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

The increased cost of freight and raw materials are driving up prices at Rip Curl and Oboz, where consumers in some markets could soon pay more for items such as wetsuits and hiking boots than they did a few months ago.  “All companies are facing margin pressure at the moment, and we’re certainly not immune from some of those pressures, whether they be freight or input costs,” Michael Daly, chief executive of KMD Brands, which owns Rip Curl and Oboz along with Kathmandu, said at an in

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