How Traditional Retailers May Win Back Customers This Holiday Season

The final countdown to the end of the holiday shopping season is on. Last shipping deadlines are passing for online retail purchases and those...

What Retailers Will Need to Survive the Final Holiday Shopping Frenzy

The time in which shoppers have to finish off their holiday shopping is dwindling fast. To the last-minute folks though there is plenty of...

Will the End of Net Neutrality Really Destroy the Internet As We Know It?

On Thursday, December 14th, 2017, the FCC, now led by a former Verizon executive, Ajit Pai, voted to repeal the American net neutrality rules...

Why Consulting Can Be Better Than Retiring

We are all 'consultants' in a way. The strength of this network is the hundreds of individuals who, when they are active in our...

Retail Roundup – Ann Taylor Debuts Rented Fashion, Michael Kors’ Plans for Revival and...

Ann Taylor Debuts Fashion Rentals Cashing in on the subscription service boom, and not to be outdone by no-name startups, Ann Taylor has announced the...

10 Things I’ve Learned in Our Industry

Well, it's far more than 10 of course, but these are some of the most important: 1. THE CHAIN - All companies compete as supply...

What We Need is the Split Second Decision

Exchange from the TV show LAW & ORDER, by Detective Lennie Briscoe: Lab technician (trying to establish the age of a skeleton): "Once we get...

Survey Says Teens Prefer Food over Clothing, Nike is Losing Its Heat and Streetwear...

According to a survey recently published by Piper Jaffray Companies teen spending, which accounts for more than you might imagine, is changing, and while apparel...

Amazon Apparel Sales Gaining on Lululemon, Nordstrom and More

Department stores are already beleaguered by decades of encroachment by specialty and off-price retailers in their previously stalwart categories, including furniture, home goods and beauty....

China’s New Silk Road – A New Challenge for America

Yurts, camels and mud are the most prominent features of the countryside that surrounds Khorgos, but looks can be very deceiving, as for the last...

AAPN Welcomes New Member, Keer America Corporation

Keer America Corporation is a subsidiary of the Keer Group. Founded in 1995 and based in Zhejiang, China, the heart of China’s textile industry....