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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

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...
Kelly Slater Leaves Quiksilver
Apr 2, 2014
  After almost a quarter century, pro surfer Kelly Slater is leaving Quiksilver. The 11-time World surfing Champion announced that he would...
Zumiez President And General Merchandising...
Mar 24, 2014
Lynn Kilbourne, President and General Merchandising Manager of Zumiez Inc. has given notice of her decision to leave the Company effective as of...
Sims Ground Breaking Snowboard Technology
Apr 4, 2012
Back in the late 80’s canting plates where introduced to snowboarding. My history is a little foggy but I believe it was someone...
NHS Wins Lawsuit Against Infringing Fashion...
Sept 6, 2013
(Designer Jeremy Scott) NHS and Santa Cruz Skatebooards along with Artists Jim and Jimbo Phillips have come out on top regarding their...
Patagonia CEO Leaves To Join Backbone Media
Apr 2, 2014
Active lifestyle public relations and media agency, Backbone Media, has hired Casey Sheahan to the newly created role of senior advisor. Sheahan...
GoGear.ca To Appear On Dragon's Den
Apr 7, 2014
Canadian flash sale website , GoGear.ca will appear on the up-coming season of the CBC hit, Dragon’s Den . GoGear founders...
Levis Cuts 800 jobs
Mar 27, 2014
The Los Angeles Times reported that the 160-year-old jean maker Levi Straus will be cutting upwards of 800 jobs as part of an effort to cut...
NHS Wins Copyright Dispute With Kyptonics
Mar 10, 2014
A product line sold by Kryptonics was a little to close to the styling of NHS’s Santa Cruz brand. NHS asserted that complete skateboards...
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Quiksilver loses VSTR Lawsuit
July 23, 2013
Quiksilver has lost a court case involving an infringement charge with the VSTR brand endorsed...
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Sims Ground Breaking Snowboard...
April 4, 2012
Back in the late 80’s canting plates where introduced to snowboarding. My history is a little...
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DC Appoints New Territory Rep for...
November 29, 2013
  DC Canada has appointed a new territory manager for Alberta, Saskatchewan and The Northwest...
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Billabong Has A Buyer For West 49
November 5, 2013
Billabong has announced that they have a buyer for the WEST 49 chain of stores. YM Inc. is a...
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The Hoverboard Is Here
March 4, 2014
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