Amazon Fashion is helping small fashion businesses affected by the pandemic through a partnership with Vogue. The two parties have created a storefront called Common Threads: Vogue x Amazon Fashion to help brands reach customers through curated assortments. Originally launched in May, Common Threads […]

Excess inventory is not a new problem, but for retailers now, finding stock exit routes for SS20 collections is an absolute priority. It has changed from an accounting afterthought to a critical role in retail supply chains. Covid-19 has given the fashion industry the unique opportunity to entirely […]

An investigation led by the Evening Standard shows the economic impact of Covid-19 on London is both disastrous and the worst in a generation. With 50,000 West End retail and hospitality jobs at risk and hundreds of thousands of businesses affected, total spending is down 50 percent by 5 billion pounds […]

Klarna is launching a virtual shopping event in partnership with Cosmopolitan Magazine. Called "Hauliday by Cosmo x Klarna," the event is the first of its kind catered towards Gen Z and millennial shoppers. “Virtual shopping festivals are wildly popular in other parts of the world, but in the US are […]

With the global pandemic having an unprecedented effect on the retail sector, companies are looking for new ways to service customers. In April while the majority of the world was still under quarantine, e-commerce sales jumped 49 percent compared to early March before shelter-in-place orders. This […]

As store re-opening begins, brands and retailers globally are having to think on their feet and adapt quickly to a radically new world of physical retail. All experiential aspects are up for revision from safety, hygiene and in-queue entertainment challenges, to utilising VR in place of make-over beauty […]

Showfields is leaning on digital innovations to offer its customers its signature, unique retail experience in the age of social distancing. The retailer, which calls itself “the most interesting store in the world,” has reopened the doors to its New York location as the city's restrictions begin to […]

Ascena Retail Group, the parent company of Ann Taylor, is set to close 1200 stores. Bankruptcy appears to be on the horizon for the company as they took a major hit from coronavirus like the rest of the apparel and retail sector. Ascena Retail Group is expected to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as early […]

Gap Inc. has launched a new B2B product program to supply large organizations with high-quality, reusable cloth face masks. These non-medical grade protective wear will be sold to companies wishing to supply their employees with masks as offices and workplaces reopen. The company has sold approximately […]

British department store Harrods has opened the doors of its new concept store at Westfield London. Announced in May, Harrods Outlet aims to help the company sell inventory built up during lockdown and take pressure off its store in Knightsbridge by providing additional space for shoppers who will need […]

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