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 June 2010
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Cover Story:
Announcing Apparel's 2010 Sustainability All-Star Award Winners
06/09/2010
Author: Jordan K. Speer
Given that Apparel's second annual Sustainability All Stars program came on the heels of one of the most formidable recessions in current history, it is encouraging - and telling - to find that apparel companies did not abandon green  pursuits in the face of troubling economic times, but in fact used sustainability as a platform around which to build more innovative products and practices that offer more to the customer while also cutting waste out of their businesses - ultimately impacting the bottom and top lines.
Editor's Note:
Either/Or
06/09/2010
Author: Jordan K. Speer
In his first major work, Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard explores both the aesthetic and ethical stages of existence.
The Market:
Perfect Pairs: Heritage Men's Wear Brands and Young Designers Pair Up
06/09/2010
Author: By Christian Chensvold, Apparel Contributing Writer
Learn in this trends report how collaborations between heritage brands and up-and-coming designers and retailers in the men's wear market are on the rise -- and proving to be a boon for both parties in the partnership.
The Market: Briefs:
JCPenney Announces Plans To Speed Up "Transformation"
06/09/2010
At its analyst/investor meeting in New York, the company unveiled merchandising and technology initiatives to realize its vision to be America's "style destination."
Jones Apparel To Acquire Majority Stake In Stuart Weitzman
06/09/2010
Jones Apparel Group announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Stuart Weitzman Holdings, the privately-held leading designer and manufacturer of women's salon footwear and accessories.
Stylesight Goes Beyond Pop-up Retail
06/09/2010
The idea of pop-up retail, which began as a short-lived retail experiment to create buzz and potentially test a new product line or location, has become an established marketing ploy.
Walmart de Mexico y Centroamerica to Use Wind Power to Operate 348 Stores
06/09/2010
Walmart de Mexico y Centroamerica has announced that 348 of its self-service stores, pricing clubs and restaurants in Mexico City, State of Mexico, and Morelos, will use wind-powered energy* from Oaxaca I Lamatalaventosa Wind Farm, located in Oaxaca.
Retail Intelligence: In Brief:
Cornell-Mayo Announces Availability of its Entire Software Suite on the iPad
06/09/2010
Cornell-Mayo's Clientsmart, Omnistore, and Omnistore Central now on the iPad for on-the-go retail executives.
de Bijenkorf, Netherlands Top Retailer, Implementing Reflexis' WMS
06/09/2010
Reflexis announced its workforce management solution, designed to manage labor budgeting, forecasting and scheduling, has been implemented by de Bijenkorf, an upscale specialty retailer based in the Netherlands.
Gucci Selects Demandware for Global Luxury E-Commerce Initiative
06/09/2010
Demandware has announced that Gucci Group has selected the Demandware eCommerce platform to build multiple branded direct-to-consumer ecommerce sites for its brands including Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Sergio Rossi, Stella McCartney and Yves Saint Laurent in the U.S. and Europe.
MarketLive Offers Mobile E-Commerce Tool, Enables Etail Sites to be iPad Enabled
06/09/2010
Armani Exchange is among those using the new application; MarketLive also announces that handbag designer Big Budha, owned by Steve Madden Ltd., is working with the firm to develop its first e-commerce site.
Supply Chain: In Brief:
Customs Compliance for the Captain of the Ship -- You
06/09/2010
Customs compliance = money in your pocket. True or false? Read on and find out.
Lawson Announces Full-Function ERP on Amazon Web Services Infrastructure
06/09/2010
Lawson Software has announced that it is offering its core Lawson Enterprise Management Systems and Lawson Talent Management suite powered by the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) infrastructure.
Sourcing & Logistics:
Quiet Migration: Apparel and Textile Companies Head Out of China
06/09/2010
The CEO of leading Hong Kong manufacturer Toppy weighs in on the costs of doing business in China, the movement of companies to lower-cost countries, indemnity insurance and more.
Concept-to-Spec: In Brief:
[TC]2 Pushes Ahead on Virtual Fashion
06/09/2010
[TC]2, the Textile/Clothing Technology Corp., announced new developments to its Virtual Fashion research and applications at its April 13 Board of Directors meeting in Cary, NC.
Fiber-to-Fabric: In Brief:
Finotex Introduces GREEN WORLD Recycled Polyester Labels
06/09/2010
Finotex USA Corp. has introduced its now certifiable recycled polyester labels as part of its GREEN WORLD line of products.
Nano-Tex Introduces Three New Repellency Innovations
06/09/2010
Adding to its portfolio of repellency solutions, Nano-Tex announces the launch of three new products, All Conditions, Speed Dry and Repels Water, solutions that the company says will extend its reach into new merchandise categories.
NAT: CRAiLAR Yarn Technology Closer To Commercialization After Tests
06/09/2010
Naturally Adanced Technologies (NAT) announced its "CRAiLAR" yarn technology that converts hemp-based organic materials into apparel-suitable fibers has taken a step closer to commercial production.
Oeko-Tex Updates Global Restricted Substances List
06/09/2010
The International Oeko-Tex Association has issued an updated 2010 Restricted Substances and Limit Values List (RSL) which will be used to certify textile products to the Oeko-Tex Standard 100.
Issue Article:
Tommy Hilfiger Makes Large Investment In "Virtual Fitting Room" Technology
06/09/2010
With the Iceland volcanic ash travel crisis putting teleconferencing squarely in the spotlight of late, Tommy Hilfiger recently adopted a telepresence solution to enhance global communication among designers and manufacturers. Learn about this potential new wave of the future here.

 


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6/24/2014 11:00:00 AM (EST)
Moderator:
Susan Nichols, Publisher, Apparel Magazine
Panelists:
Ron Klein, "Total Retail" Service Leader, PwC Advisory
Annabelle Hoover, Director of Customer Service, North America, BROOKS SPORTS, INC.
Marie-Pascale Authie, Solution Consultant, Infor Fashion
Bob McKee, Industry Strategy Director, Infor Fashion
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5/13/2014 11:00:00 AM (EST)
Moderator:
Susan Nichols, Publisher, Apparel Magazine
Panelists:
Rich Pedott, Partner, Columbus Consulting
Peter Charness, SVP America’s & CMO, TXT MAPLE LAKE
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The Reinvention of B2B eCommerce The Reinvention of B2B eCommerce
5/1/2014
Online sales and marketing vehicles are one of the most important channels fashion has for engaging with customers, but optimizing the value of your electronic interactions can be a complex undertaking. Front-end websites must be user-friendly and smart, but just as critical is tight integration to the back office systems used to produce, manage, and control the products you sell. If you cannot create an online platform that delivers across all fronts, you’re missing critical opportunities to engage with customers, increase sales, and extend your market reach across global time zones. Read this White Paper – authored by Bob McKee, Infor Industry Strategy Director, where he will share insights into the eCommerce market and just how Fashion companies can deliver on a 24/7 sales economy.

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Benefit-Based Promotions: How to Capture Real Value Without Giving Away the Store Benefit-Based Promotions: How to Capture Real Value Without Giving Away the Store
5/1/2014
L.E.K. Consulting discusses how retailers can avoid promotional traps by using the benefit-based promotional strategy to garner higher same-store sales and more profitable and incremental sales.
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