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Your premier headquarters for the latest news and original content on apparel retail intelligence, from omnichannel and e-commerce to BOPIS, holiday shopping trends, innovative apparel retail experiences, developments in social media, augmented reality and virtual reality, and more.

Today’s Brass Ring of Retailing? Achieving One View of the Consumer

To delight your customer, you’ve got to master omnichannel: reporting from Aptos Engage, NetSuite OneWorld and Manhattan Associates Momentum.

Returns fraud has become a universal problem in fashion, affecting brands of all sizes. The best solution lies in the combination of technology and operations.

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.

The company forecasts tripling its current sales of U.S. goods into China from $2.2 billion in 2017 to over $6 billion by 2020.

A study of 10 companies that implemented RFID, including adidas and lululemon, indicated that they had achieved ROI and that the deployment was fully justified by the returns.

Offering multiple payment options is just one way to build loyalty among the millennial generation, which is expected to wield the most spending power of any generation starting this year.

The shift to the modern warehouse isn't cheap, and cost pressures often lead companies to limit mobility or to leave mobile technology in place beyond its sell-by date. This will limit your ability to grow your business.

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

SAP C/4HANA is an integrated offering designed to modernize the sales-only focus of legacy CRM solutions.

How advancements in RAIN RFID enable the ultimate shopper experience both online and in stores.

The core aspects of blockchain are exciting for retail, as we could possibly see a tenfold increase in current marketplace security, efficiency and transparency in our lifetime. Now is the time to be at the forefront of a potentially transformative technology.

It also gives the company a degree of visibility and control it's never before achieved.

The key to developing a healthy omnichannel business comes from identifying a few competitive advantages in the physical in-store environment that can provide the same sort of seamless types of interactions experienced online.

When you're speaking to different generations, you have to understand the particularities of how they use mobile. Millennials, for example, check their phones no matter what they are doing or whom they are with.

Recent research revealed that even though the majority of consumers were using mobile to discover brands, they were moving to desktop to complete the purchases.

These two brands are leading in social sentiment. What's their secret?

Retailers aren’t stupid; personalization is just really hard.

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