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 In This Issue
 February 2012
Magazine Sections
Cover Story:
Denim Now: The Lure of L.A. Luxury
01/28/2012
Premium denim continues its rise to prominence through a made-in-L.A. strategy that focuses on quality, fit, wash and sex appeal.
Editor's Note:
Freedom's Just Another Word for Buying from the Competition
02/01/2012
Author: Jordan K. Speer

The Market: Briefs:
Acquity Group Brings Chinese Brand to U.S. Consumers
12/22/2011
Li-Ning initially will be sold online only.
AE Outfitters Opens Stores in Egypt, Jordan and Morocco
12/22/2011
American Eagle expands its strong presence in the Middle East.
G-III to Open Calvin Klein Performance Stores in U.S. and China
12/09/2011
The product offering will include athletic and performance wear that utilizes materials and designs that enhance the lifestyle associated with women's sports and activities, including yoga, running, tennis and biking.
Nike Announces 600,000 Sq Ft Campus in Shanghai
01/09/2012
Nike's investment in developing this new centralized campus will support its long-term business growth strategy in China, where revenue grew by 35 percent in the second quarter of FY12.
Liz Claiborne Rebrands as Fifth & Pacific Cos.
01/04/2012
In the renaming effort, the company draws inspiration from New York and California.
SHC to Shutter Up to 120 Sears, Kmart Stores
01/04/2012
Sears Holdings Corporation maintains the closings are necessary to transform its business.
Bakers Footwear Inks Licensing Deal with Steve Madden
01/03/2012
Steven Madden ponies up $4 million to purchase the Wild Pair brand trademark from Bakers.
Retail Intelligence: Case Study:
Online, Offline and Everything in Between
01/19/2012
Author: Jessica Binns
Retailers are harnessing consumer enthusiasm for always-on mobile devices, which are becoming a critical component of cross-channel operations.
Retail Intelligence: In Brief:
American Apparel Selects Oracle’s ATG Web Commerce to Support Global Retail Channels
02/06/2012

Columbia Sportwear Pilots Payment Data Security Solution
02/06/2012

Consumers Show 20X Preference for Browser-based Web, Tablet and Mobile Shopping Over Apps
02/06/2012

Epicor Showcases Mobility and Multi-Channel Retail Solutions
02/06/2012

Reflexis Systems Inc. and Irisys Announce Partnership To Drive Profitability and Retail Operational Efficiency
02/06/2012

YCD Introduces New Analytics Module for Retail Stores with HP and Retalix
02/06/2012

Supply Chain:
RFID Moves Forward By Stepping Back in the Supply Chain
01/12/2012
Item-level RFID initiatives are gaining traction among retailers as well as their partners further back in the supply chain.
Supply Chain: In Brief:
SAP Encourages Serious Look at Sustainability
12/15/2011
Author: Jessica Binns
The business software enterprise unveils new tool to help companies track their products' carbon and water footprints.
Sonobond Technology Keeps Ballistic Vests Waterproof
02/06/2012

Heat Transfer Technology Available for Small-Batch Manufacturers
01/11/2012
Air Waves' SuperTone Soft Hand process can be applied to a broad range of fabrics and colors used for children wear, cottons, tri-blends, outerwear and athletic garments.
Tech Conference West Set for March 21 in L.A.
01/09/2012
The full-day event is designed to help executives strengthen their firm’s strategic direction, technology roadmap and overall competitiveness.
Sourcing & Logistics:
In Brazil, Booming Economy Boosts Apparel Business
02/01/2012
Thanks in large part to a booming explosion in the middle class, Brazil’s domestic textile and apparel industry is thriving — but companies in the South American country face challenges in becoming international enterprises.
Fiber-to-Fabric:
The New World of Cotton
01/02/2012
Sustainable cotton products could drive innovation for apparel companies.
Fiber-to-Fabric: In Brief:
North Carolina Produces USDA-Certified Organic Cotton
12/22/2011
Two farms in the southern state have grown more than 65 acres of organic cotton.
The North Face Keeps 49,000 Plastic Bottles out of Landfills
02/06/2012

INVISTA Divides Business into Eastern, Western Regions
01/10/2012
In order to foster innovation and enhance service, INVISTA's spandex business has created a new western region and eastern region to serve its global base of customers.

 


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