Apparel Stocks: Winners and Losers of 2016

Last year was another transformational year for the retail apparel sector. While the stock market rose by a respectable 13 percent, prices of many publicly-traded apparel stock soared even higher. However, an even greater number saw their values diminish.

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The Year in Children’s Wear

Thanks to consumers who grow and change at lightning speed, children’s wear has always been somewhat insulated from many of the ills that can plague the adult market. But in 2016, children’s proved to be a microcosm of the apparel industry at large.

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Sourcing Outlook: Experts on What to Expect in 2017

Uncertainty was the word of the year in sourcing as global markets shifted, separated and changed hands. What will happen with trade, raw material costs and labor rates remains to be seen, but here’s a look at what experts say we can expect for sourcing in the coming year.

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Retail’s Biggest Layoffs of 2016

The year was one of consolidation as the retail sector starts to realize two things: many stores are too big for their own good and consumers aren’t using stores as they used to. Now retailers are looking to streamline their operations and offerings, and for many, that has meant letting workers go.

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