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From sustainability and artificial intelligence to automating workflows, doubling down on fit technology and perfecting patterns, this year’s innovative cohort shows that there’s no wrong way to move your business forward and rise above the competition - even as the stakes get higher every day.

With the right demand planning process, expertise and tools in place, companies will even be able to predict not based on a particular item, but rather on a particular attribute of a product, such as style or color.

The Unified Commerce Landscape Report from NCR, in partnership with research and analyst firm IHL Group, found that retailers that invest in technologies designed to create seamless shopping experiences, personalization and store transformation enjoy sales boosts of up to 100 percent and more.

How can retailers use consumer information to ensure the right product is in the right place at the right time, but also assure that assortments are tailored for the most profitable and influential customers?

With its Centric 8 PLM deployment, Nina Ricci also reduced both data entry and material purchasing errors by as much as 30 percent.

For fast-fashion retailer Groupe Dynamite, streamlining supply chain operations has been essential to aggressive global expansion, while Red Wing Shoes is tapping into demand planning and forecasting insights to meet Millennial demand.

Recent retail trends are creating three new tipping points for RFID in apparel and fashion: Omnichannel fulfillment, the addition of "up market" merchandise, and national and global retail store expansions.

Snowstorms, flooding rains, hurricanes and other predictable acts of Mother Nature pose unique challenges for retailers and their CPG suppliers but new, agile and integrated planning systems enable key stakeholders to pre-position inventory in the right locations and then react quickly as storm con

RFID continues to proliferate the world of fashion, with an uptick in use at both ends of the price spectrum. Apparel’s 8th RFID Report identifies the year’s most pertinent developments and shines the spotlight on industry leaders.

Congratulations to Apparel’s 40 Innovator Award winners, companies that got their creative spark on by looking at their business in new ways — taking a fresh approach to solving problems that were impeding growth, or developing new products for consumers that they didn’t even realize they needed, bu

Fabric is a key component of attracting a consumer’s eye to a garment. However, fabric is also where a majority of the garment’s cost lies, at times accounting for more than 50 percent of the total.

For many apparel companies, technology has made the transition from simply being a means to boosting efficiency to acting as strategic enabler for balancing efficiency, innovation, and the demands of ever-broadening channel and geographic reaches.

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