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July 2004

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A historical brand is reinvigorated

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Skeptics who question the enormous impact of brand identity need not look any further than Abercrombie & Fitch, whose century-old name helped resurrect the once-floundering company from financial malaise just more than a decade ago.

A turnaround is sparked by an entrepreneurial spirit

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While Myles McCormick's title at Gymboree is that of chief financial officer, the enthusiasm he conveys about abstracts such as creativity, risk-taking and innovation seem to belie the traditionally conservative nature of the CFO role.

American Import Shippers Association

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Apparel interviewed a variety of attendees at SPESA Expo, Material World and Technology Solutions

07/01/2004 -

Apparel interviewed a variety of attendees at SPESA Expo, Material World and Technology Solutions during a pre-show conference and during the shows.

Apparel Receives Journalism Award

07/01/2004 -

Apparel received an award for editorial excellence in the annual GAMMA Awards journalism competition sponsored by the Magazine Association of the Southeast (MAGS).

Apparel's China Symposium & Sourcing Fair Gains Momentum

07/01/2004 -

Apparel's China Symposium & Sourcing Fair, set to debut Sept. 13-16, 2004, in Shanghai, China, is quickly gaining ground, according to its organizers, Apparel Magazine and VNU Expositions Asia

Balancing a rich heritage with a promising future

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Like other companies with a rich heritage, Stratham, NH-based Timberland Co. is managing a delicate balancing act, reconciling its New England legacy with its vision of moving forward.

Benchmark Clothiers Inc.

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Benchmark Clothiers Inc. is deploying body scanners at retail outlets to drive its tailored clothing business, which specializes in custom men's shirts and suits.

Best Practices in Online Merchandising

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Beware of Industry's Growing Divide

07/01/2004 -

The divide between small- and large-sized apparel businesses is growing, and that's a problem.

Durashield Offers Durability, Softness to Denim

07/01/2004 -

In the current textile/apparel global landscape, partnerships are often the key to success for U.S. companies.

E-tail Facts & Figures

07/01/2004 -

42 percent: How much online apparel sales are expected to increase this year vs. 2003.

Fort Worth company injects innovation into the commonplace

07/01/2004 -

Infusing innovation and fashion into a minor, everyday apparel accessory such as a belt or a leather wallet can be a challenging proposition.

Hoffman/New Yorker Inc., founded in 1904, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The Bloomfield, NJ-based company, which designs, manufactures and markets apparel pressing machinery for apparel manufacturers, laundries, dry cleaners and linen ser

07/01/2004 -

My sincere thanks for your willingness to develop and make a presentation at our Supply Chain Management Symposium on such short notice.

Industry experts predict stronger-than-usual investment

07/01/2004 -

Industry experts predict stronger-than-usual investment in IT among retailers during the coming months, particularly as Wal-Mart continues to set the bar ever higher.

Industry Notes - July 2004

07/01/2004 -

Hoffman/New Yorker Inc., founded in 1904, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The Bloomfield, NJ-based company, which designs, manufactures and markets apparel pressing machinery for apparel manufacturers, laundries, dry cleaners and linen services, was founded accidentally by Asa Hoffman, when he developed a foot-operated finishing press machine to compensate for a shoulder injury that left him unable to lift a heavy iron.

Maternity retailer fulfills vision of its very first mother

07/01/2004 -

Mothers Work Inc.'s (MWI) meteoric ascent as the prominent retailer of maternity fashion was launched from the front closet of Rebecca Matthias' Philadelphia home in 1982.

New Products Geared for Greater Speed, Service Levels: Apparel reviews a range of solutions offered at the SPESA Expo and Technology Solutions trade shows.

07/01/2004 -

Online Apparel Sales See Double-Digit Growth

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Growing popularity of online apparel shopping bodes well for brands.

RFID (radio frequency identification) will be taking center stage for the near-term foreseeable future

07/01/2004 -

Clearly, RFID (radio frequency identification) will be taking center stage for the near-term foreseeable future, particularly in light of Wal-Mart's continuing commitment to the technology.

Sourcing power relies on past strategies for future success

07/01/2004 -

Bob Zane, Liz Claiborne's senior vice president of manufacturing, sourcing, distribution and logistics, arrived at the company in 1995, along with the company's CEO Paul Charron, with some ambitious (and conflicting) consolidation goals: dramatically reduce the scope of its worldwide operations, with a proportionate increase in productivity.

Supply Chain Security a Concern in Post-9/11 World

07/01/2004 - By William Atkinson, Special to Apparel

Companies traditionally focused on shipment thefts increasingly turn their attention toward terrorism prevention.

The Apparel Executive Forum

07/01/2004 -

The Apparel Executive Forum is an exclusive event between influential apparel and retail executives and progressive industry suppliers.

The Bullet Tour: How to Make It Work

07/01/2004 - By Elliot Figueroa, Find Great People

Have you heard the joke about the supply vice president who was visiting a plant, but couldn't remember whether he was in China or Singapore?

The Logistics Low-Down

07/01/2004 -

While taking steps to prepare for the 2005 elimination of quotas, sourcing and logistics executives are pursuing operational excellence like never before.

The Top 50: Facing a Brave New World

07/01/2004 -

Companies that made Apparel's Top 50 discuss recent successes and triumphs under adverse conditions, as well as the uncertainty of a quota-free future.

This review of new products

07/01/2004 -

This review of new products from the SPESA Expo and Technology Solutions events, which took place this past May in Miami, represents highlights from the events.

Time Frame Full Year 2003 Q4

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Trend Spotter - July 2004

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Hat producer Kangol (K for knit, ANG for angora and OL for wool) has created a hot new purse

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