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Canadian apparel companies dress for success

Read the article Canadian apparel companies dressed for success (you can do this in the window below or follow the previous link to read the article in a separate window) and then answer the questions below.


Question 1

Define the terms:

  • vertical integration
  • labour intensive.

Question 2

Explain the reasons behind the loss of 40,000 manufacturing jobs in Canada over the last ten years.

Question 3

Analyse the impact of an aging population on the Canadian apparel companies and their HR operations

Question 4

Evaluate the decision made by Canadian apparel companies to 'move up the value chain to focus on innovation, creativity, branding and distribution'.