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Local-for-local Under Armour manufacturing vision

Having set out plans to double annual revenues to US$7.5bn by 2018, US sportswear giant Under Armour is adding more detail on the building b...

Burberry full-year results: what the analysts say

Luxury fashion firm Burberry has today (26 May) booked strong profit and sales growth for fiscal 2010/11 and indicated it will invest heavil...

Leonie Barrie | 13 Jan 2011

The retail industry's NRF 'BIG Show,' which took place in New York this week, is an annual opportunity for retailers to tap into the latest technologies for improving everything from customer analysis to mobile commerce.

Niki Tait | 21 Dec 2010

IMB Select, the new two-day textile and apparel IT exhibition in Germany, promised a platform to showcase the latest software developments specifically for the fashion and textile supply chain. In the first of two reports, Niki Tait looks at some of the web-based systems on show.

Richard Woodard | 18 Aug 2010

Once the epitome of health with its young, slick, urban fashion sense, American Apparel is now on the critical list thanks to a succession of disastrous setbacks.

Leonie Barrie | 26 Nov 2009

Despite fears that companies might cast aside their social scruples during the recession as they battle for business and, in many cases, their very survival, some firms are taking steps to show that social commitment is not simply a matter of financial convenience.

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Michelle Russell | 10 Oct 2017

The first ‘open source’ platform has been developed integrating SAP software and blockchain in a move that could help companies deliver efficiencies, better collaborate along the value chain and shape their business models.

Leonie Barrie | 24 May 2017

European retail software provider Detego, which specialises in real-time business intelligence for the fashion retail industry, is partnering with SAP to offer in-store analytics fully integrated on the SAP Cloud Platform.

Beth Wright | 26 Sep 2016

PTC is to make its ThingWorx Internet of Things (IoT) technology available on the SAP HANA platform after joining the SAP PartnerEdge programme as a partner that designs, develops and builds software integrated with SAP solutions.

Beth Wright | 13 Sep 2016

Software company SAP has partnered with global management consultant Accenture to develop a "next-generation" fashion management solution to enable vertical integration across retail, wholesale and manufacturing channels. 

Michelle Russell | 19 Jan 2016

US retailer Brooks Brothers has implemented fashion management software that it says will allow it to gain better control of its global supply chain.

Michelle Russell | 18 Jan 2016

Software company SAP SE has launched a merchandise planning application for retailers, which it says enables easier planning for sales, margin and inventory. 

Michelle Russell | 12 Jan 2015

Tech solutions provider Attune Consulting has developed a new suite that it says will enable apparel companies to bring wholesale, manufacturing and retail operations onto a single integrated platform.

Michelle Russell | 16 Jun 2014

Technology solutions provider Lectra has appointed Microsoft executive Karen Elalouf as its managing director for France as the firm looks to accelerate growth in its home market.

Katie Smith | 10 Jun 2014

Tommy Hilfiger Europe will be the first customer to implement a new vertical tool designed to help fashion wholesalers and manufacturers become omnichannel retailers.

Leonie Barrie | 6 Mar 2014

Fashion and lifestyle brand 'Life is Good' has partnered with Attune Consulting to implement a number of technology initiatives to support its growth and meet demand for its clothing and accessories in the US and globally.

Leonie Barrie | 5 Feb 2014

Software companies Attune Consulting and SAP are teaming up to design and develop a new vertical tool to help fashion wholesalers and manufacturers become omnichannel retailers.

Leonie Barrie | 4 Dec 2013

Kenafric Industries, one of Africa's largest manufacturers of products ranging from footwear to food and stationery, has deployed Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software to drive greater efficiencies throughout the organisation.

Leonie Barrie | 8 Oct 2013

Software provider Attune Consulting has launched a new retail enterprise resource planning (ERP) tool designed specifically for fashion brands operating their own retail stores.

Leonie Barrie | 7 Oct 2013

In its quest to improve the sustainability of its business, the latest milestones achieved by Crystal Group's Zhongshan Yida Apparel jeans making facility highlight its progress in reducing the carbon footprint of each garment made.

Leonie Barrie | 2 Jul 2013

Footwear maker Crocs Inc is implementing product lifecycle management (PLM) software to help manage its product development process, including concept, design and sourcing.

Leonie Barrie | 28 Nov 2012

Benetton is rolling out the WFX On-demand web-based PLM solution across its South Asian operations to help manage product development and production and to collaborate with its vendor base.

Richard Woodard | 3 May 2012

Textile business SEL Manufacturing has implemented an ERP solution from provider Datatex, going live in about five and a half months since the project was begun.

Leonie Barrie | 18 Jan 2012

TXT e-solutions has unveiled the latest release of its integrated retail planning solution, which has been updated with new functionality and improvements.

Leonie Barrie | 9 Jan 2012

Retailer Brown Shoe Company Inc has named Mark Schmitt as its new chief information officer, tasked with leading the company's IT initiatives.

Leonie Barrie | 22 Nov 2011

Footwear firm Brown Shoe Company Inc is to shed more businesses, including all of its children's wholesale and some women's specialty and private brands, as it tries to realign its business and improve profitability.

Leonie Barrie | 16 Nov 2011

Footwear retailer Brown Shoe Company Inc is planning to close its distribution centre in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin next year as it tries to realign its business and reduce excess capacity in its network.

Leonie Barrie | 6 Oct 2011

Jeanswear giant Levi Strauss & Co has selected Capgemini to develop an integrated business intelligence (BI) and data warehouse platform that will analyse the data flowing within the company.

Leonie Barrie | 30 Aug 2011

A new deal between two software companies is expected to lead to an integrated PLM tool that will fill gaps in the fashion design, product development, and sourcing processes for businesses running the SAP apparel and footwear solution in North America, Brazil, and India.

Leonie Barrie | 26 Aug 2011

Footwear firm Brown Shoe Company Inc has blamed falling demand for toning footwear and ongoing costs of its SAP information technology system for pushing it to a second quarter loss, and says it is selling its men's basketball brand AND 1.

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