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The Apparel Top 50: Seeking Velocity and Growth, Creating Purpose and Connection

In looking at the activities of the apparel companies ranked in this year’s Top 50 report, one might conclude that this is the time when retailers are coming a little closer to playing offense.

You Are What You Optimize For

We need to make sure we are measuring what matters to human lives.

With automated and integrated processes for financials, inventory and CRM, the business has more time to focus on its mission of enhancing the human-canine connection.

Customer returns have traditionally been viewed as a cost of doing business for retailers, but as the returns volume has escalated and the costs of reverse logistics skyrocket, retailers are just now coming to terms with the fact they must find a way to mitigate the problem.

It is important that brands take all of the precautionary measures to ensure that other companies are not profiting from their work, and while registering a trademark is the first step, it is unfortunately not enough.

This year’s group of 26 Apparel Innovator Award winners is pushing the barriers when it comes to satisfying consumer demand. Read on to learn about a wide range of innovations ranging from unique product offerings to smart uses of technology.

Get a sneak peek at one of Apparel's Innovator Award winners. You can read about the other 25 later this month.

This article takes a look at the U.S. retail market beyond what macro-level trade statistics typically provide.

The U.S. sustainable cotton apparel market has been growing tremendously in recent years, yet overall remains a niche product in the U.S. retail market, accounting for only 1.6% of total cotton apparel carried by U.S. fashion brands and retailers in 2018.

The brand acquisition bolsters Milliken’s capabilities to include fleece, performance textiles for consumer, workwear and military outdoor apparel.

This move to increase duties on machinery, components, and footwear would have drastic effects on patriotic American companies, some of which would face existential peril, the letter states.

The ongoing U.S.-China trade wars throws another factor into consideration when choosing which country within Asia to target first for e-commerce.

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