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Rip Curl

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Price hikes not the only way to deal with inflation, KMD Brands CEO says

Michael Daly says the company that owns Kathmandu, Rip Curl and Oboz can deal with inflation in other ways, such as nego...

Kathmandu’s first-half sales improve as restrictions ease

Kathmandu Holdings has reported a strong first half despite disruptions from the Omicron outbreak, with the Kathmandu an...

Kathmandu hires international team to lead expansion

Kathmandu has also set up showrooms across Germany, France, UK and Canada.

Kathmandu’s sales, supply chain hurt in first quarter

Group CEO Michael Daly said the business continues to feel the impact of Covid-19 lockdowns.

Kathmandu Group rebounds in FY22 despite lockdown, supply chain impacts

The group ended the year with a underlying net profit of $64 million – more than double what was achieved during FY20.

Retail appointments for the week

Online marketplace StockX appoints first female board member; Rip Curl gets new CEO; KFC Asia’s chief marketing officer ...

Kathmandu cuts expectations short as lockdowns bite

The Group has 40 stores shuttered in NSW and a further 26 closed in Western Australia.

Why Rip Curl is barrelling into sustainable surfwear

With the recent announcement of a wetsuit recycling program, Rip Curl is looking at other ways it can be kinder to the p...

Rip Curl launches wetsuit recycling program

Recycled rubber will be repurposed for use in the safety attenuation layer of soft fall matting used at playgrounds and ...

Surf’s up: How Rip Curl offset the impact of store closures, travel bans

Strong demand for surf products helped Rip Curl's owner Kathmandu Holdings lift its first-half sales despite the ongoing...

Rip Curl buoys Kathmandu through first half

Earnings for the half are expected to hit between $47 million and $49 million.

Kathmandu profit plummets as customers stay inside

Lockdown restrictions enacted during FY20 hit many clothing retailers hard, and Kathmandu is no exception.

Rip Curl acquisition takes Kathmandu into summer

The outdoor retailer is set to become a major player in surfwear.

Kathmandu shareholders vote to acquire Rip Curl

More than 99.9 per cent of shareholders voted in favour.

Kathmandu raises $90 million for Rip Curl acquisition

Outdoor retailer completes first stage of equity raising in less than 48 hours.

A rocky future ahead for Aussie retailers

Iconic Aussie brands – Oroton and Billabong – both face an uncertain future. Where did it all go wrong?

Melbourne investor snaps up another Sunshine Coast strip

Family makes third investment in 12 months.

Rip Curl accused of ‘slave-labour’ practices

Australian label accused of selling clothing made under harsh labour practices in North Korea.

Surf’s up

Surfwear retailers find a more favourable tide with profitability and sales outlook improving.

Profit swells for Rip Curl

Aussie surfwear maker sees profits surge due to strong growth in Asia and America.