Fledgling fashion brands need to have a firm grasp of what they’re about before they seek sourcing advice or financial backing. Declaring a desire to be the next Azzedine Alaia or Yves Saint Laurent … Read More
Rana Plaza, where 1,129 factory workers died in Bangladesh in April 2013, was expected to become a turning point, just as Exxon Valdez and the ...
Ask any independent retailer who has tried to add an e-commerce feature, like a shopping cart or a checkout, to his website or mobile app ...
Globally, most economies are still recovering from one of the most devastating economic crises in 75 years; most industries worldwide have been impacted. In the ...
Talk of trade is well underway in Washington, D.C. this week. On Tuesday, leaders of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO aired their ...
Last week, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) released a report outlining the sustainability efforts of 33 Chinese textiles mills that saved $14.7 million in 2014 by cutting water, energy … Read More
Apparel and footwear brands spent Wednesday waving their eco-friendly flags and shared their environmental achievements with anyone who would listen. Timberland took it a step further. The VF Corp. … Read More
The Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA) and the British Footwear Association (BFA) announced Thursday a strategic partnership to strengthen ties between footwear companies in the … Read More
Importers, customs brokers and others are following closely a wide-ranging customs reauthorization bill that looks ready to advance through both the House and Senate in conjunction with trade … Read More
Africa has been nicknamed the “new Asia” of the apparel industry of late and a new study reveals interest in the region is rising. A McKinsey & Company report titled, “Sourcing in a volatile … Read More
Jones New York is getting a new lease on life. Authentic Brands Group, LLC revealed Thursday that it’s adding the label to its stable of women’s brands and has tapped Mark Weber as strategic … Read More
Although "clienteling" might have a number of definitions, and myriad paths to best achieve it, it really means connecting with customers so well on every channel that they want to keep coming back. … Read More
Sheryl Crow is lending her voice to Cotton Incorporated’s Blue Jeans Go Green denim recycling program, asking consumers to recycle their unwanted denim to help rebuild homes in New Orleans. Read … Read More
Talk of trade is well underway in Washington, D.C. this week. On Tuesday, leaders of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO aired their opinions on in-talks trade measures during a Senate … Read More
The way brands and retailers buy and vend off-price apparel, footwear and accessories may have just gotten simpler with the intro of retail tech innovator Inturn’s newest software solution. With … Read More
It’s fair to say that in the outdoor apparel arena, the more labels a product has, the more likely a consumer is to reach for it. In the eyes of today’s tech-savvy outdoor enthusiasts, hang tags and … Read More
When Zappos started selling shoes online in 1999, few would have predicted that by 2014 e-commerce sales would be worth $1.5 trillion worldwide or that the once-mighty American mall would be brought … Read More
In the two years since Rana Plaza collapsed in Bangladesh, a committee formed following the incident has contributed $9.8 million to the injured and the family members of the workers who … Read More
When e-commerce-averse labels like Chanel and Fendi finally caved and announced plans to start selling their goods online, other longtime luxury holdouts likely started plotting their own virtual … Read More
Hidden deep within the lower tiers of the supply chain, many companies are simply unaware of the extent that modern slavery takes place on the global stage. One recent example saw 11 adults and … Read More
Los Angeles-based Frederick’s of Hollywood has not fared well in its battle to compete with rival lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret, and on Sunday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The retailer closed … Read More
Athletic apparel and footwear company Under Armour (UA) announced first quarter results that met or exceeded Wall Street expectations. However, current year guidance was more tepid than analysts had … Read More
Constantly connected consumers are a reality in retail today, and they want to be able to get goods they seek right away--via any channel they choose. Retailers have paid considerable attention to the front-end operations necessary for connecting with the consumer and finding the products they need no matter the location, but they don't always have the required inventory in place.
A seamless front-end experience will allow customers to shop when and how they choose. A seamless back-end experience means delivering the goods when and how the consumer wants them, anticipating what they want early in the supply chain in order to have the right inventory to meet the consumer demand at the right price, protecting gross margin.