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Born In The USA

April 20, 2012

As Chinese labor shortages continue to be a source of woe and materials and shipping costs skyrocket, a growing number of manufacturers are bringing production back home, answering both logistical needs and an increasing demand for made-in-the-U.S.A. merchandise.

By Lyndsay McGregor

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Show Time!

March 2, 2012

fall trends, show vibes and industry buzz

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Fine China?

January 31, 2012

Battered by escalating costs and worker shortages, footwear manufacturers brace for a tough year ahead in the People’s Republic—and begin to look elsewhere for sourcing. By Audrey Goodson

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Encore Performance

January 6, 2012

Despite unseasonably warm weather that made sales more challenging, manufacturers are setting the stage for another blockbuster boot season next fall with added styles and features. By Audrey Goodson

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Keeping up with the Big Dogs

December 1, 2011

With the Internet poised to become the holiday’s most popular shopping destination, independent retailers are finding creative ways to compete with Zappos and Shoebuy.

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Fighting the Good Fight

October 18, 2011

The footwear industry unites to support Breast Cancer Awareness month.

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Show Times

September 7, 2011

The latest traffic and trend reports out of ENKWSA, FFANY, OR, TASM and FN Platform.

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The Devil Inside

August 2, 2011

Smart preventative measures can keep employee theft from hurting your store’s bottom line.

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Shopping Goes Social

July 6, 2011

Facebook is poised to become a booming online marketplace. Follow these top tips from social-marketing pros to set up shop and start cashing in.

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You Heard It Here First

June 7, 2011

Next spring’s leading trends revealed.

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