Agenda adds a one-day B2C festival experience to Long Beach event

on 04/12/2017 - 11:48 am

Hot off the heals of the successful Complex Con, the organizers of the Agenda Trade Show are adding a 3rd day to their show that will be open to the public where brands can interact with the public surrounded by musicians, art installations and cuisine.
"The Long Beach show will continue its two-day trade format on Thursday, July 13th and Friday, July 14th.
The Agenda festival will launch on Saturday, July 15th with the hours of 11:00 am – 8:00 pm. The projected 10,000 attendees will experience musical performances from both upcoming and established acts. The music, speaker and brand line-up will be announced within the coming months."
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Stern Partners Inc. announces the acquisition of Jean Machine's business and assets

on 04/12/2017 - 10:12 am

Press Release - Marketwired
VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - March 22, 2017) - Pacific West Commercial Corporation, an affiliate of Vancouver-based Stern Partners Inc., is pleased to announce the closing of its acquisition of the business and assets of Jean Machine, a leading Ontario denim and fashion retailer serving customers through its approximately 30 stores. Jean Machine will continue to operate as an independent entity, and the new owner has offered jobs to nearly all of Jean Machine's employees.
"We are excited about the long-term potential of Jean Machine and the denim and casual apparel market in Canada," said Ronald N. Stern, President of Stern Partners. "We are confident in t ...

No Limits Group Announces New Business Model in Canada

on 04/10/2017 - 05:24 pm

Earlier today, the No Limits Group announced to their staff and partners that they were making some significant changes to their current distribution model. As of 2018, No Limits Group will no longer be representing brands in Canada under a traditional distribution model and will pivot certain brands to a new hybrid model to assist them with sales, marketing and fulfilment to build out their presence in Canada.  Beginning in 2018, No Limits Group will no longer be taking an inventory position with third party brands. They will in essence, assist brands to “go direct” in Canada, along with their fulfillment partner, A52 Warehouse (a subsidiary of No Limits Group).
 
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Native Shoes Appoints New President

on 03/20/2017 - 09:13 am

Sportswear International is reporting that Native Shoes has appointed a new president. Effective immediately, Kyle Housman will take over the role from Darren Hawrish. Darren will stay on in an advisory position. 
Kyle comes from Lululemon and helped lead the charge on their expansion in Australia.
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