Debenhams is cutting more than 1,000 HQ and store jobs as 17 branches are set to close, with the firm hoping to emerge from administration as a more flexible entity that can meet the challenges of the new retail world.
The American cosmetics retailer announced a 32.7% decrease in Q1 sales on Thursday, leading the company to topple into loss as disruptions related to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic took their toll on its operations.
The lockdown may be easing, but the coronavirus continues to negatively impact many product sectors in the UK. Yet some sectors are already seeing a recovery of sorts with searches for certain products back on the rise.
Private-equity controlled German perfume retailer Douglas said on Wednesday it hopes to be able to make it through the coronavirus pandemic without state aid, even though it expects an ongoing hit to sales.
John Lewis has issued official details about its store opening plans and, like retail peer Next, it's planning to take it very cautiously. It's also considering new ideas like virtual queueing and returns drop boxes.
Hammerson Chief Executive Officer David Atkins will step down, the shopping mall owner and operator said on Wednesday, as it faces a crisis spurred by coronavirus-induced shop closures and a collapse in rent.
Frasers Group finance chief Chris Wootton has slammed the UK government for its handling of the coronavirus crisis and store reopening plans from a business viewpoint as a two-week opening delay means more lost sales.