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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.

The Speed of Mobile Technology — Too Fast, Too Furious?

Mobile as a Service helps retailers to future-proof their devices and ensure all spending is sustainable.

Starting Off on the Right Foot with Optimal Choices for Shoes

Creating sustainable footwear is not an easy process, but new developments in footwear production are gaining popularity and are becoming increasingly available at attainable price points and with great comfort and style.

A new guideline from GS1 US offers recommendations for consolidating multiple purchase orders across various departments into a single carton to reduce shipping and handling costs while improving sustainability.

With automated and integrated processes for financials, inventory and CRM, the business has more time to focus on its mission of enhancing the human-canine connection.

With a properly set up product information framework, retail brands can start translating data quality actions into tangible revenue gains and cost savings. If you’re Target, that can add up to millions.

Those apparel retailers who are embracing digital transformation (DX) initiatives designed to address the customer experience, and embedding a culture of continual innovation into their operations, will be among the survivors, if not leaders, in their segment.

Customer returns have traditionally been viewed as a cost of doing business for retailers, but as the returns volume has escalated and the costs of reverse logistics skyrocket, retailers are just now coming to terms with the fact they must find a way to mitigate the problem.

Suuchi is an apparel business designed to match the evolving industry in all its complexity, embracing automation, close-to-market production, real-time information flows and production runs of all sizes.

To celebrate its opening, which took place on July 23, 2019, the flagship introduced a specially designed Chinese Valentine’s Day capsule collection modeled by Liu Wen in the campaign visuals.

The newly launched solution is tailored to fit the demands of SMBs in a scalable, easy to learn, cloud-based software solution.

Retailers must modernize their pricing technology infrastructures to account for each location’s competition, inventory levels and other related information to optimize each specific shop based on its own unique circumstances and data.

This year’s group of 26 Apparel Innovator Award winners is pushing the barriers when it comes to satisfying consumer demand. Read on to learn about a wide range of innovations ranging from unique product offerings to smart uses of technology.

For sustainable growth in an industry on the cusp of disruption, apparel brands must pursue all four online selling avenues: online retailers, marketplaces, social media platforms, and direct to consumer (DTC).

Faster internet speeds and a decrease in latencies will lead to even faster, more seamless payments made via a mobile device and usher in a new era of innovation.

The pressure is on for further investment to link supply chain activities and PLM activities together and make combined investments with a goal of achieving business agility in an increasingly complex global environment.

The denim-focused retailer started with CRM, AOM and POS and is currently implementing a new EOM system.

If done correctly, ship-from-store fulfillment not only addresses rising customer expectations, but also helps retailers avoid markdowns and lost sales, decrease fulfillment costs and increase full-price sales.

Get a sneak peek at one of Apparel's Innovator Award winners. You can read about the other 25 later this month.

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