48 Results in category Press Releases

Alice + Whittles heads West * UPDATED

on 06/17/2016 - 12:06 pm

*** UPDATED (July 18) - Sofi from Alice + Whittles has just advised us that they have hired Bigtime to represent her brand in the West! Congrats to both.
Earlier this week, I was contacted by Sofi from a Canadian footwear brand called Alice + Whittles. Sofi and her partner have been in business since 2013 and have seen some great success with their brand: distribution in Holt Renfrew, Gravity Pope and Umi Boshi to name a few. 
Now comes the time in many brands life cycle, the owners are spread too thin and need to outsource their sales to experts in Western Canada. And Sofi turned to CUT & SHOW for help.
Look for an official job posting to go live ...

Slavin Raphael to Represent Biion Footwear in Canada

on 06/15/2016 - 10:33 am

Toronto, Canada (June 09, 2016) – Biion Footwear is thrilled to be adopting nationwide representation across Canada by Toronto-based agency, Slavin Raphael!
Founded in 1978, Slavin Raphael is a wholesale multi-brand sales agency representing the most sought after International apparel, footwear and accessory brands in the world. Slavin Raphael's portfolio of brands is synced with top tier multi-brand/channel retailers across Canada.
Our staff of 20 (world's best) full time sales executives service our esteemed retailers with professionalism, product knowledge, and customer service. The close relationship of our savvy sales team with committed retailers and manufacturers are w ...

Global Shoe Connection Brings Startas to Canada

on 06/15/2016 - 09:39 am

Global Shoe Connection Brings Startas footwear to Canada beginning June 2016. 
Startas canvas-top sneakers were originally designed for table tennis players with flexibility, grip, and comfort in mind. Now, Startas sneakers still have the same flexibility, grip and comfort with a whole lot more fun patterns to go along with the signature blue rubber sole and white wall detailing. Whether you like to stick to basics or prefer to have unicorns and black birds flying across your toes, there’s something for everyone.

A Symbol of Croatia
Startas are made in the same factory in Vukovar, Croatia where they were born almost 40 years ago. Over the years Start ...

Take Five Trading Merges with Supra Distribution

on 05/13/2016 - 10:55 am

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 ...

SANDBOX Welcomes Jeff Martino to the Team

on 05/06/2016 - 12:30 pm

Press Release
[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 ...

Reef Appoints New Ontario Representation

on 05/05/2016 - 10:04 am

(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.
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New Branding and Expansion Plans for Bikini Village

on 04/06/2016 - 10:31 am

According to the Retail Insider, the Quebec based swimwear retailer, Bikini Village, has revealed new store design and branding along with plans to expand operations in to Western Canada.  

“After 12 months of hard work and investment to realign the buying, strategic direction and positioning, and launching an online store, it was time to highlight a new era with a revamped logo and a new store design,” said François Roberge, President and CEO of Boutique La Vie en Rose Incorporated. “Looking in to the future, we have chosen a branding with a modern profile and a sumptuous metallic colour reminiscent of the sun, warm sand, and golden tans. The breath ...

Richer Poorer Vancouver Pop Up Shop

on 04/04/2016 - 10:10 am

Press Release - April 4, 2016
Richer Poorer has arrived in Vancouver, and brought a little sunshine (not real) and beach vibes (real) from California in their second retail pop-up shop by shoes.com. 
Richer Poorer was recently purchased by shoes.com, and is distributed by Vancouver’s No Limits Group. 
The pop-up will run from April 1st to 11th at 779 Burrard, and will feature Table Talk series with Vancouver entrepreneurs like Wings and Horns, Juice Truck, People Footwear and Reigning Champ amongst others.
Richer Poorer started from humble beginnings, and elevates inner wear such as socks, boxers and tee’s all of which can be purchased on location.&n ...

Holden, POW Gloves & Spacecraft Sold

on 03/31/2016 - 10:05 am

Shop Eat Surf just posted a press release that Holden, POW Gloves & Spacecraft have been sold.
For those keeping score, Holden was Aquired by the POW & Spacecraft parent company, POW inc in 2013. According to the press release, the brands have been split up and sold to three separate buyers.
POW Gloves was sold to Rojo Australia, a snow apparel company based in Torquay, Australia, with strong international links in the snow market globally. Rojo has retained the executive team and is working on a business-as-usual approach for all markets. POW Gloves, a leader in cold weather gloves, was fostered out of the love of snow and outdoor activities and the need for no-nonsense ha ...

Volcom Sells the Electric Brand

on 03/20/2016 - 08:20 am

Press Release
Volcom, part of Kering’s Sport & Lifestyle activities, announced today that it has sold the Electric brand via a management buyout (MBO) to a group led by Eric Crane, Electric’s Chief Executive Officer. 
The transaction, which is effective today, includes all the assets of Electric and the rights attached to the brand.  Electric, a Californian premium sports and lifestyle brand that sells accessories including sunglasses, goggles and watches, was acquired by Volcom in 2008.    About Electric Electric is a global, premium sport and lifestyle accessory brand rooted in Southern California’s rich action sports, ...