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Cross-Channel Report 2014 Cross-Channel Report 2014
3/27/2014

Three Consumer Expectations That Are Transforming Online Shopping

PwC’s annual global survey of online shoppers shows consumers paring down the number of online stores that they frequent as they hone in on retailers and brands that tell a good story and perfect the shopping experience.
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EKN: Mobility in Retail EKN: Mobility in Retail
3/17/2014
While consumer facing use cases like in-store location tracking, context driven promotions will continue to grab headlines, a bulk of the investments will be focused on ways to leverage mobile technologies in core retail business operations. EKN's Mobility in Retail report, based on 150+ retailer respondents, benchmarks retailers' mobility strategy and adoption maturity, and offer prescriptive recommendations on how they can build a holistic enterprise mobility strategy.
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2014 Top Technology Trends in the Apparel Market 2014 Top Technology Trends in the Apparel Market
2/3/2014
As the apparel industry sets its sights on the introduction of new products and categories as its leading growth driver, the result is higher levels of investments in PLM, product portfolio management and supply chain planning and more, all designed to increase flexibility and the ability to respond profitably to the market opportunities at retail.
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EKN: Customer Analytics: The Bedrock of the Retail “Singularity” EKN: Customer Analytics: The Bedrock of the Retail “Singularity”
1/21/2014
In the Point of View, we discuss the importance of deeper customer insights for retailers to be able to deliver a seamless customer experience across channels and illustrate key focus areas that retailers should focus on to improve their analytics maturity.
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EKN: The Rising Importance of Customer Data Privacy in a SoLoMo Retailing Environment EKN: The Rising Importance of Customer Data Privacy in a SoLoMo Retailing Environment
1/21/2014
In this Point of View, we will illustrate the increasing importance of managing data privacy and a holistic approach retailers should take to build a comprehensive and transparent privacy plan.
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EKN: Industry Point of View: Consumer-Centric Retailing: Case Studies EKN: Industry Point of View: Consumer-Centric Retailing: Case Studies
12/23/2013
There are 5 core capabilities retailers need to be able to deliver a seamlessly integrated shopping experience to customers: Driving business efficiency, enhancing customer engagement, using data to drive decisions, re-aligning the organizational structure, and executing seamlessly across channels. In this Point of View, we will illustrate three of the above capabilities in detail and present examples of successful retailer initiatives in each.
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Outlook 2014 Outlook 2014
12/2/2013
Optimism tinged with significant concerns about the true health of the economy and the prospects for growth might best describe the overall sentiment when it comes to retail in 2014. Read on to hear what members of Apparel’s Editorial Advisory Board and other industry executives had to say about gridlock in Washington, shifts in consumer demand, must-have technologies, an uptick in U.S. manufacturing, the TPP and much more of what will figure prominently in how the coming year plays out.

PLUS: Vendor Viewpoint Interview with Robert McKee, Global Fashion Industry Strategy Director, Infor
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Retail Business Models for the Future: The Convergence of Physical and Digital Channels Retail Business Models for the Future: The Convergence of Physical and Digital Channels
12/2/2013
Profitably serving consumers today — and tomorrow — across all channels.
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EKN: The New Cost Structure of Retail IT EKN: The New Cost Structure of Retail IT
11/26/2013
Technology is often spoken of as a strategic enabler of new-age retail. However, traditional org structures, outdated success metrics, and old school budgeting practices hinder the ability to realize full value from technology.. Download The New Cost Structure of Retail IT as it details the drivers changing the way retail IT is valued and offers solutions to meet the needs of retailers in a consumer-centric world.
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EKN: Industry Point of View: In-Store Mobility: A Microcosm of the Consumerization of IT EKN: Industry Point of View: In-Store Mobility: A Microcosm of the Consumerization of IT
11/13/2013
Adopted smartly, consumerized technologies have the potential to deliver tremendous business efficiency and customer engagement benefits to retailers. EKN’s point of view highlights the 4 key stakeholders impacted by this “consumerization" of IT and the opportunity for retailers to go beyond the obvious.
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The Customer-Centric Supply Chain The Customer-Centric Supply Chain
10/30/2013
In today's retail environment  the consumer is calling the shots, influencing design all the way to delivery. As such, supply chains must be nimble, and supply chain technology must offer accurate visibility into production, inventory and the associated costs of moving product to meet demand.
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EKN Report: 2nd Annual Big Data in Retail EKN Report: 2nd Annual Big Data in Retail
10/22/2013
Is Big Data reality or hype? In EKN’s view, retailers will do well to focus on pertinent issues Big Data brings into focus: Namely, the opportunity to improve customer-centric and operational decision-making by building deeper insight from a massive stream of internal and external data. But, are retailers ready?
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EKN: Customer-Centric Retailing Demands New Retailer Capabilities EKN: Customer-Centric Retailing Demands New Retailer Capabilities
10/8/2013
The convergence of 4 macro trends - a new normal economy, pervasive consumer technology adoption, individualization of the consumer and technology innovation - is reshaping retail. Retailers need a new set of capabilities to excel in this dynamic new environment.
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The Apparel Top 50:  Rankings by Social Media Popularity The Apparel Top 50: Rankings by Social Media Popularity
10/6/2013
The rate of fan and follower growth has slacked off slightly this year, but communicating with businesses via social media is second nature for consumers. 
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EKN State of the Industry Research Series: Omni-Channel Merchandising EKN State of the Industry Research Series: Omni-Channel Merchandising
10/4/2013
A product-centric merchandising strategy focused on maximizing sales within a channel is no longer acceptable. Today’s environment requires retailers to have a more integrated merchandising approach, focusing on maximizing lifetime value of a customer relationship, independent of channel. Download this report to uncover strategies for omnichannel merchandising effectiveness.
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Planning in the Omnichannel World with a Single View of Inventory
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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Empower Your Creative, Technical and Commercial Teams to Collaborate
3/31/2014 11:00:00 AM (EST)
Moderator:
Susan Nichols, Publisher, Apparel Magazine
Panelists:
Katherine Dashner, Senior Engineer and Apparel Coordinator, Woolrich
Mark Harrop, CEO, WhichPLM
Robert McKee, Fashion Industry Strategy Director, Infor
Ann Mullins, Solution Consultant, Infor
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What's In-Store for Mobile? The Winning Moves In Mobile Shopping Assistance  What's In-Store for Mobile? The Winning Moves In Mobile Shopping Assistance
3/10/2014
What's next for mobile? L.E.K. shares best practices and strategies for maximizing mobile’s impact in the rapidly evolving retail landscape.
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Trend Report: Technologies Impacting Fashion Retailers – From the Farm to Consumer Trend Report: Technologies Impacting Fashion Retailers – From the Farm to Consumer
12/15/2013
Learn about new business technology innovations helping fashion retailers improve supply visibility and meet the demand of today’s omnichannel shoppers.
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