Singaporean mall developer CapitaLand has reported that all of their Chinese malls have reopened post the coronavirus outbreak. The news was reported by WWD. CapitaLand has a very prominent portfolio of malls in mainland China, which was greatly impacted by the coronavirus as it originated in Wuhan, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Next has announced it is halting online orders due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The British retailer said in a statement that it has “listened very carefully” to its employees fulfilling online orders in its warehousing and distribution operations who feel they should be at home in the current climate. […]

Target Corp. said it will reduce the number of new small format store openings as well as store remodel projects scheduled for 2020 due to the challenging environment resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. Providing an updated plan for its remodel program, the discount retailer said it now anticipates […]

Quiz has become the latest fashion brand to issue a profit warning amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The fast-fashion brand announced in a trading update that due to “ongoing uncertainty regarding the duration of the Covid-19 outbreak” it would not be providing full-year guidance, and that it expects […]

As many as 20,620 UK stores could never reopen and 235,714 retail jobs could be lost after the country’s Covid-19 lockdown is lifted, experts say. On Monday evening, prime minister Boris Johnson ordered the closure of all ‘non-essential’ stores, including fashion and electrical stores, in a bid to curb […]

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