INTERVIEW RFID technology is becoming increasingly widespread - especially in fashion retail. Integrated into labels or hang tags, RFID chips are the digital signature of each individual product. They help retailers to build transparent supply chains, prevent losses permanently, optimise stock levels […]

As the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow both in the UK and globally, the government has announced its latest spate of measures to minimise its impact, including the immediate closure of all ‘non-essential’ stores for three weeks. In a televised address on Monday evening, prime minister […]

Victoria's Secret parent company L Brands has paused e-commerce orders for both Victoria's Secret and Pink as they begin closing distribution centers through March 29. L Brand's Bath & Body Works orders will be handled by a third party company in the interim. In response to coronavirus, L Brands has […]

ANALYSISNew York – China was the first market severely affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic, offering a great example both in terms of fighting the virus outbreak and in order to keep the retail industry afloat. From planning ahead to ensure supply chain strength to focus on securing a healthy […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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