Solereview just posted a great article that breaks down the true cost of a running shoe based on a wholesale business model. The article is very thorough and dives in to what is involved in calculating the landed costs, marketing and retail margins. The results are a bit shocking and truly highlights why many brands are choosing a direct to consumer model.
Read the full article here.
Images from Solereview
The fine folks over at A52, KNOWSHOW and Purelife Sales have organized a donation drive for those affected by the forest fires in Fort McMurray, Alberta. The trio have connected with the Executive Director of Edmonton Emergency Relief (http://www.eerss.org/) who is on the front lines in distributing clothing and various other supplies directly to those that need it.
They are hoping that CUT & SHOW readers will be able to assist with the donation drive by donating by one of two options:
OPTION 1 : Drop-Off at FX & GX Building on THURSDAY MAY 19th
• 10AM - NOON - FX BUILDNG LOADING DOCK
• NOON - 2PM - GX BUILDING LOADING DOCK
A few days ago, we received an email notice from Take Five Trading that they will be merging with Supra Distribution. The email states that they “are confident that together Supra and Take Five (will) create one of the strongest distribution companies in our industry. As a team, Supra and Take Five will strive to provide great product and outstanding customer service.”
Although the email doesn’t mention any brands specifically, it sounds like the Take Five brands are moving over to the new Supra company and Take Five will operate as a sales agency with focus on “premier lifestyle brands.”
To contact Take Five or Supra, please ...
The folks over at the KNOWSHOW just opened up retailer registration for their summer show. The show runs July 20-22 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. For more information about the KNOWSHOW, please see their event listing on CUT & SHOW.
[May 6, 2016] Whistler, BC
Sandbox, the rider-owned, rider-driven helmet and eyewear brand, is excited to announce the addition of Jeff Martino as Global Sales Director. Martino brings over 20 years of action sports sales experience with some of the industry's most successful companies, and adds dedicated Sales focus to the growing Sandbox brand.
Kevin Sansalone, owner and founder of Sandbox said of the announcement, “Jeff is my kind of industry man, he gets the job done while having a ton of fun along the way. That balance is at the root of the Sandbox brand. We’re building our business on a solid foundation of great products and strong relationships. Jeff ...
Former Sales & Marketing Manager of DISH & DUER Jeans and friend of CUT & SHOW, Steven Sal Debus, just dropped his latest project on Kickstarter.
The Saldebus Jean Hanger is, you guessed it, a hanger for your jeans. Steven has reengineered the dreaded shirt-hanger-used-to-hang-your-jeans problem that many consumers (and sales reps) fight with daily.
Head over to Steven’s kickstarter and order some hangers for your store or showroom.
Best of luck Steven! - Although at the time of writing this, he has passed his goal of $20,000 and is approaching $25,000.
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PARKSHOWEXPO to Debut in 2017, Reinventing the Business of Canadian Fashion
Calgary to host first of its kind fashion tradeshow with the industry’s top talent and biggest brands.
On April 4, 2016 the founders of PARKSHOWEXPO (PSE) held a media launch at The Nash restaurant, announcing the debut of one of the most signi cant bi-annual fashion events in Western Canada.
From Feb 27 – March 1, 2017 Calgary will host PARKSHOWEXPO, the inaugural Canadian fashion tradeshow and showcase for buyers, retailers, designers, brands and consumers. This event will bring together the nation’s fashion industry under one roof for an ...
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(Montreal, QC)– May 5th, 2016 Reef Canada is proud to announce that effective immediately, I’M MAC SALES, under the direction of Phil MacMillan, will be representing Reef for Ontario. “Adding I’M MAC SALES to our team represents a key step in ensuring Reef continues to provide strong sales and marketing support to our retail partners in Ontario. Having Phil on board will allow us to continue to deliver best in class service as well as strengthen partnerships with our retailers by highlighting the strengths of the Reef brand across all categories” highlighted Carl Bissonnette, Sales and Marketing Manager for Reef Canada.