RetailSourcing Summit 2017Feature

Consumers Are Telling You What They Want to Buy—Are You Listening?

By listening to customers and integrating his processes with his partners both up and downstream, Robert D’Loren’s Xcel Brands is moving at the speed of the consumer.

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RetailNews

Target Signs Inspectorio to Boost Transparency, Speed Through Automated Inspections

Target announced today that it will conduct factory inspections in a new way—one that allows for more speed, better quality and greater transparency—through the Inspectorio platform.

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Market Data

Retail Employment is Shrinking—or Is It?

In the nine months ending September 2017, U.S. employers added a total of 1.3 million jobs, pushing unemployment down to 4.2%, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. During this same period, the retail industry suffered a net decrease of 72,000 jobs,……...

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RetailReport

BRP: Agility, Innovation Key to Making Multichannel Work

Boston Retail Partners uncovers how retailers are trying to deliver true multichannel shopping experiences to meet the consumer demands of the future.

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BusinessPerspectivesFeature

Sourcing Scoop: Spencer Fung on the Fate of Li & Fung’s Business in the Face of Accelerating Disruption

Though Li & Fung has been working on its new Three-Year Plan to digitize and speed up the supply chain and its evolution to agent 2.0, the business has still hit on hard times as retail wriggles out of its old skin and into a new life.

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TradeNews

Could NAFTA End Up Being a US-Canada Bilateral Trade Deal?

Though a recent study said ending the North American Free Trade Agreement could cost the U.S. up to 50,000 jobs in the auto parts industry alone, President Trump still seems to be very cavalier about whether the renegotiations will end in a deal or no deal.

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TradeFeature

Used-Clothing Trade Causes Contention Between US and East African Nations

The commercial enterprise of U.S. companies selling used clothing to African countries doesn’t seem a likely source of controversy, but the issue has become one of contention on two continents.

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