INTERACTIVE MAP The end of the original concept store, Colette in Paris, was a surprise for the whole industry. In Germany, too, exciting multi-brand concept stores had to say goodbye: After Eickhoff in Düsseldorf and Quartier 206 in Berlin last July, the managing directors Pete Hannewald and Cambis […]

Debenhams is to file for administration after the struggling retailer saw its UK stores shut due the government-enforced retail closures as part of the Covid-19 safety precaution. Navigating a debt of 600 million pounds, last year Debenhams was rescued by lenders when it collapsed into administration […]

A growing number of retailers in the U.S. are furloughing their employees as the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the temporary closure of retail stores nationwide. The store closures came as more people in the U.S. are forced to remain at home to help curtail the spread of COVID-19 by promoting […]

UK footfall plummeted an expected 81.1 percent on March 30th in comparison to 2019, the latest figures from Springboard show. Week on week the drop was 58.6 percent. Springboard Marketing and Insights Director, Diane Wehrle, said in a statement: “There were definite peaks and troughs in activity from […]

Contactless card payment limit has increased from 30 pounds to 45 pounds to help make it easier and faster to shop during the coronavirus outbreak. The move is part of measures aimed at helping British retailers as well as making it easier and safer for consumers to shop, as it will reduce the need […]

INTERVIEW In a world of sluggish fashion sales and retail insolvencies, China’s apparel market may just by its sheer size appear as the promised land. But fashion brands looking to sell online need to understand the rules of Chinese e-commerce that are often set by online giants such as Alibaba and […]

INTERVIEW After creating the event in Miami last December with their pop-up store "Hello Miami", Mira Mikati and Sarah Andelman are doing it again. The Parisian designer of Lebanese origin and the co-founder of the fiery concept store Colette come to meet the Japanese consumer with a pop-up store this […]

RetailTrust and the British Retail Consortium (BRC) have joined forces to launch a fundraising campaign, called ‘CaRe 20 – Caring for Retail during COVID-19’, which aims to raise 10 million pounds to support retail workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The appeal’s goal is to provide financial, […]

Family-owned jewellers Beaverbrooks has closed its stores and suspended operations for its website and warehouse until further notice. In a statement on its website, the company said: “Following our store closures on Monday 23rd March, we’ve been working hard to do what’s right by all of our colleagues, […]

Confindustria Moda, an organization representing the Italian fashion industry, has asked commercial premises landlords to put lease payments on hold for retailers. The appeal was due to the coronavirus crisis, which has left Italy as one of the hardest hit countries in the world by the global pandemic. […]

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