Online stores are benefitting from the lack of showrooming, the art of shoppers comparing prices in physical stores and buying the best-priced product online. Amazon particularly has flourished in the first quarter of 2020, with sales soaring 24 percent, its biggest increase in four years. While other […]

Nordstrom has said that it will permanently close 16 full-line stores as a measure to strengthen business for the long-term. The company is facing the effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on its retail business. It will incur non-cash impairment charges associated with its store closures. “We’ve been […]

Express said that it plans to open approximately 300 of its stores before May 25, in accordance with the latest state and federal guidelines and adhering to new health and safety measures. The U.S. fashion retailer has already re-opened a few stores in Georgia and South Carolina last week, and will […]

Suitsupply has begun reopening stores in states where retail stores have been permitted to reopen. In an effort to protect their customers from contracting coronavirus, free-standing, see-through partitions have been installed to create a barrier between sales associates and customers. Suitsupply is […]

Belk will begin reopening stores following its temporary closure due to COVID-19. Stores in South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas and Oklahoma plan to open its doors to shoppers on Friday. Belk is implementing recommended safety precautions from the CDC and state and local health authorities. […]

Beginning Monday, Macy's plans on reopening 68 stores across the U.S. in locations that have eased coronavirus restrictions. Coronavirus has dealt a severe blow to the retail and apparel industry, and in the time during the shutdown Macy's has been trying to find ways to stay afloat. The department […]

Arket is to open a digital flagship store on Alibaba Group’s B2C e-commerce platform Tmall in August, marking the H&M Group-owned brand’s first expansion outside of Europe. The Stockholm-based brand will offer a variety of its “functional yet playful” aesthetic pieces across all its ranges at the flagship […]

The coronavirus crisis is drawing attention to sustainable fashion, as well fueling an increasing demand for PPE. Fast fashion consumption is slowing down as UK and US mass market brands experience a decline in demand, while face masks are selling out so quickly that retailers struggle to restock. That’s […]

Italy might be beginning to ease coronavirus lockdown restrictions, but even once stores are back in full force some will be gone with the wind, including eight H&M stores. The brand has announced that they will be permanently closing eight stores across Italy, including two in Milan, although these […]

While the timing of back-to-school assortments remains uncertain, the change in consumer attitudes and desires after Covid-19 are sure to impact your ranges. Edited highlights the most significant shifts and offers direction for your school uniform stock. Hygiene Customers may wish to continue the stricter […]

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