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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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Strategies to Succeed in a Period of Industry Decline I: The Search for Competence

For most of the past fifty years, the garment factory existed solely to make the product.  The customer specified the quality, the delivery and the price.  Of these quality and delivery were both fixed.  If your factory was unable to … Read More

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The Rise in Garment FOB prices: Why, Who, How Much

All the experts agree: Garment FOB prices will rise in 2011, ceterus parabus (all things remaining the same). This must be one of the silliest statements on record, since these same experts also agree that in 2011 little Read More

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