TECHNOLOGY

ShopTheFloor, OffPrice365 Up Their Games

By Andrew Asch | May 31, 2018

About 30,000 retailers shop for fashion on the online trade show ShopTheFloor, which is owned by UBM, the parent company of MAGIC.

Everystore Packages Universe of E-Retail

For many, shopping online feels like navigating a tsunami of choices and information.

FBI’s Harder Among the New Team at Yonduur

Frances Harder has a new gig. The founder and president of Fashion Business Inc., the fashion nonprofit that recently shuttered after nearly 20 years, has joined the board of advisors at Yonduur, an online marketplace for closeouts, overstock and excess inventory.

Bread Gets Money for E-commerce Payment Program

Bread is a New York–headquartered finance technology company that lets merchants give their customers the option to pay for items in several installments over time.

Apparel Decorating Solution Precise Software Joins Open Systems Business Solutions Software

Precise Software, a Minnesota-based company that provides software solutions to the decorated apparel market, has merged with Open Systems, a provider of business software solutions such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer-relationship management (CRM).

YuniquePLM’s Latest Release Includes Added Functionality, Configurability

The latest release of YuniquePLM’s product lifecycle management software, YuniquePLM 7.1, includes new features and additions to streamline the design process.

NetSuite Takes Cloud On Road

Oracle NetSuite, the San Mateo, Calif.–based, cloud-based enterprise resource planning and omnichannel commerce software owned by tech giant Oracle, has been hitting a number of apparel trade shows this year. The most recent was Agenda in Long Beach, Calif., in July.

Trade Protectionism and E-Commerce Are Top Concerns for Chief U.S. Fashion Industry Executives

With a new president in the White House, U.S. fashion manufacturers and retailers said their biggest concerns this year are about new trade barriers going up that would restrict apparel imports.

ChicCartel Launches ‘Shop Locally’ Site

The slogan “grown locally/buy locally” resonates for fashion, said the cofounders of e-commerce platform ChicCartel, a new market that promises to connect savvy fashion consumers with independent designers from their city and region.

Shopify’s Frenzy App Powers Sale at Capsule and Liberty Fairs in NY

Trade shows and runway shows have been looking to produce extra revenue streams for their vendors.

Henry Cherner, AIMS360 Managing Partner, 66

Henry Cherner, a Los Angeles pioneer in software programs for the fashion industry and an apparel industry veteran, passed away suddenly from a heart attack on Sunday. He was 66.

Intertek Adds New Testing Services for Activewear, Leathergoods

Intertek, the Chicago-based quality-assurance provider, has expanded its textile testing services to meet the needs of the makers of activewear and leather goods.

Gerber’s Sam Simpson Retiring After 47 Years With Company

After 47 years with Gerber Technology, Sam Simpson announced plans to retire, but the longtime technology executive will continue to serve as a consultant to the Tolland, Conn., company as well as acting as a special adviser to Gerber Chief Executive Officer Mohit Uberoi.

Lectra Introduces Fashion PLM 4.0 at Industry 4.0 Event

French equipment and software maker Lectra recently introduced its latest product lifecycle management software at an industry event at the Paris-based company’s technology center in Bordeaux.

The Hundreds.com’s Tech Revamp With Shopify Plus

Bobby Kim built a community with blogs featuring a running commentary on the state of streetwear, hip-hop, rock, politics, travel, food and whatever else grabbed his attention.

Fashion Robot Company Gets $4.5 Million Investment

SoftWear Automation Inc. is an Atlanta-based company that forecasts a future where apparel is going to be sewn by machines or “sewbots,” robots that sew.