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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.

Beyond the tactile parts of the apparel supply chain — the textiles and apparel themselves, of course, but also the shop-floor equipment and the ships and the pallets and the trucks and the conveyors and the packaging and the hangers draped over an arm on the way to the dressing room — lies somet

Retail’s disruptors see physical stores as a key part of a larger unified commerce strategy — with advantages that can help them win at positioning those stores as part of a personalized shopping and buying experience.

Digital, marketing, stores, supply chain, merchandising and IT all need to come together to imagine and build comprehensive, contextualized, voice-enabled customer experiences. There’s a first-mover advantage that’s available for the taking.

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.

In this exclusive Apparel Magazine report, you’ll find inspiring profiles of tomorrow’s young leaders evolving our industry for the future.

The Top Millennials (and one Gen Zer): the headlines might have you believe they’re all entitled, lazy, [insert negative adjective here] but as you’ll see from this collection of outstanding young professionals, the under-30 crowd has the entrepreneurial spirit in spades.

To truly have an impact when it comes to developing effective sustainability programs, apparel retailers and brands must look at the back-end of product creation: the supply chain.

The No. 1 denim brand is bringing its heritage to modern-day lifestyles with technology, music, innovation and new partnerships and collaborations.

To succeed with modern consumers, apparel retailers must look to future-forward technology to enhance — but not replace — the human touch in the store experience.

To succeed with modern consumers, apparel retailers must look to future-forward technology to enhance — but not replace — the human touch in the store experience.
 

AI, 3D, Amazon, blockchain, omnichannel, reshoring and demands for sustainability are transforming the apparel industry.

Reebok has partnered with a group of creative designers to create a custom collection of fitness prototypes showcasing the power of Flexweave, the brand’s latest footwear innovation.

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