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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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The Consumer Behavior Revolution Turning Shoppers into Buyers with e-Commerce  The Consumer Behavior Revolution Turning Shoppers into Buyers with e-Commerce
12/3/2013
Digital shopping is becoming the norm around the world, with mobile users increasingly becoming the dominant force in the fashion industry. Every product catalogue anywhere is open to them. To attract and keep consumers, fashion industry executives struggle to make sure that they have “the right stuff”—the right look, the right inventory in the right channels, with the right timing and the right exposure to the right social media. This anxiety was stirred up publicly when Leslie Wexner, CEO of L Brands, Inc., a specialty retail group, told his investors recently that department stores are irrelevant and that apparel sales are drying up as a category. Read this White Paper – authored by Bob McKee, Infor, Industry Strategy Director to learn the answers on how to turn shoppers into buyers with e-commerce.

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A New Breed of ERP A New Breed of ERP
10/1/2013
Robust, flexible, industry-specific ERP solutions help apparel and footwear brands move their businesses forward.
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Design to Cost: A Holistic Approach to Controlling Development Costs Design to Cost: A Holistic Approach to Controlling Development Costs
10/1/2013
Fabric is a key component of attracting a consumer’s eye to a garment. However, fabric is also where a majority of the garment’s cost lies, at times accounting for more than 50 percent of the total. Understanding the impact different fabric choices have on a particular design and its production is thus an essential part of the product development process. This whitepaper explores how to manage the challenges of fabric selection through a “Design to Cost” approach—the practice of combining advanced technology and process management at the earliest stages of conceptualization to manage manufacturing constraints without sacrificing a beautiful end product. The approach allows companies to develop designs that appeal to consumers and meet targeted profit margins and quality levels.
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Future-Proofing the Fashion Value Chain Future-Proofing the Fashion Value Chain
9/15/2013
The fashion industry thrives on innovation. It’s what the consumer wants from us—something new, not just clones or replacements for worn-out items. New product introductions are critical to business success, but only half of them achieve the profit objectives set before launch. To improve the ratio of hits to disappointments, it is essential to listen to the consumer and collaborate with the supply chain. The consumer sets the bar for value and the supply chain determines whether you meet or miss it.

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2013 Holiday Prep Calendar for Online Retailers 2013 Holiday Prep Calendar for Online Retailers
9/13/2013
Everything you need to know to stay ahead of the game and make 2013 your most successful holiday season yet!
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CSR is the Norm, Implementation is the Issue. CSR is the Norm, Implementation is the Issue.
9/1/2013
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) dominates discussions in the apparel industries. Organizations like BSCI, Sedex and Fair Wear Foundation provide solid platforms for the documentation of factory audits. But the questions remain: Is it enough to audit factories every two or three years? What happens once the auditors leave the factory? How do you install permanent and effective CSR control? Discover how tracking every corrective action makes factories a safer, better place.
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Rethinking Analytics for the Social Enterprise - Retail Focus Rethinking Analytics for the Social Enterprise - Retail Focus
8/21/2013
Leading companies and technology providers are rethinking the fundamental model of analytics, and the contours of a new paradigm are emerging. The new generation of analytics goes beyond Big Data (information that is too large and complex to manipulate without robust software), and the traditional narrow approach of analytics which was restricted to analysing customer and financial data collected from their interactions on social media. Today companies are embracing the social revolution, using real-time technologies to unlock deep insights about customers and others and enable better-informed decisions and richer collaboration in real-time.
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UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper: A Customer Experience Study UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper: A Customer Experience Study
8/1/2013
A comScore survey conducted with online shoppers reveals insights into what makes customers buy more. Learn more about the UPS/comScore findings in this white paper.
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10 Amazon Mistakes You're Probably Making & How to Fix Them! 10 Amazon Mistakes You're Probably Making & How to Fix Them!
7/15/2013
This eBook tells you the most common Amazon mistakes sellers make without knowing it. Discover which mistakes you're making and how to fix them today!
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4 Steps to Make the Most of Your Guest Wi-Fi 4 Steps to Make the Most of Your Guest Wi-Fi
7/15/2013
If you're not on board with Guest Wi-Fi, chances are good you'll get left in the digital dust. As Wi-Fi proliferates and shoppers expect nothing less than convenient access and easy engagement, it creates a series of questions for brick-and-mortar retailers. Even if you have outfitted your store with it, you may not be executing on your original strategy or optimizing Wi-Fi's full potential. This white paper will help you get the most value out of your Guest Wi-Fi by describing what you can do to attract more shoppers – and ultimately turn opportunities into engagements, and interactions into transactions. You'll learn how to train your employees, motivate shoppers to sign up for and try out your Wi-Fi, create and deploy simple multimedia tools, and address privacy and security issues.
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5 Reasons Why Your Back-To-School Retail Execution Must Be Flawless 5 Reasons Why Your Back-To-School Retail Execution Must Be Flawless
6/18/2013
5 reasons that back to school retail execution must be flawless for apparel companies, and how mobility can help.
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How to Choose the Right Apparel PLM Solution How to Choose the Right Apparel PLM Solution
6/14/2013
The PLM market is expected to grow by up to 40% annually by 2014. Apparel companies view PLM as a vital investment and are rushing to implement this technology in order to accelerate speed-to-market, increase process visibility, and enhance collaboration. This whitepaper will take you through the important first steps when you are deciding on what PLM solution to choose, and how to remove the uncertainty from the selection process to achieve the maximum possible return on your investment.

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Online Shopping Report: How Counterfeiters are Targeting Your Customers in Digital Channels Online Shopping Report: How Counterfeiters are Targeting Your Customers in Digital Channels
6/6/2013
Discover how 1 in 5 online bargain hunters were duped by rogue websites selling counterfeits. This eye-opening Shopping Report from MarkMonitor challenges common assumptions about consumers and counterfeits. Download now!
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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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EKN: Industry Point of View: Leading the One-Retail Merchandising Evolution Through Context Driven Promotions and Pricing EKN: Industry Point of View: Leading the One-Retail Merchandising Evolution Through Context Driven Promotions and Pricing
Retailers are clear in their intent and aspiration towards achieving the “One Retail” vision. However, in order to achieve this vision they will need sound judgment as much as a holistic vision. In this Point of View, we illustrate why and how the merchandising function needs to transform from a traditional, product-centric retailing environment to one that is integrated and focused on the customer, as well as how context driven promotions and pricing can lead the one retail merchandising evolution.
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Cross-Channel Report 2014 Cross-Channel Report 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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