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|Fashion "Melting Pot" G-III Diversifies Its Business|
Author: Masha Zager
Already a multi-brand powerhouse, G-III took things up a notch with its purchase last year of Andrew Marc. The brand, with its "edgy" design and forward-thinking company culture, is also leading the company's efforts in its adoption of e-commerce, social media and business intelligence.
|What's Your Vibrating Mascara?|
Author: Jordan K. Speer
When Marshal Cohen passed around a vibrating mascara at last month's Apparel Executive Forum, he wasn't trying to accentuate anyone's features, but he was making a point: innovation is going to be more crucial than ever in today's slowing economy.
|He-tail: Capturing the Male Customer|
Author: Christian Chensvold
Retailers need to change their store environments to grab the attention of today's changing male consumer.
|The Market: Briefs:|
|Dorfman Pacific and Panama Jack to Partner on Headwear|
Dorfman Pacific has signed a new licensing agreement with Panama Jack for men's and women's headwear.
|JCPenney to Become Exclusive Department Store Destination for Liz Claiborne and Claiborne Brands |
JCPenney to Become Exclusive Department Store Destination for Liz Claiborne and Claiborne Brands, While Liz Claiborne New York, Designed by Isaac Mizrahi, Will Exit the Department Store Channel and Move to QVC
|KPMG Survey: Surprising Majority of Retail Executives Expect Higher Revenue, Profitability, Improved Jobs Outlook in 2010 |
Vast Majority of Respondents Say Headcount Reductions Already Done; Almost Half of Retail Executives See U.S. Economic Recovery in 2011 or Later
|Redcats USA Appoints Brad Wolansky to CEO of The Golf Warehouse|
Redcats USA, a provider of multi-channel, web-driven home shopping, has appointed Brad Wolansky CEO of The Golf Warehouse.
|Retail Intelligence: Case Study:|
|Steve Madden Sets Designs on Improved E-Commerce|
Author: Keith Loria
With a goal of merchandising its website uniquely for each and every customer, the company is on a mission to beef up its e-commerce capabilities.
|Retail Intelligence: In Brief:|
|Nordstrom Selects Oracle® Retail Size Profile Optimization|
Fashion Specialty Retailer to Use Oracle Retail Planning Application to Help Maximize Sales and Improve Customer Service
|VeriSign Adds buySAFE Merchant Bonding Solution To Online Business Portfolio|
Solution from SSL security provider enables merchants to enhance consumer trust with security and verification of merchant reliability.
|Wet Seal Selects SAS to Size it Right|
SAS Size Profiling helps retailer enhance customer service, turn inventory and improve margins
|Supply Chain: In Brief:|
|Avery Dennison Launches GROW |
Author: Thomas J. Ryan
Avery Dennison has introduced its Autumn/Winter Designer Trim Collection, entitled GROW, that fuses the latest fashion and material trends with its biggest statement around sustainability.
|CGS Launches BlueCherry Infinity|
Heralding it as one of its most significant innovations in its 25-year history, CGS (Computer Generated Solutions) launched its new BlueCherry Infinity enterprise software solution for the fashion and soft-goods industries.
|Sourcing & Logistics: Case Study:|
|Ivory International Builds Team Spirit with PLM|
Author: Masha Zager
With retailers pushing to design closer to trends, private-label manufacturer Ivory International was left with a shorter window for development and production. A team approach, enabled by product lifecycle management software, is key to meeting retail customers' requirements.
|Sourcing & Logistics: In Brief:|
|APL Claims Launch of First Direct Vietnam-to-U.S. Shipping Service |
According to the company, U.S. importers of footwear and other apparel - including Nike - are among the first primary users of the offering.
|MFG.com Sourcing Site, WRAP Form Alliance For Apparel And Textile Community|
MFG.com and Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) announced they have formed a strategic alliance to support the online apparel and textiles sourcing community.
|Panjiva Launches "App Store for Global Trade" |
"onPanjiva" Program Creates New Channel for Global Data Sources to Publish Information
|QuestaWeb's GTM Software Certified for Integration with SAP ERP|
Certified Integration Translates to Reduced Time and Cost to Implement Premier, Web-Based GTM System, Company Reports
|Concept-to-Spec: In Brief:|
|ecVision Releases New Audit and Inspect Modules |
ecVision is offering new functional modules that extend the capabilities in its Product Lifecycle Execution product, XpressCommerce
|27th Point Launches New Program to Help Start-Up Manufacturers |
Fashion-design services provider 27th Point is launching a new business engagement program designed to help start-up and mid-size manufacturers in the home and fashion industry.
|Madura Garments Goes Live with Lawson Fashion PLM|
Learn how the solution is helping Madura speed time-to-market.
|Women's Retailer CacheChooses NGC for PLM, Sourcing |
NGC (New Generation Computing) announced that Cache, a national mall-based specialty retailer of sophisticated women's sportswear and dresses, has selected NGC's e-PLM and e-SPS software.
|Fiber-to-Fabric: Case Study:|
|Nanotechnology Goes to Work for a Smaller-Sized Consumer|
Author: Michael D. Cole
Relying on an unwavering vision and state-of-the-art fabrics, a husband-and-wife team translate their brainstorm into a new "Futurewear" children's line offering performance characteristics, including stain and liquid repellency, in order to serve their spill-prone target market.
|Fiber-to-Fabric: In Brief:|
|DuPont Says Demand Remains High for Renewably Sourced Products|
According to a recent Cone Consumer Survey, 44 percent of consumers say their "green" buying habits remain unchanged despite the current economy and one-third of consumers say they are more likely to buy green today than they were previously.
|DyStar Announces Availability Of New Eco-Friendly Dyes, Including For Recycled Polyester|
DyStar, a provider of supply-chain related products and services for the textile and leather industries, has launched a new disperse dye selection, named Dianix, under its 'econfidence' program.
|Buhler Quality Yarns To Introduce Four New Products At Material World |
Buhler Quality Yarns Corp. is unveiling four new products at Material World on Oct. 30 at the California Market Center in Los Angeles.
|TurnTo Social Network Lets Shoppers Tap Friends For Advice, Enhances Widget|
The upgrade to the widget is designed to deliver an enhanced experience that provides shoppers with more connections to trusted sources of advice. The TurnTo network also added 17 more ecommerce websites to its network. Find out who they are.