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 December 2005
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All-Star Salute: Apparel Recognizes 10 Award-Winning Firms
12/01/2005
Apparel All-Star Award winners were tapped by the Apparel editorial team for their performance against four criteria, including: a track record of growth; excellence in management; innovation; and corporate goodwill that reflects positively on the industry.
All-Star Salute: Bill Khakis - Nominated by SEAMS
12/01/2005
Author: by Staci Kusterbeck, Contributing Author
Bills Khakis is really on to something. The Reading, PA-based firm is selling World War II Army-issue-style khakis for almost $100 a pair at retail.
All-Star Salute: Chico's FAS - Nominated by [TC]2
12/01/2005
Author: by William Atkinson, Contributing Author
Chico's FAS Inc., based in Fort Myers, FL, has become one of the most successful vertically integrated retailers in the United States.
All-Star Salute: Fessler USA - Nominated by Gerber Technology
12/01/2005
Author: by Thomas J. Ryan, Contributing Author
FesslerUSA faced a crisis a decade ago when offshore sourcing picked up in Mexico and the Caribbean Basin, and major retailers told the company they would no longer buy its traditional American-made knit tops.
All-Star Salute: Gerson & Gerson (Bonnie Jean) - Nominated by TukaTech
12/01/2005
Author: by Thomas J. Ryan, Contributing Author
The good thing about making social-occasion dresses is that the category is one of the few these days that department stores haven't chosen to knock off with their own private label lines.
All-Star Salute: Grand All-Star: Columbia Sportswear
12/01/2005
Author: by Bonnie McCarthy, Contributing Author
Gert Boyle is one tough mother, and Columbia Sportswear Co. loves her for it. Last year the company her German-immigrant parents founded in 1938 in Portland, OR, surpassed the billion-dollar mark in sales.
All-Star Salute: Harry Rosen Inc. - Nominated by GERS Retail Systems
12/01/2005
Author: by Thomas J. Ryan, Contributing Author
Soon after Harry Rosen opened his first store in Toronto in 1954, he began filling out note cards to record not only the purchase history but also the favorite hobbies and other personal tidbits about each client.
All-Star Salute: Jones Apparel Group - Nominated by UGS
12/01/2005
Author: by Staci Kusterbeck, Contributing Author
Jones Apparel Group is no stranger to trying the untried, and taking on huge new challenges.
All-Star Salute: Mothers Work Inc. - Nominated by Apparel Magazine
12/01/2005
Author: by Staci Kusterbeck, Contributing Author
The maternity wear sector may be a tiny one compared with other apparel categories, but it's a very stable market, and one in which the largest player, Mothers Work Inc., has found many avenues to propel its steady growth.
All-Star Salute: Redcats USA - Nominated by PTC
12/01/2005
Author: by William Atkinson, Contributing Author
Redcats USA is the U.S. division of Redcats, the home shopping division of Paris-based retail giant Pinault-Printemps-Redoute (PPR).
All-Star Salute: Stony Apparel/Great Escape - Nominated by California Fashion Association
12/01/2005
Author: by Bonnie McCarthy, Contributing Author
That's how Steve Maiman describes the corporate culture at Great Escape Mfg. Corp. and Stony Apparel Corp., the Los Angeles, CA-based companies he and partner Tony Litman founded more than two decades ago.
Event Report: Apparel Executive Forum 2005: Forum Explores Supply Chain's Future
12/01/2005
Author: by Kathleen DesMarteau, Apparel
Apparel's Executive Forum presentations provided real-world examples and leading-edge research.
Inside Apparel: Form Follows Function
12/01/2005
Author: Jordan K. Speer
It's that time of year when most of us are doing some sort of holiday shopping. Imagine that, as you set about this task, you first purchase stacks of beautiful laminated boxes, along with coordinating gift paper, ribbons and bows.

 


Discover How To Keep Up With More of Your Mobile Customers
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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Planning in the Omnichannel World with a Single View of Inventory
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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