Chica's Fas inc

Chico’s fas inc. and Nexgen Packaging announce strategic partnership

Chico’s FAS Inc. names Nexgen exclusive global provider of label and packaging products.

ROMEOVILLE, Ill., Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Nexgen Packaging, a leading global supplier of brand identification products to retailers as well as to apparel, footwear and textile brands, today announced that Nexgen will be the exclusive provider of global label and packaging products for omni-channel retailer Chico’s FAS, Inc. through its brands Chico’s, White House Black Market, and Soma. The two companies also agreed to leverage Nexgen’s cloud-based “Analytics as a Service” software platform to transform the ordering, manufacturing and delivery of labels and packaging products, providing Chico’s increased visibility into its supply chain activities and improved engagement with its vendor communities.

“In today’s fast fashion world retailers understand the key elements that impact their ability to deliver timely, in-demand products to their customers,” said Robert Loop, Nexgen’s co-founder and chief strategy officer. “Critical to delivering on this goal is having the visibility into, and understanding of, garment components and their impact on lead times and delivery dates.”

Nexgen was founded more than 10 years ago on the principle that technology, combined with industry leading design and global manufacturing capabilities, would enable customers to improve lead times and meet customer demand. With over 8,000 companies using the Nexgen software platform globally, Nexgen has been able to create features and applications that are providing the retail, apparel and footwear industries with un-paralleled insights into their supply chain operations.

A Long and Successful Partnership

“We have had a long, successful partnership with Chico’s,” Loop went on to say. “This next phase is a natural evolution in that relationship. Nexgen is focused on providing Chico’s with the highest quality label and packaging products and the Nexgen analytics software platform is key to ensuring accurate and timely delivery of our products to Chico’s and their vendors. We are excited to leverage the 10+ years of investment we have made in technology to bring increased visibility and performance to our customers’ supply chains via our rapidly expanding range of software applications. We greatly appreciate Chico’s confidence in Nexgen and are thrilled to be working so closely with this iconic brand.”

Todd Vogensen, EVP – Chief Financial Officer of Chico’s, said, “Chico’s is committed to working with our strategic suppliers on initiatives that can deliver operating efficiencies while also maintaining the quality and innovation that continue to delight our customers. The partnership with Nexgen is a great example of how we are looking to change how we operate, leveraging Nexgen’s industry and technology leadership to improve our business.”

About Nexgen Packaging

Nexgen Packaging, LLC is a global provider of apparel brand identification and packaging products, servicing the creative, product development, and production needs of apparel and footwear manufacturers and retailers, and their global manufacturing partners. The company is focused on simplifying everything from the creative process to order execution, utilizing innovative technologies to increase efficiency and enhance customer service. Nexgen offers a comprehensive range of products and services designed to meet its customers’ product identification needs, including woven labels, printed labels, heat transfers, hang tags, integrated tags, price tickets, RFID tags and labels, wrap bands, patches, boxes, poly bags and a broad range of specialized products. Our customers include a broad range of apparel brands and retailers.

Nexgen has sales and manufacturing operations in the United States, United Kingdom, Guatemala, Vietnam, China and 11 other key apparel and footwear producing countries globally.

To learn more about Nexgen Packaging, visit www.nexgenpackaging.com.

About Chico’s FAS, Inc.

Chico’s FAS, Inc., through its brands Chico’s, White House Black Market and Soma, is a leading omni-channel specialty retailer of women’s private branded, sophisticated, casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates and complementary accessories as well as non-clothing items.

As of October 29, 2016, Chico’s FAS operated 1,510 stores in the US and Canada and sold merchandise through franchise locations in Mexico. The company’s merchandise is also available at www.chicos.com, www.whbm.com, and www.soma.com.

For more information about Chico’s FAS, Inc., please visit www.chicosfas.com.

Media Contact:

Robert Loop, CoFounder & Chief Strategy Officer, [email protected], 508-308-2500

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Nexgen to develop supply chain applications for retail, apparel and footwear on PTC ThingWorx® IoT Platform

ROMEOVILLE, Ill., Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Nexgen Packaging, a leading global apparel identification supplier, today announced that Nexgen has chosen PTC ThingWorx® Internet of Things (IoT) platform as its platform on which to develop solutions in the retail, apparel and footwear (RAF) industry. The agreement enables Nexgen to leverage and expand its integration with PTC FlexPLM® software announced earlier this year.

ThingWorx will serve as the platform on which Nexgen will build its cloud-based solutions for RAF markets targeted at transforming the ordering, manufacturing and delivery of brand ID offerings and other product components. Nexgen’s solutions will rely on PTC’s open cloud architecture, which will enable Nexgen to optimize the development and delivery of its products and services.

“Our customers are looking for ways to accelerate the time it takes to bring products to market and reduce the costs associated with the delivery of these products,” said Jim Welch, Nexgen EVP and GM. “Nexgen is enhancing its industry leading software solutions to provide real-time supply chain visibility and key to this is the PTC ThingWorx® IoT platform. The ThingWorx platform will allow us to quickly and effectively aggregate customer and industry data and provide our customers with unique insights via the predictive analytics and machine learning capabilities of ThingWorx. Nexgen is working with PTC to provide design and delivery solutions for customers in the RAF markets and is excited to extend that strategic relationship with PTC around the ThingWorx platform.”

A Comprehensive IoT Technology Stack

The centerpiece of PTC’s IoT technology portfolio, ThingWorx includes a rapid application development platform, connectivity, machine learning capabilities, augmented reality, and integration with leading device clouds. These features combine to deliver a comprehensive IoT technology stack that enables companies to securely connect assets, quickly create applications, and innovate new ways to capture value.

“The retail industry can benefit immensely from the capabilities enabled by ThingWorx,” said Eric Symon, general manager, Retail Business Unit, PTC. “Our collaboration with Nexgen is a terrific example of how ThingWorx can help companies in the retail industry improve their operations, develop more efficient processes, and improve the customer service experience.”

About Nexgen Packaging

Nexgen Packaging, LLC is a global provider of apparel brand identification and packaging products, serving the creative, product development, and production needs of apparel and footwear manufacturers and retailers, and their global manufacturing partners. The company is focused on simplifying everything from the creative process to order execution, utilizing innovative technologies to increase efficiency and enhance customer service.

Nexgen offers a comprehensive range of products and services designed to meet its customers’ product identification needs, including woven labels, printed labels, heat transfers, hang tags, integrated tags, price tickets, RFID tags and labels, wrap bands, patches, boxes, poly bags and a broad range of specialized products. Our customers include a broad range of apparel brands and retailers.

Nexgen has sales and manufacturing operations in the United States, United Kingdom, Guatemala, Vietnam, China and 11 other key apparel and footwear producing countries globally.

To learn more about Nexgen Packaging, visit www.nexgenpackaging.com.

PTC, ThingWorx, and FlexPLM, are trademarks or registered trademarks of PTC Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries.

Media Contact:

Robert Loop, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, [email protected], 508-308-2500