Management briefing: Outlook 2015: Apparel industry issues in the year ahead
For our annual briefing on apparel industry issues to watch in the year ahead, just-style has again asked leading executives for their feedback on the challenges and opportunities likely to emerge in 2015. Expect a continuing focus on compliance and factory safety, ongoing challenges in omni-channel and the need for new supply chain solutions - and much more besides.
Our panel of executives included:
We asked the panel what they think will be the challenges and opportunities for the year ahead, what keeps them awake at night, the state of retail, and what's happening with sourcing.
Long-time contributor David Birnbaum also homes in on the problems facing those brands who have set their sights on developing markets in China and Russia; and a solution for the new model full-service factories.
Challenges and opportunities
What keeps you awake at night?
What's happening at retail?
What's happening with sourcing?
Two key shifts for customers and suppliers
The customer side
The supplier side
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