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 August 2010
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Cover Story:
Guess Gets IT Right
08/10/2010
Author: Masha Zager, Contributing Writer, Apparel
Beneath the fashion is an extraordinarily complex business operation. Apparel checks in with CIO Mike Relich to find out what makes it work.
Editor's Note:
The Customer? Still King
08/10/2010
Author: Jordan K. Speer
With back-to-school underway and Black Friday just around the corner, retailers are gearing up for the busiest time of the year amidst fairly bleak national health reports and moment-by-moment uncertainty about what the future holds.
The Market:
If The Suit Fits
08/10/2010
Author: By Christian Chensvold
Online Made-to-Measure Suitmakers Tout an Entry-Level Custom Experience.
Retail Intelligence: Case Study:
Kellwood Fine-Tunes Customer Communications with CRM
08/11/2010
Author: By Masha Zager
For its high-end Vince brand, Kellwood uses Epicor's CRM solution to create a personal shopping experience.
Retail Intelligence: In Brief:
Arborwear Selects Knotice for Highly Targeted Email Marketing
08/10/2010
Arborwear, a national retailer of tree climbing gear, has selected Knotice's Concentri® EmailPlus to improve the targeting and segmentation of its email marketing communications.
Lilly Pulitzer Launches Mobile Website with Digby
08/10/2010
As part of a key company initiative to increase availability and convenience for its shoppers, Lilly Pulitzer last month launched its first-ever mobile website, which it reports is compatible with all web-enabled mobile phones and optimized for the iPhone and Android devices.
Sports Authority Selects Allurent to Boost E-Commerce
08/10/2010
Athletic equipment retailer Sports Authority has selected Allurent on Demand (AoD) to add interactive shopping experiences to its core e-commerce website, www.SportsAuthority.com, and other related brand sites.
Urban Outfitters Selects Starmount to Develop Mobile Point-of-Sale
08/10/2010
Starmount has signed an agreement with global retailer Urban Outfitters Inc. to develop an in-store mobile point-of-sale (POS) application for the company.
Concept-to-Spec: In Brief:
Datacolor Offers Color Assurance with Introduction of Guardian
08/10/2010
Datacolor has introduced Guardian, which it says is the next generation instrument monitoring technology and unique predictive maintenance program for Datacolor's high-end spectrophotometers.
Online Fashion Retailer Bonobos Selects Gerber Technology's YuniquePLM
08/10/2010
Gerber Technology has announced that the fast-growing internet retailer Bonobos Inc. has selected the YuniquePLM product lifecycle management (PLM) software solution for implementation at its New York headquarters.
Fiber-to-Fabric:
Uniforms 2.0: High Tech, High Performance, High Functionality
08/10/2010
Author: By Amy Roach Partridge
Across the uniform industry, technology is helping manufacturers offer garments with increased functionality, safety and comfort.
Fiber-to-Fabric: In Brief:
ADVANSA Adds UPF to ThermoCool
08/10/2010
ADVANSA has introduced Thermo°Cool with UPF to offer sun protection to consumers.
U-Long Selects SmartSilver Antimicrobial Protection
08/10/2010
NanoHorizons Inc., a provider of nanoscale performance additives for textile, health care and industrial applications, has announced that U-Long High-Tech Textile has chosen its SmartSilver antimicrobial for its performance textiles.
Issue Article:
Destination Maternity's New CAD System is a Perfect Fit
08/10/2010
Author: By Stacey Kusterbeck, Apparel Contributing Writer
Destination Maternity's pattern design team is thriving after switching to an OptiTex system that allows it to play on its strengths and create a diverse product line of on-trend apparel.
Western Glove Works Selects PLM System from Centric
08/10/2010
Western Glove Works, the Canadian-based manufacturer of denim brands Silver Jeans and 1921 Jeans and the operator of the Bootheel Trading Co. by Sheryl Crow apparel division, has selected Centric Software to provide its product lifecycle management (PLM) system.

 


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6/24/2014 11:00:00 AM (EST)
Moderator:
Susan Nichols, Publisher, Apparel Magazine
Panelists:
Ron Klein, "Total Retail" Service Leader, PwC Advisory
Annabelle Hoover, Director of Customer Service, North America, BROOKS SPORTS, INC.
Marie-Pascale Authie, Solution Consultant, Infor Fashion
Bob McKee, Industry Strategy Director, Infor Fashion
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5/13/2014 11:00:00 AM (EST)
Moderator:
Susan Nichols, Publisher, Apparel Magazine
Panelists:
Rich Pedott, Partner, Columbus Consulting
Peter Charness, SVP America’s & CMO, TXT MAPLE LAKE
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The Reinvention of B2B eCommerce The Reinvention of B2B eCommerce
5/1/2014
Online sales and marketing vehicles are one of the most important channels fashion has for engaging with customers, but optimizing the value of your electronic interactions can be a complex undertaking. Front-end websites must be user-friendly and smart, but just as critical is tight integration to the back office systems used to produce, manage, and control the products you sell. If you cannot create an online platform that delivers across all fronts, you’re missing critical opportunities to engage with customers, increase sales, and extend your market reach across global time zones. Read this White Paper – authored by Bob McKee, Infor Industry Strategy Director, where he will share insights into the eCommerce market and just how Fashion companies can deliver on a 24/7 sales economy.

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Benefit-Based Promotions: How to Capture Real Value Without Giving Away the Store Benefit-Based Promotions: How to Capture Real Value Without Giving Away the Store
5/1/2014
L.E.K. Consulting discusses how retailers can avoid promotional traps by using the benefit-based promotional strategy to garner higher same-store sales and more profitable and incremental sales.
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