into boutiques and resort stores as well as existing Quiksilver accounts. Quiksilver, Inc designs, produces and distributes clothing, accessories and related products for active-minded people and develops brands that represent a casual lifestyle - driven from a boardriding heritage. Quiksilver's authenticity is evident in its innovative products, events and retail environments across the globe. Quiksilver's primary focus is apparel for young men and young women under the Quiksilver, Quiksilver Roxy, Raisins and Radio Fiji labels. Quiksilver also manufactures apparel for boys (Quiksilver Boys), girls (Teenie Wahine and Raisins Girls), men (QS Silver Edition) and women (Leilani), as well as snowboards, snowboard boots and bindings under the Lib Technologies, Gnu and Bent Metal labels. Distribution is primarily in the US and Europe.


USA: Quiksilver, Inc. Reports 2000 Second Quarter and Six Months Operating Results Company Press Release | 7 Jun 00

Quiksilver, Inc. (NYSE:ZQK), today announced operating results for the second quarter and six months ended April 30, 2000. Consolidated net sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2000 increased 10.9% to $142,139,000 as compared

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