PAST ISSUE

July 2012

Cover Story:

The Apparel Top 50 for 2012

07/02/2012 - Jordan K. Speer

After navigating a rocky road, apparel companies are finding their yin and yang, starting to achieve a state of balance across their enterprises, from products to stores and technology to people.

Retail Intelligence:

From Procurement to Sales, RFID is the Future of Retail

07/02/2012 - Kim Zablocky, VCF

RFID is retail’s next quantum leap.

PLUS: Vendor ViewpointInterview with Prasad Putta, Co-founder, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Merchandise Visibility and RFID, OATSystems, a division of Checkpoint Systems.

Supply Chain: Case Study:

Macy's Omni-channel Strategy on the Move

05/12/2012 -

From mobile POS and item-level RFID to a sprawling new DC and a full acre (!) of shoe-selling space in its remodeled Herald Square flagship, Macy's is putting the customer first.

Sourcing & Logistics:

India's Textile Industry Nervously Watches Euro Debt Crisis

05/04/2012 - By Manik Mehta

Though the burgeoning Euro Zone debt crisis compounds concern over the financial health of the U.S. market, India's textile industry looks to growth both in its domestic market and throughout Asia.

Concept-to-Spec Case Study:

Arush Adds a New Dimension to Design

07/02/2012 - Masha Zager

A women’s apparel manufacturer in Mexico is the first North American company to implement Lectra’s 3D design prototyping software — and finds that virtual models reveal any problems with fit long before a sample is ever made.

PLUS: Vendor ViewpointInterview with Anastasia Charbin, Marketing Director, Fashion, Lectra

Event Report:

At Internet Week NY, It's All About the Brand

05/17/2012 - Jessica Binns, Contributing Editor

Thousands of professionals converged on SoHo for Internet Week New York May 14-18, where seasoned advertising, marketing and brand development executives discussed the state and future of social media and nurturing the brand ecosystem.

Research and Reports:

New Paradigm Time for Apparel Pipeline

07/02/2012 -

With consumer expectations for the retail experience reaching new realms, players all along the apparel supply chain must be more orchestrated than ever to react and reap the rewards.

The Apparel Top 50 for 2012

07/02/2012 - Jordan K. Speer

After navigating a rocky road, apparel companies are finding their yin and yang, starting to achieve a state of balance across their enterprises, from products to stores and technology to people.