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Cover Story:

Top 5 Department Stores Leave Laggards in the Dust

08/03/2015 - Is there even such a thing as a ‘channel’ anymore? Department stores are in fierce competition to win and keep customers, and the ante keeps upping, as consumers shop in more places, expect quick fulfilment at the location of their choice, and increasingly expect engagement of the personalized variety.

Editor's Note:

What Flag Are You Flying?

07/28/2015 - I know many of you readers think Apparel’s offices are in the Big Apple, but we’re actually down here in Columbia, S.C. — just a few blocks from the newly Confederate-Flag-free Statehouse, which no doubt you’ve seen highlighted in the news recently, wherever you live.

Retail Intelligence:

The Upstream and Downstream Benefits of RFID

07/31/2015 - EPC-enabled RFID provides tangible benefits and results because of its ability to deliver inventory visibility — a key pillar of omnichannel retailing.

PLUS: Vendor ViewpointInterview with Peg Kastner, Vice President of Professional Services, Checkpoint Systems

INFOGRAM: PLM in a Fast-Fashion Omnichannel World

07/30/2015 - In a fast-paced fashion environment, the biggest asset fashion manufacturers have is the ability to get new ideas to consumers quickly.

Supply Chain:

How to Become a Ringleader in the Big Data Circus

07/31/2015 - The good news? Retailers have more data than ever before. The bad news? Retailers have more data than ever before.

PLUS: Vendor ViewpointInterview with Roberto Mangual, Chief Operating Officer, Simparel Inc.

Hyper-Connected Consumers Force New Demands on Supply Chains to Mitigate Risk

07/31/2015 - Always-on consumers raise the stakes when it comes to transparency. Apparel companies must rethink their operations to gain a transparent view from the back end to the consumer-facing.

PLUS: Vendor ViewpointInterview with Gary Barraco, Senior Director, Supply Chain Solutions, Amber Road

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