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A collection of featured Research & Reports.

Your journey to cross-channel effectiveness and customer-experience mastery begins with six interconnected steps. By taking these steps thoughtfully and actively, you can position your apparel company to compete more effectively in our now thoroughly connected retail world.

A new digital core can optimize your mission-critical processes, create new capabilities to better understand and anticipate customer needs, and provide a foundation that lets you take advantage of emerging technologies such as big data, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).

Finding the right mix of technology and talent and creating a seamless experience across the shopping journey is the key to customer loyalty and satisfaction.

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.

For more than a decade, Apparel magazine and Kurt Salmon, part of Accenture Strategy, have teamed up to look at the elements involved in global sourcing excellence for apparel.

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.

An Executive’s Guide to new trends, consumer behavior, retail disruption, innovation, technology and the rapidly changing landscape of the industry.

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.

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.

Apparel’s annual report on RFID/IoT identifies the year’s most pertinent developments, shines the spotlight on industry leaders and offers guidance for investment decisions.

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.
 

For the past decade, Apparel magazine and Kurt Salmon have teamed up to look at the elements involved in global sourcing excellence for apparel.

Is your brick-and-mortar store prepared for the digital commerce disruption? Download this white paper and learn Toad&Co’s approach to tackling the next-gen store.

Retailers already know they need a stable website to capture orders. They also need to invest in their IT infrastructure across the spectrum, because if any of these interdependent systems fail — from order entry to RFID to OMS — major business disruptions will follow.

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