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December 2003 management briefing 1 Dec 2003

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Recent technological advances have brought new excitement to the stain repellent and odour control categories. Last year, Nano-Care fabric protection was named as one of Time magazine’s Coolest Inventions of the Year. Companies like Dockers, using the DuPont Teflon Stain Defender technology, have captured the consumer’s imagination with a variety of unique commercials. Nanotechnology, perhaps the most important technology covered in this month's management briefing, is adding much to the excitem

November 2003 management briefing 1 Nov 2003

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Powerhouse retailers and top global brands are cashing in on the maternity wear market. Research shows estimates of $1.2 billion in U.S. sales alone last year. It definitely offers profit potential, particularly because so few companies are servicing its consumers. Target signed on former Vogue editor and top maternity designer Liz Lange to create an exclusive line for the retailer. Nike also signed her to create its line of maternity workout wear. Both Gap and Old Navy are creating lines for ne

October 2003 management briefing 1 Oct 2003

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With 30 pages of data and analysis, this month's management briefing gives you a great insight in to the textile and clothing industry in Tunisia. The report covers Tunisia’s position in the European market; the history, structure and production of the Tunisian textile and clothing industry; details of employment, labour cost and human resources; imports and exports; foreign investment; and the future prospects for Tunisia’s clothing exports.

September 2003 management briefing 1 Sep 2003

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The pace of fashion today rivals that of a New York minute, with trends that used to repeat every 40 to 50 years now cycling weekly. "Fashion racing is what culture watchers call it," says Stefani Bay, an instructor at the Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago. "Things are changing too quickly for big stores to keep up with because of bureaucracy. Plus, the consumer is no longer interested in seeing the same things from Field’s to Saks to Nordstrom." Broken down in to womenswear, menswear, childr

August 2003 management briefing 1 Aug 2003

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After a decade of booming growth, labels like Gucci, Prada, Bulgari and Armani are finally feeling the pressures of tough economic times and price-conscious consumers who value cash in hand as much as designer cache. Even more daunting than consumers’ spending cutbacks is their insistence on value. Moving forward, consolidation is king in the luxury world and also a somewhat dirty word among the designers who prefer their signature cachet wasn’t bankrolled by wealthy corporations. This month's m

July 2003 management briefing 1 Jul 2003

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With all eyes focused on the abolition of quotas in 2005, and the shifting trade patterns that are sure to follow, IMB 2003 – the world’s largest exhibition for apparel production equipment and textile processing – presented a snapshot of the way the technology business is changing shape. This month's management briefing gives you a 30-page overview of the key technology trends and a complete A-Z listing of new products and services at IMB this year.

June 2003 management briefing 1 Jun 2003

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Organic cotton, a trend that seemed to have surged and painfully crashed in the 90s, is making a comeback with the support of global apparel megabrands and their supply chains. Although apparel companies are unlikely to decide to go organic on the precariousness of a greenwashing whim, the realities associated with the production of conventional cotton are starting to chafe, and, once acknowledged, are difficult to ignore.

May 2003 management briefing 1 May 2003

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Merchandising optimization: the right product in the right place at the right time. Merchandise optimization helps apparel companies use demand information at the store and SKU level as a basis for strategic merchandising decisions in order to drive revenues. What and how much should I purchase? How do I allocate it? What price should it be? How should I plan for markdowns? What promotions should I run? When and how should I replenish the products? This month's management briefing offers a great

April 2003 management briefing 1 Apr 2003

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In Brazil during 2001, the balance of trade turned positive with the industry exporting more than it imported. The textile and clothing industry in Brazil owns and operates some of the most sophisticated factories in the world covering every aspect of the supply chain with sectors of the industry located throughout each of the twenty seven states. Brazil has the seventh largest textile and apparel industry in the world, turning over US$22 billion per annum. The industry invested US$ 7 billion ov

March 2003 management briefing 1 Mar 2003

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In a global market generating more than $300 billion annually (a figure poised to grow dramatically over the next few years), profitability for savvy apparel companies seems like a sure thing. Not necessarily - this same market also is characterised by short lifecycle fashions, fickle demand, whimsical consumers, multiple trading partners, the strains of cross-border trade and a stagnant economy. And the apparel industry has experienced deflation, making cost reduction not just a continuing them

February 2003 management briefing 1 Feb 2003

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January 2003 management briefing 1 Jan 2003

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