Covid 19 news and archive
Marks and Spencers comes out on top in customer satisfaction study
Consumer research organisation Which? has been on the hunt to uncover the best and worst of online retail customer service. A recent survey examined a total of 5,000 consumer responses, each with order issues that caused them to contact customer service at a wide range of online retailers throughout the UK. Each retailer was ranked with up to...
23 Aug 2021
CFDA announces further health and safety guidelines for NYFW
As the fashion industry begins to open its doors to the world again, fashion weeks have begun to outline a number of guidelines in order to ensure guest safety and the smooth running of events. Earlier in the month, the Council of Fashion Designers of America announced attendees for New York Fashion Week must show proof of full Covid-19...
20 Aug 2021
Hybrid working model introduced for Primark office employees
Multi-chain retailer Primark has revealed its new hybrid working model as its office-based employees begin to return to in-person work. From September, its global headquarters in Dublin, Primark House in Reading and its Central Supply Chain office in Islip will all welcome back employees into the physical workspace. The plan will be implemented...
20 Aug 2021
Video: Fashion after Covid-19
In this video, The Brand Show. TV has brought on industry experts to discuss what the world of fashion is going to look like in Europe after Covid-19. Watch the video below. Video: The Brand Show. TV via YouTube Photo credit: The Brand Show. TV, Facebook
16 Jul 2021
Union Usdaw criticises government face mask policy
Retail trade union Usdaw said that it is “deeply disappointed” by the Government scrapping important Covid safety legislation for retail in England from July 19, including face mask-wearing and social distancing. The Government states that it “expects and recommends” in shops and crowded places such as public transport for shoppers to wear a...
15 Jul 2021
Research shows that an anti-viral treatment can inactivate coronavirus on leather
Researchers at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) working with the British Footwear Association (BFA) have discovered that while coronavirus can remain on shoe leather for up to two days that there is also an anti-viral treatment that can inactivate coronavirus after two hours. The independent research was commissioned to help the shoe...
23 Jun 2021
Lockdown results in permanent shift to online shopping
The length and severity of lockdown in the UK has resulted in a permanent shift to consumers shopping online, new data reveals. Physical stores reopened in the UK on April 12 and most other businesses resumed on May 17. Recent data by Dressipi revealed shoppers are continuing to make purchases online instead of in-store, with around 30 percent...
4 Jun 2021
Zalando gifts employees one week of vacation
Online fashion retailer Zalando has come up with a special gift for its employees for the holiday season: “zacation”, or one collective week off, as a thank you for the hard work during the pandemic. “Covid-19. When we said goodbye to the office in March, we thought: See you in four weeks. Now, a year and a bit later we see that a pandemic is...
4 Jun 2021
Malaysia shuts down malls due to COVID-19 surge
While countries like the United States and the United Kingdom are slowly emerging out of the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, some other countries aren’t fairing as well. Malaysia has shut down all malls as part of a two-week total lockdown from June 1 to 14. The news was reported by Channel News Asia. Only stores in Malaysia that deal with food,...
31 May 2021
How shopping habits have evolved since the pandemic
Our daily habits have changed as a result of the pandemic, across all aspects of life: work, exercise and even fashion. As lockdown restrictions start to ease, it is easier to see just how drastic the effects of the pandemic have been on our choices. Trend researchers have already noticed that the types of clothing people are shopping for have...
21 May 2021
Never out of stock: How are fashion brands and retailers using it during the pandemic?
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the fashion industry has been struggling with vast amounts of unsold merchandise from past seasons due to store closures. Timeless never-out-of-stock collections could be a solution. For a long time, it was considered a reliable concept for the textile industry. However, even these sought after pieces are...
20 May 2021
Outdoor brand Salewa: “Lockdown initiated important strategic changes”
Covid-19 has not only changed the retail landscape. With it, the industry has to also adjust to completely changed parameters. The Italian Oberalp Group has taken the pandemic as an opportunity to set a new strategic course. The Italian Oberalp Group is a heavyweight in the European outdoor segment. With its six outdoor brands Salewa, Dynafit,...
19 May 2021