NEW YORK — These are among the most trying times ever in retail and fashion. So how should companies adapt?

This story first appeared in the November 18, 2002 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

The annual WWD/DNR CEO Summit at the Ritz-Carlton, Battery Park addressed the challenges facing the industry, and the new dynamics that will dictate the way ahead — from speed to differentiation, the best people to passion. For coverage, see pages 9 to 26.