Charity shops are expecting a deluge of donations when retailers reopen from June. But shoppers may be concerned second-hand clothing and accessories are susceptible to Covid-19 and avoid buying used clothing. Charity stores will be introducing extra hygiene to reassure customers, Vicki Burnett, senior […]

Timberland is offering shoppers the option to purchase now and pay later with the help of Klarna. A leading global payments and shopping provider, Klarna's service allows its retail partners to institute a flexible payment solution. Shoppers on Timberland's U.S. e-commerce site can opt to pay for their […]

JCPenney has announced that it will offer designated shopping hours for at-risk customers in its newly reopened stores. The retailer defines at-risk customers as senior citizens, expectant mothers, and those with underlying health concerns. Stores will be open for only these shoppers on Wednesdays and […]

Afterpay is enabling shoppers to give back to COVID-19 relief. The alternative payments solution provider has launched a new "top up program" that allows customers to add a 1-dollar donation to participating charitable organizations when completing an online purchase using Afterpay. The program has […]

Capri Holdings is resuming store operations globally, in accordance with local government reopening plans and safety protocols. Slightly more than half of the company’s global stores are currently open. The company, which consists of Versace, Jimmy Choo and Michael Kors, has reopened less than 15 percent […]

Luxury department store Harrods is to open an outlet in Westfield as it prepares to make space for the new season. The outlet will hold its summer stock to enable the Knightsbridge store to merchandise the new collections and avoid crowds of shoppers. Harrods, like most retailers, holds large volumes […]

In the UK, the spring summer discounting season is already hailed as the sale of the century. Not since the financial crisis in 2008 has so much product remained unsold. Unsurprisingly retailers are desperate to offload their stock. Many began discounting in March and April, at the start of lockdown […]

Under Armour plans to have reopened almost half of its North American stores by the end of this week. The company first began opening stores in the U.S. on May 15. The company continues to follow advice of government and public health officials as it reopens additional stores on a case-by-case basis. […]

Health and beauty retailer Boots has stated that it is using “lockdown learnings” from the past eight weeks to introduce new safe shopping measures to keep customers and staff safe as the high street prepares to reopen after the coronavirus lockdown. Since the beginning of lockdown, Boots was named […]

Asos Marketplace, the platform where customers can shop the best new and vintage fashion from independent boutiques around the world, has reported “strong sales” as well as brand and traffic growth in April and May as consumers turn to online vintage fashion. In April, Asos Marketplace added 80 new […]

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