Brixton Announces New Business Model in Canada

on 01/12/2016 - 10:51 am

In the ever-changing landscape of Canadian distribution, Brixton has just announced a new “direct” business model in partnership with Tiger Distribution.
The press release mentions that Brixton will open up a new Montreal based office to manage the Canadian territory - “The change will enable Brixton to be more competitive in the Canadian marketplace, and to build upon the current momentum of the brand.” 
It’s unclear who will be handling the product fulfillment and returns, but it is noted that Tiger Distribution will continue to manage sales and marketing efforts in Canada and keep the regional sales force intact.
"Brixton will retain its exist ...

Extreme Closes 8 Stores in BC & Alberta

on 01/06/2016 - 02:53 pm

Extreme has just posted on their Facebook page that they have closed 8 or their 14 location on December 31st, 2015.
The store closures are ”due to recent changes in the economy that we were unable to weather."

The post goes on to list the closed stores and list the ones that will remain open. Extreme has seen increased competition over the years in the surf, skate & snow market from retailers such as West 49, Zumiez and Journey's.
The post also mentions that the staff wasn’t given any notice of the closure. Hopefully everyone will land on their feet. Read the full post here or I have pasted it below.
We are very sad to announce ...

Brand Profile: Vitaly

on 01/04/2016 - 01:25 pm

Today we’re catching up with Shane Foran the founder of Toronto based jewelry company, Vitaly. Craving a breather from a busy work and school schedule, Shane made a pilgrimage to Ubud, a quaint Bali town teeming with craftspeople. This is where he sketched his first piece of jewelry — a two-finger ring made from black wood. When he returned to Toronto, his skateboarder, tattoo artist and DJ friends clamoured after the spare architectural pieces he brought back, so he decided to merge his business smarts with his newfound artistic outlet.
Fast-forward five years, and everyone is wearing Vitaly with about 200 fashion retailers in Canada, the US, Europe, Asia and Australia carry th ...

KNOWSHOW Registration Now Open

on 11/03/2015 - 03:31 pm

Online Registration for the Fall / Winter 2016 KNOWSHOW is now open. Access to the advance registration form will be open until Friday January 15th, 2015 at 5:00pm (PT). After that, attendees can register in person upon arrival to the show by providing a business card (or other credentials) from their company, along with ID. 
Register Now > here.