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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The numbers are in! According to the April 2018 RSR Research Benchmark Report for Merchandising and Pricing, almost 50% of retailers have plans and / or budget to implement an assortment-related technology in the next 18 to 36 months.
The urgency to implement localized, customer-centric assortments is now imperative as the reach of Amazon or other digitally nimble competitors (with endless assortments and endless customer data) continues to loom.
Physical stores and online shopping have been tiptoeing around each other for years, but continued integration of technology is acting like an enzyme in the shopping mix, forever changing both entities to create a third and far more exciting experience for consumers and companies alike.
With unified enterprise systems for greater inventory visibility, algorithms designed to gain deeper product and customer insights, 3D for faster and more efficient design
and development, and much much more, this year’s Innovators are addressing and fulfilling consumer demand.
Rent-the-Runway feeds closed-loop data to its partners, Nordstrom gets closer to the consumer with AI, Tilly’s wins big with AR, Roots Canada goes all out with Northern Lights digital gift guide, Walmart’s Store No 8 takes on innovation and much, much more.