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New Year, New Global Economy? New Year, New Global Economy?

2017 was a rough year for retail, the economy, the geopolitical landscape and more. News headlines of the doomed state of trade agreements and weakening currencies loomed. But, while it was circling the drain, things started turning around. We closed...

  • Apparel Textile Sourcing MiamiApparel Textile Sourcing MiamiNext stop- Miami! For Apparel Textile Sourcing that is. The ATS brand experienced exponential growth at their Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada (ATS-C) trade show, sparking the idea of expansion. After much deliberation JPC Communications and ATS have decided to bring...
  • Holiday 2017: Record-Breaking Sales Followed by Record-Breaking ReturnsHoliday 2017: Record-Breaking Sales Followed by Record-Breaking ReturnsIt was a very Merry Christmas for retail. Cyber Monday on Nov. 27, 2017 was dubbed the, “largest online shopping day in history.” The first three weeks in November scored retailers 18% more in sales than 2016. And, the icing on...
  • Nordstrom Tests New Retail ConceptNordstrom Tests New Retail ConceptOver on the corner of Melrose Avenue and Melrose Place in Los Angeles mannequins in avant-garde window displays beg you to come in and peruse the new offerings. A dress here, a bag there, and across the way is a...
  • Colors of Christmas: how nature, religion and Coca-Cola shaped our holidayThe Colors of ChristmasThere are very few color associations as ubiquitous as red and green are with Christmas and the entire season it encompasses. Perhaps before we have even developed object permanence, that connotation has forged its way into our subconscious. Okay maybe...
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  • Southeast Asia E-Commerce Market to BoomSoutheast Asia E-Commerce Market Set to BoomEveryone wants to be on the pulse of what is about to happen. When it comes to e-commerce, businesses are keeping close watch over who will have the next boom. At this time, it looks like all signs point to...
  • Markdowns: How Much is Too Much?Markdowns: How Much is Too Much?It’s a tale as old as time….the story of the consumer and the markdown. It is a love story so great that it has its own holiday in its honor- the infamous “Black Friday.” In addition, consumers have become so...
  • Straight Outta LA: Ports Set to Reach Zero-Emissions by 2035Straight Outta LA: Ports Set to Reach Zero-Emissions by 2035Sustainability has been at the forefront of the news the last couple months with attention being brought to pollution within different industries, China’s new dedication to the environment and more. Another new step has been brought to us straight outta...
  • Riverblue Brings to Light Fashion’s Pollution Problem Riverblue Brings to Light Fashion’s Pollution Problem To anyone within the industry, it is no secret that fashion is a wasteful one. To consumers it is less apparent as many are not all too informed of the apparel production process. What has become news for both parties...
  • And the Results Are In… Cyber Monday Beat Black Friday SalesAnd the Results Are In… Cyber Monday Beat Black Friday SalesFor those who were able to pull themselves off the couch and fight through their weekend long Thanksgiving food comas to shop, it was one of the most successful weekends in years for retail. Interestingly enough, this year was the first...
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  • The Origins of Black FridayHow did you spend this past holiday weekend? As American Thanksgiving stereotypes would say you either A.) Ate turkey and mashed potatoes until you couldn’t see straight. B.) Argued with family over politics/avoided uncomfortable questions about your future C.) Watched...
  • Amazon to Venture into Athleisure with New Private-Label LineAmazon to Venture into Athleisure with New Private-Label LineThere became a time in the last few years that catapulted active wear into full blown athleisure. Was it when the Lululemon-clad Los Angeleneos decided to do more than just get their green juice in their new cut-out leggings. Or...
  • Bangladesh gets help from World BankWorld Bank Plans to Make $457 Million Investment in BangladeshMany of our garments from fast fashion to mass retailers bear the inscription, “Made in Bangladesh.” While the nation is second behind China as the largest exporter of apparel, they are looking to create infrastructure to create jobs beyond the...
  • Single's Day Breaks Records, Not HeartsSingle’s Day Breaks Records, Not HeartsIn the United States the holy grail of retail sales is Black Friday, with Cyber Monday doing the same for the e-commerce sector. While Americans wake up at ungodly hours and fight with other shoppers in the parking lot over places...
  • Unpaid workers at Zara store to receive compensationUnpaid Factory Workers Cry for Help Ends Up in the Hands of Zara ShoppersZara is at the top of the fast-fashion game. In fact, they are the brainchild of Intidex, the crowning king on top of the fashion throne as the world’s largest fashion retailer. They are vertically integrated, which means they have...
  • DirectLiquidation.com | 70% Off Retail on Name Brands | Cases, Pallets, TruckloadsWholesale auction marketplace for surplus inventory, customer returns, overstock and refurbished merchandise. We are the exclusive liquidator for several top US retailers stocking millions in inventory you can't find anywhere else. Free to register.
  • who run the luxury retail world? girlsWho Run the (Luxury Retail) World? GIRLS!The changing retail landscape has affected everything from restaurants to apparel and everything in between. Amazon as a disruptor, has taken a share out of every industry it seems. While it feels consumerism is about to take a turn towards...
  • Protect yourself from counterfeit Protect Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself – Avoiding Counterfeit GoodsCounterfeit goods conjure up images of fake designer purses on Canal Street in New York or mock prestige makeup brands being peddled along Santee Alley in Los Angeles. For some, it can dismissible since one person buying a fake Urban...
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New Year, New Global Economy? New Year, New Global Economy?

2017 was a rough year for retail, the economy, the geopolitical landscape and more. News headlines of the doomed state of trade agreements and weakening currencies loomed. But, while it was circling the drain, things started turning around. We closed...