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Peru: Vertically Integrated and Forward Thinking

In today’s competitive sourcing arena, Peru is an ideal destination for producing high-quality apparel, given its 5,000-year history in textiles and ability to adapt to current market needs.

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Zara Gap: Amazon, Walmart and the First Mile

Why is performance of the past decade so lame? Every executive knows Zara, H&M and now Uniqlo, so why has the Zara Gap widened?

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Fed Rate Hike Adds Some Concern to Uneasy Business Climate

Economists and investor reaction to the expected Federal Reserve’s raising of the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to a range of 1% to 1.25 percent was tepid, as potential higher costs for credit card debt and loans were balanced out by increases in interest savings and other investments.

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Did BRICs Hit the Bricks? Why the Emerging Economies Aren’t Seeing the Same Growth

The once mighty BRICs just aren’t what they used to be - Brazil and Russia have faltered, China has wavered and India has suffered some growing pains but remains with probably the strongest player.

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Change is Here for Retail, So What’s Next?

Retail may be spending much of its time bemoaning the state of things, but the change has happened—and the next step is figuring out the next step.

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Currency Stability Among Major Suppliers Could Be Tenuous

There’s nothing sourcing executives like less than uncertainty, so in that regard, the relative lack of currency volatility among major supplier countries has been helpful.

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