| In This Issue|
| Magazine Sections|
|Concept-to-Spec In Brief - January 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|
Author: 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|
Author: 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|
StayTux Keeps Shirts Tucked in All Day
|Letters - January 2006|
Thanks for Rewarding Experience
|Premium Denim: Strong Today, Here to Stay?|
Author: 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 |
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|
Author: Jordan K. Speer
Will Jos. A. Bank's distribution processes keep pace with its aggressive expansion strategy?
|Retail Intelligence In Brief: January 2006|
SAP Adds Khimetrics to Retail Solutions Portfolio
|Sourcing & Logistics Case Study: Global Sourcing: Gander Moutain's Way |
Author: William Atkinson
Less can be more when it comes to sourcing.
|Sourcing & Logistics In Brief: January 2006|
U.S.-China Agreement Puts Quotas on 34 Categories
|Supply Chain Case Study: Diesel Marches into Digital Era |
Author: Julia Fein Azoulay
Diesel is using a web-based system from Geac to improve its financial processes.
|The Market In Brief|
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 |
Author: Kathleen DesMarteau
Perry Ellis International has integrated more than a dozen brands and businesses into its fold in the past decade.
Author: Thomas J. Ryan, Contributing Author
The vertical apparel retailer, based in Spain, boasts 820 stores in 60 countries.