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“Don’t Treat Commerce as an Intentional Act,” Says Future of Retail Report

When it’s deliver-or-die, supply chains become the lifeblood of a company. To that end, the fashion industry has embraced technology to navigate today’s hyper-complicated supply chain, with myriad solutions shaping the first, middle and last mile. Call it Sourcing 2.0.

Despite Amazon’s clear and present influence on consumer expectations for retail, one constant remains unchanged: year over year, participants in Walker Sands’ Future of Retail 2018 report confirmed that physical stores (73 percent) are still where they prefer to shop for clothing. By contrast, e-commerce is the preferred channel for purchasing apparel, just 27 percent…

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