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 […]

Francesca's has teamed with Poq to launch its first mobile app. The boutique chain plans to introduce an iOS app this summer and an Android app in time for holiday shopping later this year. "During the temporary store closure period resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, our ecommerce business surged," […]

The fragility of a consumer’s purchasing journey is revealed post-Covid-19, with nearly four in ten UK shoppers abandoning a purchase at least once a week. That’s according to new research commissioned by payment provider Klarna and e-commerce platform BigCommerce, who called on retailers to prioritize […]

With no reopening date for malls in the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut in sight, the American Dream Mall is in big trouble. The mall project was supposed to be one of the most revolutionary malls of the 21st century and was already racking up tenants across all price points […]

This spring, when then pandemic migrated to Europe and North America, all eyes were on Asia for signs of recovery and positive consumer sentiment. That recovery hasn’t fully happened. “Covid-19 has forced luxury brands to postpone their fashion shows and cancel promotions events, and has disrupted supply […]

With the loosening of Covid-19 lockdown measures in the UK, shops reopened and consumers were able to shop in-store again. However, British customers still remain wary about purchasing items in physical stores and online shopping is the current preferable option. That’s according to research commissioned […]

As the UK reopens and consumers can once again visit physical stores, new research suggests that the lockdown will have long-term effects on the way we shop. In fact, an estimated 17.2 million British consumers plan to make permanent changes to the way they shop, according to a new report by global […]

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