PAST ISSUE

January 2011

Cover Story:

For Sprockets, the Second Time's the Charm

01/05/2011 - Amy Roach Partridge

Rising from Mervyn's ashes, Sprockets Kids has been resurrected — and is thriving, thanks to smart strategies, smart technology and smart design.

Editor's Note:

I’ll Show You Mine If You Show Me Yours

01/10/2011 - Jordan K. Speer

We would be remiss not to think about the “panoptic view” and how rapid technological developments are swiftly undercutting some traditional instances of one-way observation in industry, and in the process, morphing how people and businesses may come to regard one another and work together differently.

The Market: Briefs:

J. Crew Goes Private in $3 Billion Sale

11/24/2010 -

After four years on the New York Stock Exchange, the company goes private again.

Li & Fung to Purchase Oxford Apparel Group for $121.7 Million

01/10/2011 -

Oxford Industries Inc. has announced a definitive agreement to sell substantially all of Oxford Apparel.

Major Retailers Get Top Marks for Supply Chain Compliance

01/10/2011 -

Levi Strauss and Co., Wal-Mart Stores, The Gap Inc., Hanesbrands Inc., Gildan Activewear Inc. and Nordstrom Inc. scored highest on As You Sow's survey of global supply chain compliance.

Retail Intelligence: Case Study:

Barneys: You’ve Gotta Have a Plan

01/10/2011 - Masha Zager

The fashion sense of Barneys’ buyers has always been legendary. With the QuickAssortment tool from Maple Lake, merchandising planners can now add hard numbers into the mix.

Retail Intelligence: In Brief:

Betsey Johnson Refreshes E-Commerce Site with GSI

11/24/2010 -

GSI Commerce is providing the American fashion brand with a host of solutions, including e-commerce, payments, customer service, fulfillment and interactive marketing.

Epicor Retail Launches Enterprise Selling Google Adapter

11/17/2010 -

The latest addition to Epicor Retail's suite of offerings enables retailers to improve their visibility in Google Product search results, showing shoppers if the desired product is available in a store nearby.

Sourcing & Logistics:

For Sprockets, the Second Time's the Charm

01/05/2011 - Amy Roach Partridge

Rising from Mervyn's ashes, Sprockets Kids has been resurrected — and is thriving, thanks to smart strategies, smart technology and smart design.

Sourcing & Logistics: In Brief:

[TC]2 Reports on Haiti Initiatives, 3D Body Scanning, More at Board Meeting

12/03/2010 - By Susan S. Nichols

[TC]2's board of directors discussed its research and training initiatives -- including efforts in Haiti -- at its biannual meeting last month.

AAFA Urges U.S. Action to Resolve India Cotton Export Ban

01/10/2011 -

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has petitioned several U.S. Department heads to take immediate action to stop India's government from continuing its export ban on cotton.

Concept-to-Spec:

With Technology, Staying Ahead of the Curve

12/02/2010 - By Jessica Binns

Gerber Technology's annual ideation conference in New Orleans highlighted how technology can ease the pains of the pattern collaboration process and contribute to private-label success.

What Has PLM Done for You Lately?

01/10/2011 - By Jordan Speer

In answering this question, apparel retailers reveal what a crucial role PLM has come to play in the industry.

What Has PLM Done for You Lately?

01/10/2011 - By Jordan Speer

In answering this question, apparel retailers reveal what a crucial role PLM has come to play in the industry.