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Covid-19

Covid-19 Archives

Fashion giant H&M’s sales recover in March as stores reopen after lockdowns

The world's second-biggest apparel retailer said on Monday net sales fell 27 per cent from a year earlier.

Accelerate and innovate: How Woolies, Decathlon were pushed by the pandemic to invest in tech

From scan-and-go to e-stores and warehouse robots, here are some of the cool initiatives that major retailers have launc...

Startup roundup: Bringing life to loungewear

Consumers continue to enjoy the flexibility and comfort of loungewear even after restrictions worldwide have been lifted...

L’Oreal predicts ‘Roaring 20s’ retail resurgence post Covid

L’Oreal, the world’s biggest cosmetics group, forecast a strong rebound in makeup sales when the Covid-19 pandemic gives...

How retailers around the world are supporting the vaccine rollout

From shopping malls in Japan to pharmacies in Australia, the retail industry is stepping up to help vaccinate the world ...

Here’s what retail leaders think about Victoria’s snap lockdown

Several CEOs expressed disappointment in the backtrack, but said they’re better able to cope with last-minute lockdowns ...

The rise of the anxious consumer

Worry and fear have dominated the lives of people all over the world since the pandemic hit and many of us have been for...

The role of the retailer in a mask mandate

In a mask mandate how much responsibility falls on the retailer?
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Countdown defibrillator program delivers early success

Supermarket AEDS have helped saved at least four lives this year.

How the fashion industry supported their workers during Covid

Which fashion retailers stepped up to support their teams during the pandemic and which didn't?

Why the resale market is thriving

The second-hand fashion market had been a bright spot in the broader Covid retail slump.

Covid fears will drive smart clothing uptake in Asia Pacific

Smart Covid-19 features will drive the adoption of smart clothing across the APAC region during the next two years, acco...

Startup roundup: Marketing in the time of Covid-19

Three startups tell us how Covid-19 has impacted their marketing style.

How lockdowns have helped make the case for mixed-use development

To remain resilient despite a challenging economic climate, retail landlords look into the development of mixed-use reta...

How the world’s oldest bookstores are surviving during Covid

These beloved bookstores may have been around for decades — centuries in some cases — but they’re finding new ways to co...