| In This Issue|
| Magazine Sections|
|Cross-Channel Retailing: How today's shopper is changing the retail experience|
Author: Lisa Feigen Dugal, Ian Kahn and Ron Klein
With the ability to shop anywhere at any time with any device, consumers are demanding excellence and consistency at every turn and are challenging retailers and brands to keep up.
|No Risk, No Reward|
Author: Susan S. Nichols
|Ralph Lauren Focuses on 'Merchantainment'|
The iconic brand will tell you it doesn't just sell clothes, it sells dreams — that it's a brand focused on creating stories. Lately, those stories are springing off the screen — and off the sides of a few buildings — with the help of technology that sets the company squarely in the modern age.
|Retail Intelligence: Case Study:|
|The Secret of Love Culture's Success |
Love Culture's combination of trendy styles, low prices and appealing store environments has inspired a legion of devoted fans. Now the company has embarked on a major expansion program — and brought in some software heavy hitters to help.
|To Optimize Inventory, Try Intensive Supply Chain Cost Management|
Author: William Atkinson
When it comes to apparel supply chain management, common sense would dictate that cost reduction always is a good idea. But while trimming expenses is the right choice for some brands, others are finding that cost increases are more effective in achieving both short- and long-term efficiencies and profitability.
PLUS: Vendor Viewpoint – Interview with Eddie Capel, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Manhattan Associates
|PLM 2.0: Achieving PLM's Promised Value|
Author: Adi Zukerman and Dave del Corral
How you use your PLM system makes all the difference.
PLUS: Vendor Viewpoint – Interview with Beth Borland, Director of Retail and Consumer Corporate Strategy, PTC
|Hunters Lie Low in High-Tech Camo|
Taking cues from video games and consumer blogs, top-notch hunting apparel brands focus on technical performance without sacrificing style.
|Fiber-to-Fabric: In Brief:|
|In Its Fifth Year, GOTS Certifies 80 Additional Facilities |
In the U.S., the number of facilities certified to GOTS increased 60 percent, from 25 to 40 facilities in 13 states.
|Lenzing, smartfiber Expand Cooperation|
|Dow Corning's Soft Hydro Guard Finish Aimed at Sports Apparel|
Dow Corning DWR-7000 Soft Hydro Guard, a silicon-based emulsion, is water-repellent without compromising softness.
|Texprocess Americas: Meeting the Needs of the Sewn Products Industry|
Attendees to the Texprocess show being held later this month will hear from a wide range of speakers and visit exhibitors representing the entire value-added apparel supply chain.