Seminars, Workshops & Conferences

Retail Outlook:  3 Key Shifts That Will Define Successful Brands & Retailers

Retail Outlook: 3 Key Shifts That Will Define Successful Brands & Retailers

Retail landscape is becoming increasingly competitive - and confusing.  It seems that the traditional rules for building successful brands are no longer working. At first it seemed that online was the answer.  However that has not proven to be the cash cow that brands thought it would be.So what's the answer?  Where are we headed?  What should brand owners be looking at doing now?Join us as we take a look at how tomorrow's top brands will evolve to meet the deman...
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The New Eco-Conscious Consumer:  Understanding This Emerging Market Segment

The New Eco-Conscious Consumer: Understanding This Emerging Market Segment

What started out as a niche consumer segment, has now grown to include most Millennials and many Boomers and Seniors too! Understanding what this market segment wants from both brands and retailers will be key to succeeding on the selling floor.Come learn what today's eco-aware consumer wants.  Learn how their core values have been redefined, and how this is influencing what they purchase - and where they purchase it.We'll explore some of the new challenges that brands, retailers an...
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5 Strategies for Building Profitable Brands

5 Strategies for Building Profitable Brands

Both retailers and manufacturers are realizing the importance of building strong brands.  However a well known brand name is no long enough.  Today we must also develop brands that are profitable too.At this seminar we will 'reverse engineer' some of the core strategies and tactics that highly profitable brands have in common.  We'll look at case studies so that we can understand the path these brands took that led them to the top in terms of both sales and profits.We ...
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Denim's Next Move: New Opportunities to Keep Growing Sales of Jeans & Casualwear

Denim's Next Move: New Opportunities to Keep Growing Sales of Jeans & Casualwear

The market is changing and so must apparel and textile manufacturers.  Low prices and discounts are no longer driving sales the way they used to.Today's consumer wants better quality, appreciates new technology and is evolving their casualwear style.The Panel will discuss what consumers really want in jeans and casualwear, and will look at the return of Chinos and at some of the new fabric technology that is energizing casualwear. Leading companies will share some of their latest innova...
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Understanding the New Eco-Aware Consumer

Understanding the New Eco-Aware Consumer

Sustainability has been an industry buzzword nearly a decade.  What started out as a niche consumer segment, has now grown to include most Millennials and many Boomers and Seniors too!Come learn what today's eco-aware consumer wants.  Learn how their core values have been redefined, and how this is influencing what they purchase - and where they purchase it.We'll explore some of the new challenges that brands, retailers and manufacturers are facing - and we'll discuss some ...
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3 Consumer Attitudes that are Influencing Purchasing Decisions

3 Consumer Attitudes that are Influencing Purchasing Decisions

The consumer mindset has clearly changed.  It is continuing to evolve from consumption driven to experience/value driven and this is having an increasingly heavy impact on consumer purchases.While consumers have an unlimited number of choices, retailers are facing even greater competition. The geographic boundardies that used to give us some market protection are gone.  Today, it's all about the product and the experience surrounding that product.To get that right, brands and retai...
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New Rules:  3 Things That Are Changing the Way We Source Apparel

New Rules: 3 Things That Are Changing the Way We Source Apparel

All of a sudden the rules have changed and buyers are taking a totally new look at the way they source apparel. Most brands and retailers realize that the game has changed.  The good old days are long gone and that we must now adapt to a new business model.  The ones who adapted quickest are likely to be the ones who end up being the next generation of retail winners.  Those who lag behind, will be left behind.We'll be examining the key shifts that are impacting sourcing....
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