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CHINA: TradeCard expands team for Asia growth

3 November 2011 | Leonie Barrie

TradeCard Inc, the supply chain collaboration platform used by retailers, brands and manufacturers, is expanding in Asia with the addition of former Kurt Salmon consultant Cliff Entrekin to its business development team.... read more

US: Gilt Groupe appoints two directors

21 December 2010 | just-style.com

Luxury online retailer Gilt Groupe has appointed Chris Ventry as its category director and head of business operations, and Josh Peskowitz as style director of the company's new full-price men's retail business. ... read more

SOURCING: Better sourcing can boost profit margins

2 December 2010 | just-style.com

Retailers can increase their gross profit margin by up to 20% through changes in sourcing, product development, and the way they work with suppliers – and have much to learn from fast fashion firms – a leading consultancy claims.... read more

BULGARIA SNAPSHOT: Textile and apparel industry in brief

19 October 2010 | just-style.com

Bulgaria, with its population of 7.6m, joined the EU on 1 January 2007, together with Romania. From 2000-2007 it looked as if Bulgaria would take over Romania's role as the biggest eastern European apparel supplier to markets in Western Europe. But exports have fallen since the last quarter of 2008.... read more

What can companies do to ease pricing pressures?

1 October 2010 | Leonie Barrie

The uncomfortable truth facing apparel retailers and brands just now is the fact that rising costs across the apparel supply chain are likely to drive prices upward and hurt profitability. But with the weak economy making it harder to pass higher prices along to consumers, just-style asks what companies can do to ease this potential 'sticker shock.'... read more

Spotlight on...Cotton prices

23 September 2010 | Joe Ayling

A perfect storm of supply and demand issues have sent cotton prices soaring the world over. Joe Ayling reports on what caused this spike and how it will affect the garment industry. ... read more

US: Ex-KSA exec Bob Copeland joins TradeCard

12 August 2010 | just-style.com

Trade finance, supply chain collaboration and vendor compliance platform TradeCard Inc today (12 August) named former Kurt Salmon Associates executive Bob Copeland as its new senior vice president of product strategy and business development.... read more

July 2010 management briefing: Growth in the US plus-size market

28 July 2010 | just-style.com

To have plus-size clothing lines to sell, you need plus-size consumers, so it is maybe not a surprise that the American market for these garments is of critical importance.... read more

US: Consultants Kurt Salmon and Ineum join forces

2 June 2010 | just-style.com

Kurt Salmon Associates (KSA), the global consultancy specialising in retail and consumer goods, is merging its operations with Ineum Consulting to create a globally integrated consulting firm operating under the Kurt Salmon name.... read more

CANADA: Visual 2000 teams with Facenda on US expansion

25 March 2010 | just-style.com

Software vendor Visual 2000 International is teaming up with fashion industry veteran Joe Facenda to expand its PLM, ERP and supply chain management tools to apparel and footwear firms in the western United States.... read more

SOURCING: Tweaking supply model is key to fast fashion

25 November 2009 | Leonie Barrie

Dispelling the myth that production needs to be close to home in order to drop new products into shops on a regular basis, sourcing executives say the key to achieving speed to market is to change the way retailers work with their suppliers.... read more

ANALYSIS: Bangladeshi makers bullish despite future fears

24 November 2009 | Jozef De Coster

Rising orders have prompted many Bangladeshi ready-made garment exporters to think about expanding their production capacities. But despite this bullish outlook, they actually face a somewhat uncertain future, reports Jozef De Coster from Dhaka.... read more

10 ways to develop a balanced sourcing strategy

24 November 2009 | Leonie Barrie

A good sourcing strategy should be in a constant state of flux, shifting to take account of changing markets, competition, costs, risks and opportunities. Its foundations must fit in with a firm’s overall corporate objectives and brand positioning – and never has it been more critical to build the top line too. Here are 10 key things you need to consider.... read more

SOURCING: Apparel buyers should look beyond price

24 November 2009 | Leonie Barrie

One size definitely does not fit all when it comes to sourcing apparel, and during a recessionary environment it pays for retailers and brands to take an even closer look at their sourcing strategies.... read more

UK: Supply chain seminar tackles sourcing strategies

26 October 2009 | just-style.com

The changes that retailers need to make to their sourcing strategies in this recessionary climate are among the topics that will be discussed at a seminar on ‘Global Sourcing Skills and Supply Chains’ taking place in London next month.... read more

COMMENT: Winning in men’s apparel

25 September 2009 | just-style.com

A recent US consumer survey by KSA to understand future spending in the men’s apparel category suggests a small group of confident shoppers is key to recovery in the coming months.... read more

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Super suppliers tipped as sourcing winners

27 July 2009 | just-style.com

Super suppliers with access to production capacity in countries around the globe are being tipped as the winners when it comes to helping buyers improve stock turns and speed-to-market while preserving net margin. But surprisingly, while speed is critical, proximity is not.... read more

IAF World Apparel Convention: Quote/unquote - day two

3 November 2008 | just-style.com

Here is just-style's snapshot of quotes from the second day of the 24th IAF World Apparel Convention in Maastricht last week:... read more

UK: New principal for Kurt Salmon Associates

25 September 2008 | just-style.com

Kurt Salmon Associates (KSA), the global management consultancy specialising in retail and consumer products, has appointed Stuart Fisher as a UK principal.... read more

US: Ashworth in possible sell-off as Q3 losses widen

10 September 2008 | just-style.com

Golf-inspired leisure wear company Ashworth is considering a possible sell-off after reporting a 68% hike in third quarter losses.... read more

Better on-shelf availability is key to customer loyalty

31 July 2008 | just-style.com

Making sure the right products are in-store for shoppers as and when they want them is key to customer loyalty. It sounds simple enough, yet why do so many retailers still get it wrong – and what can they do to improve on-shelf availability? asks Ged Keogh-Peters, head of the UK strategy team at Kurt Salmon Associates.... read more

UK: Industry conference to tackle fickle fashion climate

17 March 2008 | just-style.com

The impact of climate change and raw materials shortages on the global clothing supply chain will be tackled by fashion suppliers and out of industry experts at the ASBCI Annual Industry Conference 2008 later this year.... read more