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Quiksilver, Inc. (NYSE:ZQK) today announced operating results for the fiscal 2013 second quarter ended April 30, 2013.

“We recently announced a multi-year profit improvement plan designed to enhance the performance of our three flagship brands, Quiksilver, Roxy and DC, and accelerate our path to sustained profitable growth,” said Andy Mooney, President and Chief Executive Officer of Quiksilver, Inc. “With a reorganized management structure and our new    …  More

The state’s ski industry rebounded this season for the second-best season on record as more than 4.5 million skiers and snowboarders hit the slopes of the state’s 18 resorts.

The 4,513,041 skier and snowboarder visits represented a 16 percent increase over the dismal 2011-12 season, the Vermont Ski Areas Association reported Tuesday at its annual meeting in Stowe.

This season was the best season since   …  More

The U.S. surf/skate industry saw $6.07 Billion in retail sales for all channels in 2012. Results from the 2012 Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) Specialty Retail Distribution Study, a third-party research study conducted by the Leisure Trends Group (LTG) and commissioned by SIMA, show core product categories holding strong as specialty retailers remain optimistic about the future.

The 2012 SIMA Specialty Retail Distribution Study focuses on a detailed look at the core surf and skate specialty retail market. This core channel captured   …  More

As the industry awaits news of Billabong’s sale, a deal is looking less and less likely. Today news broke in the Australian that Billabong is selling its Canadian retail operations including the 70-store chain West 49, which it bought for $91 million in 2010.

Included in the package will also be six Billabong stores, 18 of its Amnesia stores, and   …  More