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  • Quiksilver Update: After The Wipe-Out, Not Much Left For Shareholders [View article]
    Problems:
    1.Soloman purchase and debt that sank Quiksilver!
    2. ROXY: H&M and Forever 21 disposable fashion!
    3. DC started with shoes inspired by Nike and Hip Hop music now they are copying Vans with Trace their new line at a $45-$60 price point! Problem is in Vulcanized Vans owns $50 and below and Nike owns $50 plus....they had sell in but low sell thru.
    The rest is history!
    Jul 27, 2015. 11:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Don't Try To Time The Bottom At Pacific Sunwear Of California [View article]
    Pacsun started failing when it had a 50/50 gender split store footprint in 2008 when women's business fell 70% and Men's 30%, coupled with disposable fashion retailers H&M and Forever21 forcing them from a 30% private label to 50%+ Private and licenced labels. Add in Zumiez successful market share gains in action sports forcing Pacsun to go more mainstream. Perfect storm!
    Jul 7, 2015. 11:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Digital Domain (DDMG -5.3%), crushed on Wednesday after defaulting on its debt, is unveiling a major restructuring. Chairman/CEO John Textor has resigned from all positions with the company, and DDMG plans to shut down its Port St. Lucie, FL special-effects studio, which only in June got a very favorable newspaper write-up. The company's California and Vancouver studios will keep running. [View news story]
    It is sad when a vision is not reached!
    Sep 7, 2012. 02:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pacific Sunwear Skating Ahead Of Zumiez And Tilly's In Recent Facebook Likes [View article]
    It's a long road back!
    May 22, 2012. 02:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can PacSun Surf Back To Profitability In Its Competition With Zumiez? [View article]
    Just look at the footprint. PacSun has done all it can do to clean itself up...I wish them the best with the numbers next week. Especially the girls business.
    May 12, 2012. 11:09 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can PacSun Surf Back To Profitability In Its Competition With Zumiez? [View article]
    If your looking for trends go back to 13 to 17 year olds they buy
    all the authentic brands in surfing, skateboarding, moto X, snowboarding, BMX and Wake. So if Zumiez has those Brands and customers it's a fit. Girls at Pac Sun have left the store that was one of the reasons for the big lack of sales in the last 4 years it Continues!
    18 to 24 year olds at Pacsun are less about Skateboarding, surfing ect ect they just want to look like that lifestyle so they fall into the fashion area. And Fashions are fickle!
    May 11, 2012. 09:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can PacSun Surf Back To Profitability In Its Competition With Zumiez? [View article]
    Look at the floor plan PS 1/2 girls 1/2 boys. Girls business fell how much? Boys business fell by how? over the last 4 years?
    Girls left for H&M and Forever 21... fashion was the key not surf wear.
    Your statement on Skateboards is correct for the 13-17 year olds and Action Sports. Pac Sun is a wanna be store not core!
    Look at the Zuniez floor plan and merch.
    May 10, 2012. 08:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can PacSun Surf Back To Profitability In Its Competition With Zumiez? [View article]
    By the numbers tell you that Pacsun is in trouble! Pacsun and Zumiez are two different animals. Your still trying to figure it out what the difference is by looking at the numbers when it has nothing to do with the numbers. But the size of the store, the breakdown of male and female mech, and the brand position of Zumiez the hard core store in the mall. Yes that means they carry hard goods like skateboards, snowboards ect Clothes and shoes. Different then Pacsun.
    May 8, 2012. 07:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Reasons To Consider DreamWorks Animation [View article]
    The animation market is very strong and DWA has preformed quite well over the last 12 years. Today is a different day with both Universal/ Illumination having very low cost production (French animation 65 million) and great results at the box office, Paramount now doing their own animation, Disney/Pixar going strong and FOX doing their own.
    You have to look at where is DWA going to be successful with stories, distribution and production. The market is crowded and I have not seen them breaking out with great stories or creativity.
    Apr 9, 2012. 03:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dreamworks To Render In Real Time, Speed Up Animation Work 50 Times [View article]
    Still have to tell a great story!
    Nov 20, 2011. 01:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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