How retailers are using digital to engage with Covid Christmas shoppers

Christmas is likely to be different this year because of the pandemic, and there is likely to be an altered shopping experience. So how are retailers using digital to cope with this shift in festive shopping? By Caroline Baldwin, Freelance editor and journalist Published: 24 Nov 2020 The government is priming the public to expect…Continue Reading

Retailers brace as virus bears down on consumers and economy

LaTonya Story is every retailer’s worst fear.With the viral pandemic re-surging through the country and the economy under threat, Story has decided to slash her holiday shopping budget. She’ll spend less than $2,000 this season, down from several thousand dollars in 2019. Worried about entering stores, she’s buying gifts online and going out only for…Continue Reading

Large retailers should 'do the right thing' over sale of non-essential items

Large food stores should “do the right thing” and close sections selling non-essential items during Level 5 restrictions, according to Retail Excellence. Under the rules, only essential retail outlets are permitted to stay open. However, some retailers are continuing to sell non-essential items such as clothing while thousands of businesses remain closed. Duncan Graham, Managing Director of…Continue Reading

UK lawmakers, retailers call for action against exploiting garment workers

The letter was published following media reports of workers being paid below the UK minimum wage TopicsCoronavirus | UK | workers Reuters  |  London  Last Updated at July 20, 2020 09:33 IST A group of 50 British lawmakers, retailers such as Marks & Spencer and New Look, and investors and NGOs called on Monday for urgent action to prevent…Continue Reading

new york city retailers welcome back shoppers but challenges loom

NEW YORK — Upscale retailers including Nordstrom Inc, privately owned Saks Fifth Avenue and jeweler Tiffany & Co reopened their large New York City flagship locations on Wednesday with reassuring signage and sanitizer stands to calm shoppers worried about the coronavirus pandemic.Cheery store associates, all donning masks, were at the ready as upbeat music played…Continue Reading