January 2006

Issue Article:

Concept-to-Spec In Brief - January 2006

01/01/2006 -

Time's Up for the Hourglass Research shows most dominant female form is the rectangle.

Concept-to-Spec Roundtable Report: The Speed of Color

01/01/2006 - Jordan K. Speer

Participants in Apparel's Color Management Roundtable, sponsored by Datacolor, reported steady improvements in their color processes, thanks to digital color communication and a no-nonsense approach to the lab dip process.

Fiber-to-Fabric Case Study: Bass Pro's Odor-Control Hunt

01/01/2006 - Michael D. Cole

Heavy demand for Bass Pro's odor-controlling EnduraSkin line reflects increasing consumer awareness of performance characteristics beyond the moisture-wicking realm.

Fiber-to-Fabric In Brief: January 2006

01/01/2006 -

StayTux Keeps Shirts Tucked in All Day

Letters - January 2006

01/01/2006 -

Thanks for Rewarding Experience

Premium Denim: Strong Today, Here to Stay?

01/01/2006 - Christian Chensvold

The staying power of high-end denim has been one of the greatest fashion trends in recent history. Some close to the action say they feel good about the category, despite its saturation.

Publisher's Note: A Compelling Read

01/01/2006 -

The ultimate business magazine is one that you feel compelled to read -- one that conveys trusted, straightforward and highly relevant information to help you make informed and intelligent decisions.

Retail Intelligence Case Study: Gearing Up for Growth: Jos. A. Bank

01/01/2006 - Jordan K. Speer

Will Jos. A. Bank's distribution processes keep pace with its aggressive expansion strategy?

Retail Intelligence In Brief: January 2006

01/01/2006 -

SAP Adds Khimetrics to Retail Solutions Portfolio

Sourcing & Logistics Case Study: Global Sourcing: Gander Moutain's Way

01/01/2006 - William Atkinson

Less can be more when it comes to sourcing.

Sourcing & Logistics In Brief: January 2006

01/01/2006 -

U.S.-China Agreement Puts Quotas on 34 Categories

Supply Chain Case Study: Diesel Marches into Digital Era

01/01/2006 - Julia Fein Azoulay

Diesel is using a web-based system from Geac to improve its financial processes.

The Market In Brief

01/01/2006 -

Wal-Marts sales continue to set new records, and the worlds largest retailer has big plans on tap for this year. In the United States, Wal-Mart will add between 270 and 280 super centers, 20 to 30 discount stores, 15 to 20 neighborhood markets and 30 to 40 Sams Club stores.

The Perry Ellis Growth Strategy

01/01/2006 - Kathleen DesMarteau

Perry Ellis International has integrated more than a dozen brands and businesses into its fold in the past decade.

Uncovering Zara

01/01/2006 - Thomas J. Ryan, Contributing Author

The vertical apparel retailer, based in Spain, boasts 820 stores in 60 countries.


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