SurfStitch is restructuring its European operations. The Australian online surfwear retailer will close down its eponymous site to focus on Surfdome, which it acquired from Quiksilver six months ago. Surfdome had 25 million visitors last year, versus 6.7 million for SurfStitch Europe. The company is also planning to shut down its 6,000-square-meter distribution center in Hossegor, France, according to reports in The Sydney Morning Herald. SurfStitch bought Billabong International's 51 percent stake in SurfStitch.com and Billabong's North American online business, Swell.com, last August, and acquired Quiksilver's European online business Surfdome in November. A month later, SurfStitch made its debut on the Sidney Stock Exchange.

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