Friday, May 29, 2020

Why Sears Failed…….”It Begins with Arrogance”

From the May 20, 2019 Fortune article: Sears' Seven Decades of Self-Destruction, we see this passage: ......It begins with arrogance, which Sears developed at mammoth scale. Until...

Man, talk about an apparel PROMOTION……..WOW!!

AAPN President, Tony Anzovino, VP of Haggar, is shown below at the NBA Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame ceremony last year Why? Because Haggar...
Thoughts - and Actions on Sustainabilty

Thoughts – and Actions on Sustainabilty

Our 2010 Annual Conference on sustainability redefined and truly energized this network. It will happen again May 3-5 at the 2020 update on sustainability.

Recycling? Not Really. An Insight.

The days when Philadelphia got paid for its recyclables have faded like the haze of burning trash.

Fanatics: Redefining Speed and Agility

In 2016, when Jim Hardy was a VP at Under Armour, he was a keynote speaker at our annual conference. When he said, "my job is to find...

Manufacturing Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

I took the time over the weekend to key in highlights from the 7th and final chapter of the landmark book BEHEMOTH, A History of...

Finding New Ideas When You Don’t Have a Broad Network

I'm sharing the 'Finding new ideas...' article but opening it with the 2010 'Supply Chain' extract. Why? Because if you're in the AAPN, you...

Implications of El Salvador Recognizing China

Last Thursday, I was on the agenda of the FOROTEX 2018 meeting in El Salvador. Another of the speakers, Steve Lamar of the US...
Jordan Speer leaves Apparel Magazine

Jordan Speer leaves Apparel Magazine

Our long time friend Jordan Speer, Editor in Chief of Apparel Magazine since 2007, worked her last day yesterday.
An Industry Paper ...On Paper

An Industry Paper …On Paper

To document the industry edge AAPN member Coldenhove holds, Mike Todaro went to Switzerland to write an industry paper ...on paper