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Covid-19

Covid-19 Archives

Supermarkets short on staff as lockdown extended

Countdown reports more than 1000 staff impacted by response to latest Covid outbreak, and it expects that number to rise...

The Trusts West Auckland mandates mask for shoppers

The retail chain has committed to pay frontline staff a 10 per-cent bonus on top of their current wages in recognition o...
Woman shopping in fashion store wearing face mask looking at some clothes

Bricks-and-mortar, online retail grew in May

The result follows a massive jump in yearly sales the month prior, as the industry cycled out the initial impact of the ...

Kathmandu cuts expectations short as Australian lockdowns bite

The group has 40 stores shuttered in NSW and a further 26 closed in Western Australia.

Bunnings Warehouse offers to host vaccination hubs

And, health experts are backing the offer.

What VF Corporation learned about its customers during the pandemic

The North Face is using educational resources to guide the customer journey.

Garment workers ‘owed millions’ in pandemic severance pay

"The long-term problem of repeated severance theft in the garment industry has reached a brutal crescendo during Covid-1...

How Rue Gilt Groupe pivoted from date night to self-care

When Covid hit, the US e-commerce company shifted its focus to creating a ‘shopping escape’ for customers.

‘Home nesting’ spending to keep rising post-pandemic, says McKinsey

With many high-earning employees not expected back in the office full-time, the 'home nesting' that became a feature of ...

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 ...