American off-price retailer Stein Mart Inc filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Wednesday, becoming the latest apparel seller to crumble under the economic stress caused by coronavirus-led lockdowns.
As Marimekko announced a 20% fall in sales, it also said it’s planning to restructure its ops. It blamed the pandemic, saying the “global fashion and specialty retail sector is facing the worst crisis in decades”.
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.
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”.