Apparel Stories From Around the Web

This week, the apparel industry abandoned malls, criticized the see now, buy now model and questioned the environmental effects of clothing manufacturing.

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138 JC Penney Doors to Close

The retailer today released the list of 138 locations that will be shuttered, starting April 17th.

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Uniqlo Bets on a Zara-like Model

Speed to market has been credited with Zara’s ability to singlehandedly disrupt retail, so naturally other retailers are looking to ramp up their own deliveries.

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Strategic Sourcing in the Time of Deep Discounting

Given the current economic environment of commodity pricing and excess capacity, retailers have the opportunity to vastly improve cost of goods sold (COGS) and margin, if they take a comprehensive strategic sourcing approach.

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