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Blockchain Academy to share supply chain knowledge

31 January 2019 | Beth Wright

Blockchain platform SophiaTX has launched a Blockchain Academy, designed to provide business professionals with the know-how to transform companies.... read more

SAP to enhance experience management with Qualtric buy

14 November 2018 | Michelle Russell

Software giant SAP is to acquire technology platform Qualtrics International in an US$8bn deal that will bring experience management to supply chains, networks and core processes.... read more

Open source platform integrates blockchain with SAP

10 October 2017 | Michelle Russell

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.... read more

Galeries Lafayette eyes digital growth with La Redoute buy

31 August 2017 | Beth Wright

In a bid to accelerate its digital transformation, French department store retailer Galeries Lafayette has outlined plans to acquire a majority shareholding in mail order firm La Redoute.... read more

SAP and Detego deal gives inventory insight

24 May 2017 | Leonie Barrie

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.... read more

Software for financial planning and operations

2 December 2016 | Kitty So

Clothing brands and manufacturers wanting to maximise their financial performance are being offered an increasingly varied and sophisticated array of software systems to guide their planning and operations.... read more

PTC joins SAP PartnerEdge programme

26 September 2016 | Beth Wright

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.... read more

SAP to develop vertical fashion tool with Accenture

13 September 2016 | Beth Wright

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. ... read more

Galeries Lafayette launches 100% traceable clothing line

26 August 2016 | Michelle Russell

French department store retailer Galeries Lafayette has taken a step forward in its responsibility policy by launching a 100% traceable fashion collection.... read more

Tools to help choose an apparel PLM vendor

4 August 2016 | Lee Adendorff

Product lifecycle management (PLM) has become so entrenched in modern manufacturing that it has spawned its own academic discipline and a massive body of research. And some common themes are evident when it comes to selecting a PLM vendor.... read more

How to determine if PLM is right for your company

3 August 2016 | Lee Adendorff

Companies trying to determine if product lifecycle management (PLM) software solutions are right for them should note that size is not an obstacle; these systems can be useful to businesses of nearly any size.... read more

PLM to streamline processes at Galeries Lafayette

26 February 2016 | Katie Smith

French department store retailer Galeries Lafayette has invested in product lifecycle management (PLM) as the plaform to support the development of its collections.... read more

Brooks Brothers selects software tool for visibility

19 January 2016 | Michelle Russell

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

SAP develops merchandise retail planning tool

18 January 2016 | Michelle Russell

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

Local-for-local shapes Under Armour manufacturing vision

26 October 2015 | Leonie Barrie

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 blocks that will help to achieve its big-picture ambitions – including a shake-up of the way it makes its products.... read more

Triumph sells Hom brand to Huber Group

20 January 2015 | Katie Smith

Triumph International has sold its Hom men's underwear brand to Huber Group, as the lingerie maker looks to refocus its portfolio on its biggest global brands and on female consumers.... read more

Attune Fashion Suite offers integrated platform

12 January 2015 | Michelle Russell

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.... read more

LVMH investment arm acquires Seafolly swimwear

2 December 2014 | Katie Smith

L Capital Asia, the private equity firm backed by luxury goods group LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, has acquired a controlling stake in Australian swimwear company Seafolly.... read more

FRANCE: Lectra appoints Microsoft director Elalouf as MD

16 June 2014 | Michelle Russell

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.... read more

US: Tommy Hilfiger Europe picks new vertical fashion tool

10 June 2014 | Katie Smith

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

US: Life is Good rolls out software to support growth

6 March 2014 | Leonie Barrie

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.... read more

US: Attune and SAP team up on vertical fashion tool

5 February 2014 | Leonie Barrie

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.... read more

UK: House of Fraser silent on hire of IPO advisers

7 January 2014 | Katie Smith

UK department store retailer House of Fraser has remained tight-lipped on reports it is to hire advisers ahead of a potential initial public offering (IPO).... read more

FRANCE/UK: House of Fraser tight-lipped on takeover talks with Galeries Lafayette

18 December 2013 | Michelle Russell

House of Fraser has declined to comment on reports it is in advanced discussions with French department store group Galeries Lafayette over an acquisition of the UK department store retailer.... read more

KENYA: Kenafric Industries invests in ERP platform

4 December 2013 | Leonie Barrie

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.... read more

US: Attune introduces fashion retail ERP solution

8 October 2013 | Leonie Barrie

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

CHINA: Yida jeans factory meets sustainability milestones

7 October 2013 | Leonie Barrie

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.... read more

In the money: Fifth & Pacific hit by weak growth at Lucky Brand

9 August 2013 | Petah Marian

US clothing company Fifth & Pacific has admitted its second quarter results were weaker than expected as sales growth slipped at its denim label Lucky Brand.... read more

FRANCE: Qatari investors finalise Printemps acquisition

1 August 2013 | Katie Smith

Qatar-backed Tamburi Investment Partners (TIP) has completed its acquisition of French department store chain Printemps, in a deal that is estimated to be worth EUR1.8bn (US$2.4bn).... read more

US: Crocs selects PLM for footwear product development

2 July 2013 | Leonie Barrie

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

Software solutions: New tools develop in diverse directions

1 July 2013 | Lee Adendorff

Given their rapid evolution over recent years, it is difficult to predict where ERP and PLM will be a few years from now. Increased compatibility, cloud-based systems, social media mining, and on-demand manufacturing tools will undoubtedly have an increasingly important part to play.... read more

Software solutions: PLM becomes more sophisticated and connected

1 July 2013 | Lee Adendorff

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software has undergone a profound change over recent years, dominated by three catchwords: integration, cloud computing and social design.... read more

Software solutions: ERP systems offer apparel-specific options

1 July 2013 | Lee Adendorff

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software solutions have become powerful and numerous, allowing apparel companies to manage vast amounts of complex data under one umbrella, from finance, stock and manufacturing processes to distribution.... read more

FRANCE: Qatari investors near Printemps and Borletti acquisition

5 April 2013 | Stuart Todd

Qatari investors are on the verge of acquiring 100% of the French department store chain Printemps for an estimated EUR1.6bn as well as purchasing the Borletti Group which owns Italian retail chain, La Rinascente. ... read more

FRANCE: Galeries Lafayette chief's son to head department stores

19 March 2013 | Stuart Todd

The son of Galeries Lafayette's chairman, Philippe Houzé, is to head the French retail group's department store division in what is widely-viewed as an unexpected announcement.... read more