Retail sales volumes in the eurozone rebounded in June to levels seen in February before lockdowns, official estimates showed on Wednesday, completing a recovery that began in May after record drops in March and April.
Marcus Rashford, whose campaigning pushed the government to change policy on free school meals, has won further recognition for his poverty-fighting efforts - on the cover of British Vogue celebrating black leaders.
Hugo Boss said on Tuesday it had returned to strong growth in China in June and online sales jumped 74% in the second quarter even as it reported an overall 59% fall in sales for the period due to lockdowns.
Australia's second-biggest city Melbourne already under night curfew announced fresh restrictions on industries on Monday, including retail, as it steps up desperate efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus.
Venerable US retailer Lord & Taylor filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Sunday, becoming the latest in a growing list of storied names to do so amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak that has crippled the retail sector.
UK malls giant Hammerson on Monday confirmed press peculation that it’s in “advanced discussions on the terms of a possible disposal of its 50% interest in VIA Outlets to its joint venture partner APG”.
Sales at Maybelline maker L’Oréal fell more sharply than expected in the second quarter, though the French beauty giant managed to contain any major profit erosion as the COVID-19 pandemic forced stores to close.
Amazon on Thursday beat Wall Street's estimates for second-quarter revenue as coronavirus-driven lockdowns pushed more people to shop for groceries and other essential and non-essential items on its platform.
Facebook beat analysts' estimates for quarterly revenue on Thursday, as businesses used its digital advertising tools to tap a surge in online traffic during the pandemic even as they slashed marketing budgets elsewhere.
Burberry on Friday announced the opening of its long-awaited social retail store in China’s technology hub Shenzhen, “blending the physical and social worlds in a digitally immersive retail experience”.
Fashion giant Benetton said Thursday that 2019 was an important milestone in its relaunch as its “economic-financial indicators show significant recovery and a reduction in losses compared to previous years”.