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SBC Business Winter 2013 Issue Out Now

Jan 23, 2013

Author: MIke P.

Our Winter 2013 tradeshow issue is now available. 176 pages of industry news, retail surveys, buyer’s guides and cutting edge industry stories.

The marvelous mad world of Mervin. Three decades of domestic manufacturing and the mavericks who made and broke the mould. A feature story on the owners of Mervin Mike Olson and Pete Saari.

How did Nixon build and accessory brand worth half a billion dollars? Timing is everything. Nixon owner’s Chad DiNenna and Andy Laats walk us through the start up and incredible success of the most successful accessory brand in action sports.

PD's punk Reign, 35 years of Skull Skates. Vancouver based Skull Skateboards has been an integral part of the sport since before it was referred to as a sport. Owner PD runs this brand his own way. We explore over three decades of skateboarding and punk rock.

In “State Of The Pro Model” SBC Business explores the trend of dwindling pro model snowboard sales and how it could impact our industry and sport in the moving forward.

Our upfront news section has 30 plus pages of insider action sports news, rep profiles, how-to pieces and much much more.

The always-anticipated Retail Survey is the most comprehensive poll of Canadian retailers available. We ask question and survey retailers on products they are planning on buying for the following season. In this issue we survey 136 respected and reputable stores from across the country.

Our new and vastly improved buyer's guide features everything you’ll want to buy for fall 2013. Unique and detailed previews of Snowboards, Boots, bindings, Goggles and helmets for winter 2014.


NEWS - MOST READ

Burton Partners with Ski-Doo
Oct 2, 2014
Valcourt, Québec, September 22, 2014 - BRP ’s Ski-Doo brand is partnering with Burton Snowboards , the world’s leading...
Coastal Riders' Scott Fierbach
Oct 8, 2014
For our semi-annual retail survey we reach out to shop owners, buyers and managers of over 130 influential, independent shops across Canada to...
Pacific Boarder Winter Launch
Sept 25, 2014
Last night, Pacific Boarder hosted its second annual winter launch event in Vancouver. With hundreds of snow lovers flowing through the store,...
Quiksilver loses VSTR Lawsuit
Jul 23, 2013
Quiksilver has lost a court case involving an infringement charge with the VSTR brand endorsed by champion surfer Kelly Slater. A California...
FBOMB to Distribute Insight in Canada
Sept 26, 2014
In the wake of the announcement that Australian apparel brand Insight had been acquired by Bleach Group Inc . following the financial backing...
V-Plate: Modern Bindings on Vintage Boards
Oct 15, 2014
Thanks to online auctions and social media , vintage snowboards are making their way from the dusty garages of the world, and into the hands of...
My Job: Vans Canada's Mike Strato
Oct 10, 2014
Mike Strato, Western Canadian Visual Merchandiser, Vans Find out what a Visual Merchandiser does, and how Vancouver's Mike Strato got in the...
World Industries Dumps Flame Boy And Wet Willy
Jun 1, 2012
After almost 20 years of entertaining us with their wacky nutty adventures the World Industries characters, Flame Boy and Wet Willy will be...
Quiksilver In Quicksand
Jun 3, 2014
First Kelly, now this? Not good news over at Quiksilver. The parent company to Quiksilver, DC and Roxy reported a net loss swelling to...
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