Posts tagged as vans

  • (C) Loic Benoit

    Thursday, September 24th 2015

    Titus wins this year’s Vans Shop Riot trophy

    by Markus Huber

    This year, it was the turn of Titus, the German action sports retailer, to walk away with the crown from the annual Vans Shop Riot, the footwear brand’s European skateboard contest for sales staff. The finals were held in Madrid’s Chopera Skatepark and Titus managed to defeat the Coyote Grind Lounge crew from Sweden. They […]

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    Tuesday, April 7th 2015

    Vans’ shop riot goes into the next round

    by Markus Huber

    This year’s Vans European Shop Riot will soon go into its next round to find the best skateboarders among the Old World’s store sales staff. The tour will begin in the U.K. at St. Albans’ Pioneer Skatepark from April 25-26. For competing teams, there is £3,000 (€4,074) up for grabs as well as a ticket to the […]

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    Wednesday, October 15th 2014

    Dutch team secures this year’s Vans Shop Riot title

    by Markus Huber

    Every year, Vans, the action sports footwear brand, organizes a competition to find the best skaters amongst Europe’s specialty retail sales staff. This year’s event took place last weekend, with a showdown in Aalst, Belgium, including the 2014 winners from neighboring Netherlands. Participating retailers and employees had to win local skate-offs in 15 countries before securing a ticket to Belgium. […]

  • Sunday, July 20th 2014

    VF enjoys strong growth across all regions and all brands

    by Markus Huber

    VF Corporation, the parent company of brands such as Timberland, The North Face, Vans, Eastpak, Jansport, Kipling, Smartwool and others, has issued fantastic figures for the second quarter of its 2014 financial year. Total sales rose by 8 percent to $2.4 billion compared with last year’s period. The outdoor & action sports division which comprises TNF, Timberland, Vans and other […]

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    Friday, May 23rd 2014

    Vans Shop Riot battles break out across Europe

    by Markus Huber

    On May 17 and 18, the 2014 Vans Shop Riot Series rolled into action with teams from skate shops in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and the Netherlands competing at a national level to find the best skaters in retail. The winners in Slovakia (including Czech participants) were the staff of StreetMarket CZ, followed by Picnic Skateshop and StreetMarket […]

  • vf_q1

    Monday, April 28th 2014

    Following strong Q1, VF optimistic for the year


    VF Corporation, owner of brands such as Vans, The North Face, Timberland, Eastpak and many more, improved its total sales by 6.5 percent to $2.8 billion for the first quarter (March 29) compared with the previous year. The results were again marked by a strong performance from the outdoor & action sports coalition, which increased […]

  • Tuesday, October 22nd 2013

    Vans continues to drive VF’s turnover

    by Markus Huber

    In its third quarter, VF Corporation, the owner of brands like The North Face, Jansport, Eastpak, Timberland and many more, increased its turnover by 5 percent to $3.3 billion compared with last year’s period. Operating profits were up by 6 percent to $582 million, net income soared by 11 percent to $436 million. The Outdoor […]

  • Tuesday, October 15th 2013

    Britain’s Black Sheep are Vans’ finest at this year’s Shop Riot

    by Markus Huber

    In a dramatic finish, this year’s Vans Shop Riot, a contest of the best skaters among sales staff in European skate shops, has come to an end. The best teams from across Europe met in Leeds, England, to fight it out. Black Sheep, a U.K. store, mercilessly exploited their home advantage—a distinctly partisan crowd carried […]

  • Monday, July 22nd 2013

    TNF and Vans continue to drive VF’s sales

    by Markus Huber

    In its second quarter, VF Corporation managed to increase its total sales by 4 percent to $2.2 billion, while operating profits were up by 22 percent to $206 million. The gross margin improved to 48.5 percent from 46.1 percent in the second quarter of 2012. The promising figures were again driven by the group’s Outdoor […]