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Avery Dennison RBIS Joins Forces with Chinese Knitwear Manufacturer

By Deborah Belgum | August 21, 2014

Avery Dennison RBIS—which specializes in apparel-industry branding, labeling, packaging, embellishments and RFID solutions—and Ningbo Shenzhou Knitting Co., a vertically integrated knitwear manufacturer in China, announced a joint venture to facilitate heat-transfer innovations.

Gerber Introduces New Paragon Cutting Platform

Tolland, Conn.–based Gerber Technology introduced its Paragon cutting platform in September at the China International Sewing Machinery & Accessories show in Shanghai.

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After Fire Claim Denied, Brand Sues Insurance Company

A car fire outside the warehouse for Un Deux Trois Inc. destroyed the facility with smoke and fire damage, and the Commerce, Calif.–based girls and juniors brand had hoped it could recoup losses from the company’s fire insurance policy.

Taking the Creative Approach to Growing Fashion and Retail

Taking the Creative Approach to Growing Fashion and Retail

If Marshal Cohen had his way, retailers and fashion-industry leaders would have started breaking the rules a long time ago.

HauteLook Founder Adam Bernhard Leaves Website

Six years after launching flash-sale site HauteLook, Adam Bernhard is leaving the company as its chief executive officer. He will remain an adviser.

StyleShoots Aims to Simplify the Process of Online Product Display

StyleShoots Aims to Simplify the Process of Online Product Display

Visitors to the recent Liberty Fairs trade show in Las Vegas had a chance to demo a new system designed to make e-commerce easier.

Vertical Textile and Apparel Maker Grupo Karim’s Selects NGC for PLM and SCM

Vertical textile and apparel maker Grupo Karim’s has tapped NGC Software’s product lifecycle management (PLM) and supply chain management (SCM) solutions to help the company manage its operations in the U.S., Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico and Pakistan.

Planet Blue Launches New Site, Same-Day Delivery

Planet Blue is taking e-commerce to the next level. The Los Angeles–area multi-store retailer relaunched its website and now offers same-day shipping in select areas of Southern California. Soon, it will begin offering free international shipping to 100 countries.

iMerchandise: An App to Organize the Buying Process

iMerchandise is a new mobile application that acts like a virtual assistant for buyers. David Secul, the creator of the company, said he developed the platform to assist his wife, Angela Gengaro-Secul, owner and buyer of New Jersey boutique Tula.

Gap Looking to Expand ‘Reserve in Store’ Omni-channel Program

Gap Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Glenn K. Murphy reported being pleased with “Reserve in Store,” the sprawling San Francisco–based retail giant’s recent test of its omni-channel retail program, and he is considering expanding the test to more locations.

E-commerce Site One  Dress a Day Launches

E-commerce Site One Dress a Day Launches

In a twist on the flash-sale model, Australian designer Bruno Schiavi has introduced a new e-commerce site, One strong> a Day, which will offer one new limited-edition strong> for sale every day.

Pricing-Research Companies Join Forces

Pricing is one of the key parts of the retail business. Two companies that track pricing and give market intelligence on pricing joined forces recently.

New Tech: Where to Invest and What to Expect

As the economy recovers, companies are looking to invest in new technology to maximize efficiency, stay ahead of competitors or manage their omni-channel retail operations.

Lacoste Heads to China With Accenture and Demandware

Lacoste Heads to China With Accenture and Demandware

When Lacoste decided to launch e-commerce in China, the international brand enlisted the help of two technology companies, Burlington, Mass.–based Demandware Inc. and New York–based Accenture.

Nike Products for an Innovative Run

Nike Products for an Innovative Run

Designers and engineers in the Nike Sport Research Lab