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Jordan Speer

Editor-in-Chief

Jordan Speer is Apparel's editor-in-chief. She can be reached at [email protected]

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April 2019

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If you’ve been watching the apparel industry for a long time, there are things you’ve likely come to realize about it. One of them? The inexorable march of time does not care about your apparel business model.
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April 2019

With a dynamic warehouse environment, retailers can merge channels seamlessly, exploiting opportunities to cut costs and improve service.

As we approach the Passover season, a time associated with remembering and escaping past constraints, we are entertaining the very real prospect the United States and China could conclude a trade agreement to end the “hot” trade war that has been rag

Color shouldn’t be an afterthought, but rather one of the first items considered when preparing for next season’s apparel line.

Today’s consumers expect to receive merchandise all but instantly, which means you need to think of the last mile in the context of your overall business strategy, supply chain and approach to customer satisfaction.

March 2019

Tariffs are hurting U.S. companies and making it difficult to plan for the short- and long-term future, but a U.S.-China trade deal may be on the horizon.

The plus size category is forecast to grow substantially faster than the overall U.S. apparel market, at a rate of 6 percent year over year. It's still a vastly underserved market, offering many opportunities.

With brands playing retailer and retailers playing the part of the brand, each must emphasize their unique differentiators while establishing and maintaining relationships with consumers.

Some apparel manufacturing is returning to the United States, but ramping up at a greater scale necessitates greater automation, higher-skilled employees, better training, an industry image makeover and some serious investment.

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