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Supply chain improvements to save Billabong $30m 2 Sep 2015

Australian surfwear company Billabong says it is “making good progress” in its turnaround efforts after posting its first full year profit since 2011 – and has now set its sights on yet more savings from supply chain improvements.


IN THE MONEY: Pacific Brands review may drive further divestments 14 Oct 2014

Clothing and footwear business Pacific Brands has said it will consider selling more of its brands as it continues to find ways to drive a better company performance.


“Complex” Billabong seeks simple solution 10 Dec 2013

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


Focus: Australasia key for apparel brands going global 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.


In the money: Worthless Billabong still in choppy waters 28 Aug 2013

Troubled Australian surfwear brand Billabong is attempting to move beyond recent turbulence and onto its turnaround plans, but uncertainty still remains.

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Boardriders completes Billabong acquisition 24 Apr 2018

Boardriders Inc, a global action sports and lifestyle company that owns the Quiksilver, Roxy, and DC Shoes brands, has completed its acquisition of embattled Australian surfwear brand Billabong International.


Mega cotton bollworm threatens global crops 16 Apr 2018

Researchers in Australia have discovered a cotton bollworm and corn earworm hybridization that could threaten crops globally and strip billions of dollars a year from the fibre and food industries.


Australia eco-labelling boosted by TUV Rhineland 10 Apr 2018

German inspection services group TUV Rhineland has expanded its global eco-labelling network to Australia.


Boardriders takeover gets court approval 9 Apr 2018

Embattled Australian surfwear brand Billabong has applied for its shares to be suspended from trading on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) following court approval of its acquisition by Boardriders Inc.


Billabong shareholders approve Boardriders takeover 28 Mar 2018

Shareholders of embattled Australian surfwear brand Billabong have voted in favour of an acquisition by Boardriders Inc, the global action sports and lifestyle company that owns and operates the Quiksilver, Roxy, and DC Shoes brands.


Boardriders reaffirms Billabong acquisition 23 Mar 2018

Boardriders Inc, the global action sports and lifestyle company that owns and operates the Quiksilver, Roxy, and DC Shoes brands, has reaffirmed its proposed acquisition of Billabong is in the best interest of all shareholders.


Billabong warning as widens H1 net loss 26 Feb 2018

Struggling Australian surfwear company Billabong International has warned it cannot carry on with business as usual unless a takeover by Boardriders Inc goes ahead, after it reported a wider net loss in the first half.


Australia proposes modern slavery legislation 14 Feb 2018

The Australian Government is understood to be preparing to release draft legislation proposing the introduction of a ‘modern slavery in supply chains’ reporting requirement.


Camilla picks PLM to streamline design process 26 Jan 2018

Australian fashion and lifestyle brand Camilla has invested in a product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to streamline the design process to make it easier for teams to collaborate.


Boardriders acquires Billabong International 5 Jan 2018

Boardriders Inc, a global action sports and lifestyle company that owns and operates the Quiksilver, Roxy, and DC Shoes brands, is to acquire embattled Australian surfwear brand Billabong International.