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Redundancies across the retail industry are rife as businesses race to cut costs to try to survive amid the coronavirus pandemic. But what is the reality of job losses on people’s mental health, and what can companies do to help relieve the impact?
Storms, record rainfall and now the rapid spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus – the first three months of 2020 have held unprecedented challenges for retailers.
The Berlin trade show has filed for insolvency, blaming the relocation of this year’s event to the former home for now-defunct show Bread & Butter. Is Panorama set to follow in the footsteps of its fallen rival, or can plans to change its format revive the exhibition?
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The future of the traditional wholesale model in fashion has been the subject of much debate over the past few years.
Vanessa Hodgson, founder and managing director of Suffolk- and Norfolk-based independent womenswear chain Collen & Clare, discusses how communicating amid the coronavirus crisis is the “only hope of moving forward”.
Simon Berwin, owner of Simon Berwin Advisory, and former managing director of menswear supplier Berwin & Berwin, discusses the importance of supporting those less fortunate during the coronavirus outbreak.
During times of crisis, difficult decisions are necessary to save businesses in the long term. But the way in which some retailers have culled staff and cancelled orders will rankle for months to come.
Blair Nimmo, UK head of restructuring at advisory firm KPMG, tells businesses to make claims “clearly, early and with evidence” for the best chance of securing extended credit quickly.
Neil Clifford, CEO of high street footwear chain Kurt Geiger, explains why he has taken the decision to suspend his salary until stores reopen and how the business is supporting NHS workers fighting the virus on the frontline.
Simone Cipriani, head and founder of the Ethical Fashion Initiative at the UN’s International Trade Centre, tells us how the coronavirus crisis will impact vulnerable people along the supply chain – and what retailers can do to help.
It has been a nightmare week for the world of fashion retail. The situation we are waking up to each morning was almost unimaginable less than a fortnight ago.
Ailish Christian-West, president at property industry body Revo, calls for the government to support retail property owners to stop the “long-term decay of high streets”.
Next chief executive Lord Wolfson discusses the retailer’s “stress test” model, the importance of employee support and the need for continued innovation amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Simon Berwin, owner of Simon Berwin Advisory, and former managing director of menswear supplier Berwin & Berwin, discusses the importance of supporting each other during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Paul Moran, head of business rates at property firm Mason Owen, discusses the latest business rates developments.
Bobby Lane, small business growth expert and accountant to the fashion sector, gives his advice on how independent retailers can prepare for the downturn in the wake of coronavirus.
Mike Mikkelborg, former New Look and Gant supply chain director and CEO of data business Pilot Digital, discusses the impact the coronavirus is having on the fashion industry, from manufacturers to supply chain to retailers.
Lucy Reece Raybould, CEO of the British Footwear Association, explains how it is supporting the industry in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
This week marked a sharp turning point in the coronavirus crisis for UK fashion retailers and brands – and their customers – as the government ramped up measures to contain the infection and already-quiet high streets became ghost towns.
Chief executive of British Independent Retailers Association (Bira), Andrew Goodacre, shares his concerns over the impact of coronavirus on independent retailers.
Cathleen Nicol, founder of luxury accessories brand C. Nicol Studio, explains how small businesses are coping with the dramatic, swift changing challenges of the Coronavirus crisis.
Stephen Sidkin, partner at law firm Fox Williams, discusses the impact coronavirus could have on contracts.
Martin McElhinney, general manager at McElhinneys department store in Ballybofey, County Donegal, tells Drapers why the business made the difficult decision to close the store, to limit the spread of coronavirus in the local community.