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 August 2010
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Cover Story:
Guess Gets IT Right
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Uniforms 2.0: High Tech, High Performance, High Functionality
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
ADVANSA has introduced Thermo°Cool with UPF to offer sun protection to consumers.
U-Long Selects SmartSilver Antimicrobial Protection
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
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
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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Solutions & Strategies for Supply Chain Assurance and Collaboration: A Retailer's Quest for a Unified Buying Cycle Solutions & Strategies for Supply Chain Assurance and Collaboration: A Retailer's Quest for a Unified Buying Cycle
P2P gaps plague retail relations with suppliers, 3rd party logistics and other partners. The impact? Escalated transaction costs per invoice, low contract compliance, longer lead times for orders, slow cash-cash conversion cycles, increased chargebacks and vendor dissatisfaction. A major opportunity exists for streamlining one vision of an integrated purchase order and creating a unified buy­ing cycle for the retailer, supply chain partners and the overall network. Retail industry analyst Sahir Anand from Edgell Knowledge Network describes how to create a single view and vision for orders and supply chain transactions - from source to settlement to sale - across any channel.
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How Retailers Can Own the Google Results Page How Retailers Can Own the Google Results Page
As a retailer, you’re constantly vying to attract shoppers on a search engine results page (SERP). ChannelAdvisor’s eBook highlights the components of the Google SERP and offers tips on how to use them to boost your presence.
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