As Manufacturers, Retailers, Consumers Enter With Caution, What Will 2023 Bring?
By Dorothy Crouch, Contributing Writer | February 2, 2023
With lackluster holiday 2022 sales signaling a slowdown in consumer spending on goods, what new challenges can the apparel industry expect, and how can businesses in this sector navigate the resulting economic hurdles?
Republic Business Credit Acquired by Renasant Bank
Renasant Bank closed 2022 with the announcement that it has acquired Republic Business Credit, formally known as Continental Republic Capital, in an all-cash transaction.
NAIER Facilitates Giving for Overstocks and Excess Inventory
’Tis the season for generosity and goodwill, and the National Association for the Exchange of Industrial Resources is a pioneering organization that would be thankful for your excess inventory donations.
Inflation, the Supply Chain and What It Means for Manufacturing
The three biggest challenges facing the industrial sector today are labor, supply chain and uncertainty of where we are and where we are going, according to panelists at a Nov. 10 webinar hosted by the New York–based U.S. national accounting and advisory firm Marcum LLP.
Downtown Center BID Reports Dynamic Resurgence of Retail
Back in school you were probably drawn to math or, well, anything else. But the numbers for downtown Los Angeles are certainly compelling. The district generates $5 billion in annual revenue from 743 businesses per square mile. Over 3 million people visit downtown each year, while 350,000 commute there to work each day, and 85,000 call it home.
Legacy Companies HSBC and Levi’s Team Up for a Sustainable Future
Both Levi’s and HSBC have histories that go back 150 years, but that hasn’t stopped either from being pioneers in building a sustainable future.
UCLA Anderson Forecast Predicts Slower Growth but Low Unemployment
California may face the perennial threat of earthquake, but for now there’s no immediate danger of recession, according to a new report by the UCLA Anderson Forecast, one of the nation’s most closely watched and widely cited reports about the state of the U.S. economy.
LAFW Returns With New Owners and a New Agenda
If you’ve been around long enough, you probably recall the early days of Los Angeles Fashion Week with either a fond smile or a roll of the eyes.
India Presents a Golden Opportunity to the Golden State
Business leaders from the fashion to aerospace to medical industries had a rare opportunity for a meet and greet to discuss ideas with Shri Piyush Goyal, the Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution and Textiles, Government of India, at an event held at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim in Garden Grove, Calif., Sept. 10.
MAFI Award Returns After Two-Year Hiatus
Los Angeles is an award-winning city—as in it’s full of people who are constantly winning awards for something—and not just in Hollywood but also the fashion industry. And now, after a two-year pandemic hiatus, the Moss Adams Fashion Innovator Award is back and will help kick off Los Angeles Fashion Week on Oct. 6 at Lighthouse, a venue perfectly situated in the heart of the awards-giving epicenter of Hollywood.
Leading Internet Retailer Spiraledge Secures $8 Million Loan From RBC
Republic Business Credit has provided another company with the funds it needs to not only succeed but also grow.
Industry Focus: Finance - Financial Experts Weigh In on the Economy and Next Steps
For this edition of our recurring Industry Focus: Finance feature, we asked leading figures who cater to the apparel industry a simple question:
Quiksilver and Netflix ‘Stranger Things’ Collection Rolls Out
If you were lucky enough to have lived through the last great decade to be a teenager—the ’80s, of course—then you surely remember the colors.
Taelor Poised to Expand With Recent Round of Pre-seed Funding
With the continuing rise of thrifting and secondhand clothing, the apparel-rental market has seen growth as more consumers look for innovative ways to shop sustainable and reduce the amount of clothing produced.
Otis College Releases 2022 Report on Creative Economy in California
Otis College of Art and Design in collaboration with economic-research and planning firm CVL Economics has released the “2022 Otis College Report on the Creative Economy,” which shows jobs in California’s creative industries have bounced back in a big way after initial numbers during the pandemic showed creative industries being hit among the hardest.