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In the most amazing combination of revolutionary and totally boring ever, we as consumers have evolved from shopping in stores, to ordering online and waiting, to ordering online and picking up from a locker, back at the store.

Walmart, Amazon, JD.com and Alibaba.com are among retailers optimizing core business while innovating new ones. You should too.

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.

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.

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.

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.

New retail technologies can help planning and allocation teams stay in synch, giving fashion brands the tools to help transform their performance and deliver truly compelling collections.

Facing Amazon's endless aisle and shoppers' omnichannel expectations, retailers are regrouping and in some cases revolutionizing how they plan and allocate merchandise.

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