Posts tagged as Rip Curl

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    Wednesday, October 8th 2014

    Rip Curl rides growth wave

    by Markus Huber

    In its financial year 2013-14 ended June 30, Australian board sports company Rip Curl lifted its total sales by 7.8 percent to 429.6 million Australian dollars (€298.4 million) compared with last year. Net profit was up by 63 percent to AUD 23.3 million (€16.2 million). Earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortization (Ebitda) is said […]

  • Thursday, April 4th 2013

    Rip Curl partners with Woolmark


    As odd as this may sound, Rip Curl has partnered with The Woolmark Company to produce a selection of wool garments for Mick Fanning, the former Australian surfing champion. The collection includes a Woolmark-certified merino wool wetsuit poncho, designed to be worn as an overgarment, providing warmth and insulation before and after wearing a wetsuit. […]

  • Thursday, February 21st 2013

    Wilco Prins is new chief of Rip Curl in Europe

    by Markus Huber

    Brian Singer, chief executive and founder of Rip Curl, has appointed Wilco Prins chief of the boardsports brand’s European operations. He replaces Olivier Cantet, who led Rip Curl Europe for ten years and decided to leave the company a few weeks ago, largely for personal reasons. The 36-year-old Prins has been with the company for […]

  • Monday, January 14th 2013

    Rip Curl loses its CEO


    Olivier Cantet is resigning as global chief executive of Rip Curl and head of its European operations after ten years with the Australian brand of surfwear. He does not want to say anything about his plans at this stage. The 47-year-old French manager says he is leaving on good terms and by mutual consent, partly […]

  • Monday, December 3rd 2012

    Rip Curl resumes growth in Europe


    Rip Curl reports a slightly improved operating profit on a 15 percent increase in its global sales to more than 400 million Australian dollars (€320 million) for the financial year ended last June 30.  A big drop in Europe was compensated by sales growth in other parts of the world. Notably, double-digit increases were recorded in […]

  • Tuesday, September 18th 2012

    Rip Curl studying offers


    Rip Curl has hired Bank of America Merrill Lynch to study unsolicited investment offers from several international companies. The news comes just after a second bid for Billabong International, as reported last week, indicating that investors are avid to buy into companies that may have been exposed to the weakness of Australian consumption. However, Rip Curl […]

  • Monday, June 11th 2012

    After a big drop, Rip Curl slims down in Europe


    With its European sales expected to decline by about 25 percent for the financial year ending this month, Rip Curl is streamlining its European operations in terms of staff, stores and product offerings. The Australian surf brand, which is performing well elsewhere, has decided to concentrate on its more technical strengths. Rip Curl is drastically […]

  • Monday, May 7th 2012

    New general manager for Oxbow


    Baptiste Coulonque, 39, is the new general manager of Oxbow, the struggling surfwear brand owned by the Lafuma Group. He fills a void left by the departure of Matthieu Bazil at the end of 2011. Coulonque had been working at Rip Curl Europe since 2006, rising to the rank of general manager in 2009 when […]