Italian Fashion Systems (IFS)  

 
 
Italian Fashion Systems is an Italian firm that has recruited eight Italian apparel companies interested in entering the US market. PI was retained by IFS to research, speak with, check the references of, and assess potential employees, vendors, service providers, and partners for the Italian apparel companies. We conducted preliminary market research and depending on the companies’ specifications, identified agents, distributors, sales representatives, end users or strategic alliance partners.  PI helped the IFS companies negotiate agreements with the representatives and identify and chose appropriate service providers; lawyers, accountants, insurance brokers, bankers, shippers, warehouses, etc. Five of the apparel companies are presently selling their products in the US.