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Since our inception, we’ve been providing unbiased, impartial insights to the fashion retail industry. Here you will find the most recent apparel industry news, and textile industry news. 

    Gymshark Stays Ahead of the Competition with Centric PLM™

    Sportswear giant increases productivity and streamlines communications with smooth remote PLM implementation in the midst of a global pandemic CAMPBELL, Calif., February 23, 2021 – Leading UK fitness apparel and accessories brand Gymshark successfully implemented Centric Software®‘s Product Lifestyle Management (PLM) system 100% remotely during a national lockdown. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions […]

    Crocs Modernises Its Global Retail Technology Platform with Aptos and the Cloud

    Casual footwear brand successfully deploys Aptos solutions for point of sale, merchandising, audit & operations management, and analytics ATLANTA — Feb. 17, 2021 — Aptos, a recognised market leader in retail technology solutions, today announced that Crocs, Inc. (Nasdaq: CROX), a world leader in innovative casual footwear, has deployed Aptos’ customer engagement and merchandise management solutions across its global […]

    Aptos Completes Acquisition of LS Retail

    LS Retail will operate as a stand-alone business unit within Aptos, continue its focus on developing world-class unified commerce software solutions ATLANTA & REYKJAVIK, Iceland — Feb. 16, 2021 — Aptos, a recognised market leader in retail technology solutions, today announced the completion of the previously announced transaction to acquire LS Retail. With the deal’s culmination, LS Retail will […]

    Yunfu Chooses Centric PLM™ to Boost Global Business Development

    Chinese ‘sweater tycoon’ focuses on R&D and worldwide collaboration in Centric Software® partnership CAMPBELL, Calif., February 16, 2021 – Yunfu Clothing (Yunfu), the Chinese clothing company, has selected Centric Software’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to fashion, retail, footwear, outdoor, luxury, consumer goods and home décor companies to achieve […]

    ECOmmerce research project completed

    Kaiserslautern/Munich 16.02.2021 Online retail continues to grow, especially in pandemic times, and with it the volume of returns, which represent a considerable environmental burden. The companies Avalution (Kaiserslautern) and Assyst (Munich), together with partners, have developed a solution as part of a research project that aims to significantly reduce the proportion of returns by recommending […]

    DeSL Launches Digital Approvals Dashboard

    (San Francisco Bay Area, California, February 15, 2021) Discover e-Solutions (DeSL) announces the launch of Digital Approvals Dashboard. A key element of full digital transformation is the ability to vastly reduce the number of physical samples of either garments or materials. The efficiency this will bring companies, from both the demand and supply side, will […]

    CGS Adds BlueCherry Customers, Expands Services and Supply Chain Solutions

    Reported new enhancements and partnerships in 2020 to meet the changing market needs CGS, a global provider of business applications, enterprise learning and outsourcing services, today announced that it saw growth in its business and expanded its service offerings in 2020. The disruption in the supply chain caused by the pandemic affected brands and retailers […]

    SanMar Digitizes its Financial Supply Chain with Infor to Drive Growth

    Company will use cloud-based Infor Nexus Financial Supply Chain Management solutions to automate purchase orders, invoice approvals, payments and financing NEW YORK – Feb. 9, 2021 – Infor today announced that SanMar Corporation, the largest supplier of apparel and other soft goods to the imprinted sportswear and promotional products industries, has selected cloud-based Infor Nexus Financial Supply Chain […]

    Yamamay Expands Use of Aptos PLM to Support Sustainability Initiatives

    The Italian underwear retailer achieves greater transparency and control at every step of the product lifecycle with Aptos technology. ATLANTA — February 9, 2021 — Aptos, a recognised market leader in retail technology solutions, today announced that leading Italian brand Yamamay, part of Pianoforte Group, has extended its use of Aptos PLM to support the brand’s sustainability initiatives. With Aptos’ […]

    Koton Selects Centric PLM™ to Streamline Processes and Boost Productivity

    Turkish fast-fashion leader introduces an integrated and robust data-driven PLM solution to speed up decision-making and increase revenue CAMPBELL, Calif., February 9, 2021 – Top Turkish fast-fashion company Koton has chosen Centric Software®‘s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) to streamline its processes and boost productivity. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to plan, design, develop, […]

    Lectra enters into a Memorandum of Understanding to acquire Gerber Technology

    By uniting, the two companies would become the ultimate Industry 4.0 for their customers. Paris, Monday February 8, 2021 – Lectra announces its plan to acquire the entire capital and voting rights of US-based Gerber Technology. A key Industry 4.0 player in the fashion, automotive and furniture industries, Lectra designs smart industrial solutions – software, […]

    Frankies Bikinis Reduces Risk Exposure with Centric PLM™

    Fast-growing California swimwear brand levels up in product development CAMPBELL, Calif., February 4, 2021 – California-based fashion brand Frankies Bikinis has selected Centric Software®’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution for emerging brands, Centric SMB. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to fashion, retail, footwear, outdoor, luxury and consumer goods companies, aimed at achieving strategic […]

    New dates and new event cycle for Techtextil and Texprocess

    The dates for the next Techtextil and Texprocess in Frankfurt am Main have been fixed. The two trade fairs will be held from 21 to 24 June 2022 and shift to even years. Recently postponed due to the current corona pandemic, Techtextil and Texprocess, the leading international trade fairs for technical textiles and nonwovens and for the […]

    Lacoste Extends the Value of PTC FlexPLM® to Speed Design and Development Decisions

    Legendary brand, Lacoste, implements PTC’s ThingWorx® IoT technology to enable its PLM users to make faster and better business decisions PTC is delighted to announce that Lacoste, one of the world’s most iconic brands with an excellent reputation for quality, elegance and innovation, has successfully implemented its ThingWorx Internet of Things (IoT) technology. As a […]

    Karthik Mani Joins Aptos as Chief Product Officer

    Mani to oversee product management and product development organisations, spearhead accelerated innovation ATLANTA — Feb. 2, 2021 — Aptos, a recognised market leader in retail technology solutions, today announced the hiring of transformational product leader Karthik Mani as chief product officer. In this role, Mani will oversee the company’s product management and product development organisations on a […]