Category Archives: Recesssion

Garment Import Consolidation in Difficult Times

For the past year importers have been in a state of flux, trying to reconcile rising supplier costs with falling consumer demand.  Desperation brought radical changes, rushing hither and yon in search of low cost suppliers.  Business was taken from … Read More

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China and Its Place in a Changing U.S. Garment Import Market

2011 brought wrenching change to the U.S. market.  From June through December unit imports declined every single month, as retailers drastically reduced inventories.

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U.S. Imports All Garments Monthly Data 2011 vs 2010
Units Value
January 17.0% 22.4%
February 12.3% 16.9%
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Strategies to Succeed In a Period of Industrial Decline II: Determining the Right Strategy

In the global garment industry, all private sector strategies have but a single goal:  To Increase Profit.

There are three interrelated means to reach this goal

Operational; e.g., Reduce costs

Marketing;  e.g.,   Increase sales

Mixed; e.g., Increase margins

The range … Read More

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