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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.

RFID Special Report: 20/20 In 2020 — Inventory Accuracy Takes Center Stage

This annual RFID Special Report is Apparel's annual review of relevant marketplace developments. Part 1 of the report will focus on commercial topics. Part 2, which will be published next week, will focus on technology advances and considerations to guide future investment decisions.

Small T-Shirt Company Reaps Big Rewards with RFID Item-Level Tagging

Southern Fried Cotton (SFC) proved that SKU-level RFID product identification delivers the same game-changing benefits for a small enterprise as it does for companies operating on a larger scale.

Brands need to execute a flawlessly human experience, or risk losing customers and profits in the process.

It's been a wonderful 24 years with Apparel.

Artificial intelligence (AI) holds the potential to revolutionize retail, and retailers know it.

The new hyper-curated service is made possible by the company’s increasing gains in data science.

Here's how to balance cost with content for a successful project.

Reformation, Rothy’s and Outdoor Voices are embracing technology across their enterprises to enable them to focus on what matters: the customer experience.

Every retailer wants to customize the shopping experience, but very few have achieved a level of personalization that is both desirable and seamless across channels. According to a recent survey, these apparel and footwear retailers have come closest.

Did you know that women size 14 and above represent 68 percent of American women? And still, they don't have the same fashion offerings. The company decided to change that.

An expected rise in holiday sales can be music to e-tailers' ears, but only if they're prepared to handle the increase in inventory needs, fulfillment demands and potential returns. Here are some tips to help smooth the logistics.

In the face of fierce shipping competition this holiday season, Macy’s is testing free same-day delivery. Get the details.

Upping the ante in customer experience, Selfridges will be the department store in the world to open a permanent theater.

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.

Fifty percent of all search is expected to be performed through voice by 2020. This is transforming the way people shop.

By linking behavioral, customer and product data at scale, the apparel company was able to boost conversions and drive revenue without sacrificing margins.

Because of the high cost of customer acquisition, there’s a good chance that a shopper will only become profitable after the second purchase, presenting loyalty as a major opportunity to seize.

The acquisition brings together Influenster’s engaged community of everyday consumers with Bazaarvoice’s software and network of more than 6,000 global brand and retailer websites.

Retailers using a personalized content-driven approach are more likely to create bonds between with their customers.

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