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Surf's down
Surf's down

The Australian surfwear industry is in crisis - and has been for a few years. So, what's behind the demise of Billabong, Rip Curl and the likes? And is there a new swell on the horizon, asks Carolin...

The Hidden Cost of NO and the Long View of YES
The Hidden Cost of NO and the Long View of YES

Saying "no" to your customer is your right and responsibility. But, every time you say no, there is a hidden cost and that hidden cost is either diminished loyalty or outright abandonment, warns Bob...

Dynamic market shift keeps US apparel retail on its toes
Dynamic market shift keeps US apparel retail on its toes

The famous American dream has taken the world in its grip.Billions, on the lookout for good opportunities, are working hard towards settling down in the country. The prosperity of the United States...

Retail going truly global
Retail going truly global

Globalisation, technology and demographic change have impacted the business of retail vibrantly. Retailers are trying to expand their brand market share beyond their domestic region. Through...

A retail concept to turn anyone into an entrepreneur
A retail concept to turn anyone into an entrepreneur

If you have an idea, you can become an entrepreneur without investing any capital. Freecultr Express, a new digital platform, aims to create more than three lakh entrepreneurs by 2016, enabling...

India's cricket craze brings business for apparel sector
India's cricket craze brings business for apparel sector

The millions of die-hard cricket fans in India vouch that the concept of loyalty is definitely not over-rated. What is termed as cricket madness by some experts is seen as unwavering devotion to the...

Omnichannel: New buzzword for clothing merchants
Omnichannel: New buzzword for clothing merchants

Clothing is one of the most purchased product categories in global B2C E-commerce. It is in close competition with consumer electronics and travel categories for the title of the leading category in...

Emergence of social commerce in apparel retail
Emergence of social commerce in apparel retail

Electronic commerce and mobile commerce is growing by leaps and bound in developed as well as developing countries. With the increase in the amount of smartphone users globally, the use of social...

Apparel stores look to pull strings on Black Friday
Apparel stores look to pull strings on Black Friday

Marketing is the heart of any business and discounts have proved to be one of the most lucrative steps to increase the profits and brand visibility. As the brand visibility increases and the words...

Will it be a Merry Christmas for the Apparel Sector?
Will it be a Merry Christmas for the Apparel Sector?

Looking presentable is important in every aspect of life, and these days one's wardrobe is key to making a favourable impression on the world. There is something for every occasion and place- evening ...

expert speak VIEW ALL

It was not very long ago that people who shopped online in India were considered 'ahead of time'....
Posted by
Arun Sirdeshmukh | Jan 21,2016
A few years later, the same process is now taking place in textile printing, and this has never...
Posted by
Gabi Seligsohn | Feb 04,2016
It was in 1987 that Asif Merchant got into the business of wholesaling of footwear. He bought from...
Posted by
Asif Merchant | Sep 02,2015
Effective quality management starts with a quality policy. Effectiveness is the extent to which...
Posted by
Pradip Mehta | Jan 23,2016
Indians are too enamoured of Hollywood. We can’t help it. We have been conditioned this way. The...
Posted by
Anurag Batra | Sep 02,2015
The ‘apparel’, ‘clothing’, ‘garment’, ‘fashion’ and ‘lifestyle’ industries have undergone two...
Posted by
Dr. Darlie Koshy | Aug 20,2015
Is your business ready for Textiles 4.0? Before you can say, 'Yes', 'No', 'May be' or 'I don't...
Posted by
Aseem Prakash | Apr 25,2016
The focus in research and development (R&D) is now more and more set on new sustainable products...
Posted by
Fanny Vermandel | Jun 24,2016
Imagine a cricketer, once an exciting player but now aged 45, having put on oodles of weight, too...
Posted by
Rahul Mehta | Sep 11,2015
Luxury is a lifestyle, and fashion is just a minuscule part of it. Businesswise-the most visible or ...
Posted by
Abhay Gupta | Dec 23,2016