Back to the Future: RFID and the Internet of Things

10/7/2015 — RFID continues to proliferate in the world of fashion, with an uptick in use at both ends of the price spectrum. Apparel’s 9th RFID Report identifies the year’s most pertinent developments and shines the spotlight on industry leaders.

Latest Reports

Designing & Wholesaling: The New Retail

10/7/2015 - It is getting harder to categorize fashion companies in a world where retailers are sourcing, vertical brands are moving into wholesale and retail, and virtually everyone is selling online. Learn how paradigm shifts are driving new operational and technological requirements. Download Now >>

2015 Guide to Software & IT Solutions

9/4/2015 - This special issue is a guide to suppliers of software and related IT solutions to the apparel marketplace, including vendor contact information, operating system requirements and a round-up of functions and services.

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EKN Research Reports

EKN Research: Customer-Centricity: The Holy Grail of Omni-channel Merchandising

8/3/2015 - While retailers are making great strides with customer-centricity in marketing and customer service, merchandising has not made the same progress. The move toward customer-centricity will require not just higher levels of coordination but for many retail organizations dramatic cultural change. Download this benchmark report to learn about priority initiatives, challenges and technology trends in 2015 & beyond related to building customer-centric merchandising/assortments discover areas related to business processes, technology and strategies where best-in-class retailers focus. Download Now >>


A Fashion Brand's Guide to Building Consumer Intimacy in the Digital Age

Given the context of today's fashion industry, it is clear that a customer-obsessed model has become the new frontier of business. In this guide we outline how fashion brands can meet this objective by leveraging complete visibility of customer interactions across all touchpoints to get closer to the consumer and achieve a competitive edge in today's complex omni-channel landscape.
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