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Border Tax May be Meeting its Death

Retailers holding their breath over what would transpire with the controversial border adjustment tax may be able to breathe a sigh of relief sooner than they thought.

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How a Lack of Liquidity is Tanking Retail—And Who’s to Blame

The debt from leveraged buyouts has sapped retailers’ financial flexibility, increasing their exposure at a time when consumer shopping patterns and e-commerce are rocking the industry.

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Raw MaterialsFeature

Premium Fibers Defy the Race to the Bottom

While everyone else is going low, some brands have chosen to go high, opting for premium fibers that they hope will draw a value—not price—oriented consumer.

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These are the 10 Retailers Most Likely to Go Under Next

The number of retailers that have thrown in the towel through early April 2017, falls just short of the total number of stores that folded throughout all of 2016. And the number of bankruptcies is likely to increase—potentially threatening businesses in related industries as a result.

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BusinessRetail

Here’s What Retail Investors Are Willing to Invest In

The apparel sector tends to give weight to consumer feedback about what they want from retail and retailers try to lead themselves in the direction they think they should be going, but far less attention is paid to what the investor community has to say.

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Chasing Zara is a Lose-Lose for Retailers

Supply chains still have a long way to go when it comes to fulfilling the need for speed. And chasing Zara always seems to be the go-to solution, but what many haven’t yet figured out, is that Zara can’t be caught.

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PerspectivesTrade

Sourcing Scoop: With William E. Connor II

Uncertainty is over as a buzzword. That things are up in the air in sourcing and retail across the board is evident—the next step now is figuring out how to do business in this new generation sourcing landscape.

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Here’s How Li & Fung Plans to Create the Supply Chain of the Future

In looking more closely at the sourcing company’s Three-Year Plan announced Wednesday, there are three key focus areas that will drive Li & Fung toward the supply chain of the future: speed, innovation and digitalization.

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