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6 Retail Update
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Slumping sales. Popups. Sagging revenue. Concepts. Openings. Expansions. And the odd revival.
For Leo Green of ExecStyle, cyberselling opened up a whole new market and revitalized a family business. Savvy suppliers use the Internet to strengthen their brands, communicate to their target population — even clear merchandise..
UPS: Global Supply Chain Financing
EDC: More than just credit insurance.
2008 FINANCIAL SERVICES SURVEY
AHRC: Financial toolbox
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Need help structuring your exports? Gerry Horn says expertise and the funding are readily available.
17 Womenswear Trends
The shapes of Spring 2009 – from Worth Global Style Network
21 Calendar of Events 22 Industry News
Bill Blass – relaunched. Peter Millar – licensed. Cold Method – distributed. FashionNorth Montreal - cancelled.
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Japanese Trade Mission â€“ January 2009
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