fashion

Could Demand Side Innovation Save An Imploding Industry?

The fashion industry has been imploding for a while now and, thanks to the drastic changes COVID has brought, the need for a change is greater than ever. Over inflated inventory and constant surplus issues, all of which have been a thorn in the side for years, are even more painful and in danger of threatening retail than before. 

In the recent New York Times article, Sweatpants Forever, Irina Aleksande takes a look at just how fashion has been further imploding under the added weight of the Coronavirus. Stuck on a precipice of change since the 2008 recession, the industry has struggled to truly find its footing in terms of producing what consumers really want

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women

Puerto Ricans demand state of emergency amid rise in violence against women

As Puerto Rico struggles to recover from multiple turmoils, including an economic crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic, another crisis plagues the territory: rising violence against women. In the past two weeks, Puerto Rican media has reported the killings of three women and an attack to a transgender woman.



a group of people posing for the camera: People led by the activist group, Feminist Collective, protest to demand Governor Wanda Vazquez to declare a state of emergency in response to recent gender based violence and the disappearance of women in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Sept. 28, 2020.


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People led by the activist group, Feminist Collective, protest to demand Governor Wanda Vazquez to declare a state of emergency in response to recent gender based violence and the disappearance of women in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Sept. 28, 2020.

According to data from Puerto Rico’s Gender Equality Observatory, at least 37 direct and indirect femicides have been registered in the island from Jan. 2020 to Sept. 2020.

On Sep. 28, hundreds of Puerto Ricans took to the streets demanding that the government take action, and urging Gov. Wanda Vázquez to declare a state of

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women

Two Demand Solutions Customers Honored with SDCE Women in Supply Chain Awards

Company Congratulates Andrea Gauntlett and Joanna George on Inclusion in First-Ever Awards

Demand Management, Inc., a leading global resource for cloud-based digital supply chain management solutions, announced today that its customers Joanna George, Director, Global Demand Planning & Processes, Siemens Healthineers, and Andrea Gauntlett, Director of Supply Chain at T-Y Groupe – Linen Holdings, LLC, have been included in the first-ever SDCE Women in Supply Chain Awards.

The Women in Supply Chain Awards honor female supply chain leaders and executives whose accomplishments, mentorship, and examples set a foundation for women in all levels of a company’s supply chain network. Supply & Demand Chain Executive launched this award in 2020 to honor its 20-year anniversary. The magazine accepted nominations from May to July 2020.

“We received over 200 entries for this new award, entries that were submitted from a combination of men and women. This proves that our industry needed an

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shopping

Warehouse Demand Doubles in a Year as Covid Transforms Shopping

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Demand for U.K. warehouses surged to a record in the third quarter, driven by the boom in online shopping that accelerated during the pandemic.

Warehouse owners leased out 13.3 million square feet (1.2 million square meters) in the three months through September, more than double the year-earlier level, according to a report from broker CBRE Group Inc. Retailers that operate exclusively online accounted for a third of demand.



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Record Demand

“The past six months’ take-up exceeds the annual total for eight of the past 10 years,” Jonathan Compton, senior director for U.K. industrial and logistics intelligence at CBRE, said in a statement. “Concerns around Covid-19 and Brexit have not suppressed demand, and consumers in the U.K.

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shopping

Private Equity Firms Bet on Booming Demand for Online Shopping

(Bloomberg) — Private equity firms are betting that the rise in online shopping is here to stay, with some of the world’s biggest investment funds eyeing deals for everything from warehouses to delivery companies.



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Internet Shopping Leads Recovery in U.K. Consumer Spending

Clipper Logistics Plc, which supports the e-commerce operations of retailers from Asos Plc to Superdry, is attracting interest from buyout firms, people with knowledge of the matter said. Cinven is among potential suitors that have been evaluating the 496 million-pound ($638 million) British company, while CVC Capital Partners has also looked in the past, according to the people, who asked not to be identified because the information is private.

