Gartner Research

Survey Analysis: Apparel Companies Focus on Product Cost Reduction, With Talent the Top Concern

Published: 16 September 2016

ID: G00293681

Analyst(s): Lucie Draper, Janet Suleski


Research shows apparel companies are focused on product cost reduction and concerned about having the right talent to support growth. Apparel supply chain leaders can use this research to evaluate priorities and overcome risks and challenges that may hurt their efforts.

Table Of Contents

Survey Objective

Data Insights

  • Reducing Product Costs Is Top Initiative
  • Growth Plans: Retailers Look to International Expansion, Manufacturers Eye New Products
  • Talent Is the Top Concern
  • Methodology

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2021 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.