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 In This Issue
 July 2010
Magazine Sections
Cover Story:
The Apparel Top 50 for 2010
07/09/2010
Striking a fine balance between caution and aggression, this year's Apparel Top 50 companies are carefully managing costs and inventories while continuing to invest in their strongest brands and businesses, going social and expanding internationally, to drive growth and gains in market share.
Editor's Note:
Practicing Retail Yoga
07/09/2010
Author: Jordan K. Speer
The going definitely got tough over the past couple of years, and as you'll read in this month's annual Top 50 report, the tough certainly got going.
The Market:
Under Armour Shares Its House
07/09/2010
Author: Michael D. Cole
The sports apparel brand that took the world by storm with its "Protect This House" campaign recently shared those digs to tell its story. The behind-the-scenes visit cut through the glamorous Under Armour mystique and uncovered the company's early struggles, present-day challenges and unusual path to success. 
Retail Intelligence: In Brief:
Levi Strauss & Co. Deploys Planning App to Forecast Supply, Demand Needs
07/09/2010
Levi Strauss & Co.(LS&Co.), has signed global agreements with planning specialist provider Maple Lake Ltd. to implement a standardized merchandise and assortment planning application across its global retail operations.
PUMA North America Adds Interactive Merchandising Functionality to Online Store
07/09/2010
PUMA North America has added enhanced, interactive online shopping experiences to its online store by deploying Allurent on Demand from Demandware's E-Commerce Platform, according to an announcement.
Timberland Extends Global E-Commerce Partnership With GSI
07/09/2010
GSI Commerce has announced that Timberland has extended and expanded a multiyear agreement with the vendor, in which GSI will provide e-commerce technology, order processing and customer care services for Timberland's U.S. and European web stores.
Supply Chain: In Brief:
How is the Changing Trade Show Landscape Impacting the Apparel Industry?
07/09/2010
According to exhibitors, consolidation may aid attendees who are seeking a full scale of products and services throughout the supply chain.
Lawson for Fashion: Integration and Collaboration
07/09/2010
Author: By Jeff Goldman
At the St. John Knits facility in Irvine, CA, Lawson Software recently provided a detailed walkthrough of Lawson for Fashion, a complete software solution for fashion companies based on the newest version of the Lawson M3 Enterprise Management System, Lawson M3 10.1.
Sourcing & Logistics: In Brief:
Jockey International, Soma Intimates Featured on Exec Panel at Apparel's Sourcing Summit
07/09/2010
Jim Lunney, Vice President of Western Hemisphere Sourcing, Distribution and Manufacturing, Jockey International Inc., and Doug Tepper, Senior Director, Production & Sourcing, Soma Intimates, will speak on the Executive Panel at the 4th Annual Apparel Sourcing Summit at MAGIC.
Product Development, Innovation in Demand from Top-Tier Retailers (Exclusive Report From SPESA)
07/09/2010
GAP, Soma Intimates, JCPenney and VF Corp. all weighed in on the current state of global sourcing at the recent SPESA event in Atlanta: Find out what they had to say here.
Concept-to-Spec: In Brief:
Gerber Unveils Updated YuniquePLM at SPESA EXPO
07/09/2010
The latest enhancements include line planning, management visibility and new user productivity tools.
Lectra, X-Rite Partner For Fashion Designers
07/09/2010
Lectra's Kaledo V2R2 software now supports X-Rite's ColorMunki design product, allowing fashion designers to use ColorMunki's spectrophotometer to read colors.
TapestryPLM Solution Goes Live at Ibex Outdoor Clothing
07/09/2010
Silvertip Labs Inc. has announced that its new TapestryPLM solution has gone live at Ibex Outdoor Clothing.
Fiber-to-Fabric: In Brief:
Colman and Co. Offers Solution for Small Custom Patch Orders
07/09/2010
Colman and Company, an online supplier for the apparel decorating industry, is offering "patch kits" that contain everything needed to create patches, badges and emblems for any application ordered in small quantities of 50 or fewer.
CORDURA Baselayer Brand Now Features freshFX Fabric Technology
07/09/2010
INVISTA's CORDURA has introduced CORDURA Baselayer freshFX fabric, constructed using a silver-based technology. The fabric is designed to provide long-lasting freshness and durability.
Issue Article:
Hanesbrands' Apparel Reaches The Top Of Mount Everest
07/09/2010
An expedition sponsored by Hanesbrands to test apparel made under its Champion and Duofold brands has successfully reached the summit of Mount Everest.
MyBuys Acquires Veruta, Unveils New Banner Ad Etail Service
07/09/2010
MyBuys Acquires Veruta, Unveils New Banner Ad Etail Service

 


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