July 31, 2014
Robert Meyers,Chief Commercial Officer, Republic Business Credit
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Mergers, Acquisitions and Bankruptcies: What’s in the Cards for the apparel and Retail Sectors
Shoppers are flocking to online sites to snap up purchases while spending more money on dining out and traveling. This has left tried-and-true retailers and manufacturers in a quandary.
What Are the Roadblocks This Year for Apparel Makers and Retailers?
California Apparel News recently spoke with several finance-industry executives about what challenges apparel manufacturers are facing this year that they didn’t have to confront last year and how the presidential election is influencing consumer attitudes.
The U.S. Dollar Is on Fire: The Pros and Cons for U.S. Apparel Manufacturers.
The U.S. dollar is sailing at a 12-year high. A strong greenback means that if you travel overseas, hotels and restaurant dinners are cheaper. It also means raw materials produced overseas, such as fabric, zippers and buttons, have suddenly gone on sale.
Industry Focus: Factoring in the Age of Start-Up Apparel Companies and E-commerce
California Apparel News recently spoke with some finance-industry executives to find out how their companies approach financing new businesses and how selling to e-tailers differs from selling to a bricks-and-mortar retailer.
Industry Focus Finance: The Opportunities and Challenges of International Sales
With more apparel companies looking to export overseas to boost revenues, how difficult is it to get factor financing on these overseas accounts, and what things should apparel labels be aware of when exporting?
How a Growing Economy Affects Financing for Apparel Manufacturers
With interest rates still hovering in single-digit territory, the cost of borrowing money should be cheap, cheap, cheap. But it’s more than low interest rates that determine how much apparel manufacturers pay for a loan.
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