INTERVIEW RFID technology is becoming increasingly widespread - especially in fashion retail. Integrated into labels or hang tags, RFID chips are the digital signature of each individual product. They help retailers to build transparent supply chains, prevent losses permanently, optimise stock levels […]

As the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow both in the UK and globally, the government has announced its latest spate of measures to minimise its impact, including the immediate closure of all ‘non-essential’ stores for three weeks. In a televised address on Monday evening, prime minister […]

Victoria's Secret parent company L Brands has paused e-commerce orders for both Victoria's Secret and Pink as they begin closing distribution centers through March 29. L Brand's Bath & Body Works orders will be handled by a third party company in the interim. In response to coronavirus, L Brands has […]

Laura Ashley says that it will permanently shut 70 stores and cut several hundred jobs as its business has suffered greatly due to coronavirus. Laura Ashley was already struggling prior to coronavirus, but with the hit the retail sector took, this wasn't helping them turnaround any. Sales have fallen, […]

ANALYSISNew York – China was the first market severely affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic, offering a great example both in terms of fighting the virus outbreak and in order to keep the retail industry afloat. From planning ahead to ensure supply chain strength to focus on securing a healthy […]

Stitch Fix, Inc., the online personal styling service, as a result of current public health orders in San Mateo County, California and in Pennsylvania, is temporarily closing two of its distribution centers. The South San Francisco, California distribution center is anticipated to be closed until April […]

Reuters has reported that Amazon has closed a New York warehouse after one of its employees tested positive for coronavirus. The company said that it will prioritize selling essential goods as the global pandemic continues on, and also had plans to hire 100,000 workers to keep up with increased online […]

While many retailers are depending on their e-commerce operations to drive business amid brick-and-mortar closures related to the COVID-19 outbreak, TJX has decided to also shutter its online sales for two weeks. The retail company, which include TJ Maxx, Marshall's and Home Goods, has done this to […]

As the fashion industry continues to feel the effects of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, buying behaviours are changing, with many consumers going online to shop while they have limited access to physical stores. Data emerging from Italy, which is considered to be several weeks ahead of the UK in […]

Sweaty Betty has announced it is closing its stores for the next two weeks due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The British activewear brand said it will be paying its store teams during the period⁣⁣ and that its online store will offer free delivery with no minimum spend. The company said in an Instagram […]

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