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 January 2011
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Cover Story:
For Sprockets, the Second Time's the Charm
01/05/2011
Author: 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
Author: 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
Author: 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.
Supply Chain:
Winning the Returns Management Race
12/03/2010
Author: By Deena M. Amato-McCoy
Integration, data analytics could be the key to unlocking returns management.
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.
Sourcing & Logistics:
For Sprockets, the Second Time's the Charm
01/05/2011
Author: 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
Author: 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
Author: 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
Author: 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
Author: By Jordan Speer
In answering this question, apparel retailers reveal what a crucial role PLM has come to play in the industry.

 


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