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Silver Lake recently participated in a $650 million funding round for Klarna AB, which lets shoppers pay for online purchases in installments. In August, Advent International acquired a controlling stake in the U.K. operations of

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model

As Pandemic Boosts Suburban-Home Demand, Startup Sells a New Ownership Model

Americans feeling trapped at home during the pandemic want more space. The creators of a new startup think they can deliver it with a fresh spin on the timeshare business.

Pacaso, a venture between two Zillow Group Inc. alumni, is using a vacation model to sell ownership in weekend homes.

Similar to a traditional timeshare, Pacaso will give buyers the right to use the house a certain number of weeks a year. But where timeshares typically cluster in holiday hot spots like beach towns or mountain resorts, many of Pacaso’s homes will be located in suburban and other residential neighborhoods.

“This is not just for Napa Valley, Santa Barbara or fancy vacation destinations,” said Spencer Rascoff, Zillow Group’s former chief executive and a Pacaso co-founder. “This is for that lake outside of Detroit, where maybe you’ve had your eye on getting a little lodge.”

A home in Hilton Head, S.C.

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fashion

Amazon Accelerates the Ecommerce Race: Luxury Fashion, Sustainability and Print on Demand

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Amazon Accelerates the Ecommerce Race: Luxury Fashion, Sustainability and Print on Demand

Amazon has revolutionized retail sales and personalized/customized service. Now it looks like the company is taking it to the next level with the addition of a massive digital textile printing investment as part of its luxury stores where Amazon Prime customers can buy a wide range of top luxury fashion labels. This is part of Amazon’s Climate Friendly Pledge, helping customers make sustainable and eco-friendly purchasing decisions. Read more.

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About Debbie McKeegan

Debbie McKeegan is the CEO of TexIntel. As a multi-disciplinary creative and

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accesories

Auto Parts and Accessories Market 2020: Research Report Covers Updated Data Considering Impact of Covid-19 on Share, Size and Future Demand

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Sep 30, 2020 (PRNews Times via COMTEX) —
Big Market Research is one of the prominent market research firms has announced a novel report on Auto Parts and Accessories Market. The report contains vital insights on the market which will support the clients to make the right business decisions. The report also analyzes current and past market performance with significant key market events that help market players and end users to estimate future developments in the global market.

The Global Auto Parts and Accessories Market is gaining pace and businesses have started understanding the benefits of analytics in the present day highly dynamic business environment. The market has witnessed several important developments over the past few years, with mounting volumes of business data and the shift from traditional data analysis platforms to self-service business analytics being

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shopping

Pandemic Accelerates Consumer Demand For Personalized Free Sample Boxes

Consumers are eager to discover new brands, and have never been more open to trying free samples from the safety of their own homes. These were among the recent findings from a consumer shopping behavior survey conducted by startup Sampler.

Ninety-eight percent of respondents reported being more open to new brands, while just two percent said they were sticking to familiar products. What’s more, 98 percent of people were more likely to try new products if they had samples delivered to their home compared to picking them up in-store. Marie Chevrier, Sampler’s founder and CEO, said these findings reflected why product sampling is full speed ahead on a digital makeover.

“Being able to digitally target consumers who have an interest in your specific products is light-years ahead of traditional in-store

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clothing

Protective Clothing Market 2020 Share, Size, Regional Trend, Future Growth, Leading Players Updates, Demand by Forecast to 2026

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Sep 28, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
Protective Clothing Market size wasUSD 12.48 billionin 2019 and is projected to reachUSD 34.31 billionby 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 14% during the forecast period.

The global protective clothing market size is anticipated to be driven by the rising government norms worldwide to maintain workplace safety, especially in the manufacturing, food processing, construction, healthcare, and chemical industries. Also, the increasing cases of accidental injuries and mortalities would affect the market positively.

Rising Usage of Protective Clothing to Prevent Injuries will Drive the Chemicals Segment

Based on end use, the market is fragmented into oil and gas, firefighters, chemical, pharmaceutical, and others. Amongst these, the chemical segment is expected to procure the largest share owing to the increasing usage of protective clothing in the chemical industry for preventing

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