Where the Blitz failed, coronavirus has succeeded. The luxury London store Harrods, which stayed open throughout the bombing of the capital during World War II, announced on Friday it was closing its doors. It will keep open its Food Halls and pharmacy, but the rest of the iconic department store in […]

While many retailers are depending on their e-commerce operations to drive business amid brick-and-mortar closures related to the COVID-19 outbreak, TJX has decided to also shutter its online sales for two weeks. The retail company, which include TJ Maxx, Marshall's and Home Goods, has done this to […]

As the fashion industry continues to feel the effects of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, buying behaviours are changing, with many consumers going online to shop while they have limited access to physical stores. Data emerging from Italy, which is considered to be several weeks ahead of the UK in […]

Marks & Spencer CEO Steve Rowe has announced measures the British retailer is taking amid the coronavirus pandemic. The company is transferring 4,600 roles from its clothing & home and Café teams to support its food team. It is also implementing a new contact-free delivery experience for its clothing, […]

Sweaty Betty has announced it is closing its stores for the next two weeks due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The British activewear brand said it will be paying its store teams during the period⁣⁣ and that its online store will offer free delivery with no minimum spend. The company said in an Instagram […]

British accessories brand Lulu Guinness has opened its new global flagship in London’s Covent Garden with a store design that is “a true reflection of the British playfulness Lulu Guinness is renowned for”. Located on King Street, the flagship marks the brand’s next chapter with what it is calling a […]

The UK government has extended its business rates holiday to all companies in the UK to protect them during the economic emergency caused by the coronavirus. Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced Tuesday that all retail and hospitality firms in the country will be granted a 12-month business rates holiday […]

Capri Holdings Limited, to help protect the health and safety of its employees, consumers and the communities where the company operates, it will temporarily close all directly operated Versace, Jimmy Choo and Michael Kors stores in North America from March 18 and in Europe from March 19 through April […]

Macy’s to temporarily close all stores In response to the widespread COVID-19 outbreak, Macy’s, Inc. has decided to temporarily close all stores through March 31, 2020. This, the company said in a statement, includes all Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Bluemercury, Macy’s Backstage, Bloomingdales the Outlet […]

The Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) group is temporarily closing all stores in Germany and the US. The company said in a statement, due to the Covid-19 situation the H&M group will temporarily close 460 stores in Germany from March 18, based on decisions by the German authorities. In addition, the […]

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