On 21 and 22 January the bi-annual fashion trade show Modefabriek will take place at Amsterdam Rai. The event will bring together 600 brands and host talks, fashions shows and other events for fashion professionals.
Tommy Hilfiger, IBM and The Fashion Institute of Technology have teamed up for an Artificial Intelligence pilot project. The project called ‘Reimagine Retail’ will have AI play the lead in the design creation process.
Deloitte’s Global Powers of Retailing ranking 2018 shows that US retail giants are losing their grip on the international market, while e-commerce, European fast fashion and sportswear brands are all gaining ground.
German sportswear maker Adidas wants to increase its U.S. market share to around 15-20 percent from levels that are now “significantly lower”, its CFO said in an interview published in the German press over the weekend.
On 11 January, Dutch department store chain de Bijenkorf announced that it is closing its Woerden-based distribution center. De Bijenkorf plans to merge and outsource all distribution activities to a new partner in 2019.