COVID-19 Takes a Steep Toll on Nordstrom in First Quarter

Nordstrom took dramatic steps this year to maintain liquidity during the health and economic crises.

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J.C. Penney Barrels Toward Reopening, Plans For Swift Chapter 11 Exit

The retailer told a bankruptcy court that it plans to fully reopen by early August, and is negotiating rent relief from landlords.

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Retailers Take Proactive Approach to Prevent Looting During Shutdown

In cities like Chicago, Austin, Tex., and New York, local police departments have increased patrols to help protect retailers during the COVID-19 shutdown.

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Italy Expected to See a 6% Drop in 2020 GDP

Confindustria released a study on Tuesday gauging the economic repercussions of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Four Things Retailers Can Do Today to Seize the Future of Commerce

Adyen’s Roelant Prins said “small, pragmatic steps over time will ultimately yield big change.”

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Barry Cohen of Traub Consulting Dies at 67

A key player at Traub, Cohen was also an educator and a longtime retailer.

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Urban Outfitters Furloughs Employees for 60 Days Starting April 1

The retailer was just one of many companies to begin layoffs amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Hong Kong February Retail Sales Drop 44%

The city’s retail association predicts first half sales could shrink by up to half.

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Inturn Partners With SAP for New Inventory Lifestyle Solutions

The partnership will support the launch of Inturn’s next-generation enterprise software solution.

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Business Features

Recycling Industry Insider Talks ‘Silver Lining’ of Working From Home

The recycling industry is keeping up with businesses — and consumers — exhibiting major changes in behavior due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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MasterClass Expands Lifestyle Category

Award-winning interior designer, Kelly Wearstler joins RuPaul and Bobbi Brown in new category and shares recommendations to make the most of your work-from-home space.

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Wonderland Magazine Reveals Chinese Edition

With Chinese pop idol and the face of Prada Cai Xukun on the cover.

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BOPIS Soars as Online Shopping Shows Robust Growth

Data from Adobe shows buy online, pick up in-store, also known as “click and collect,” rose more than 60 percent as consumers remained in lockdown.

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PVH Commits $1 Million to COVID-19 Relief Efforts

PVH has also started shipping more than 2 million units of isolation gowns, masks and face shields to the Montefiore Health System in New York.

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YNAP Delivery Fleet Swaps Fashion for Food in Charity Effort

The fleet, whose vans are emblazoned with the phrase: “Fashion that delivers,” will be used to transport supplies to vulnerable, socially isolated communities.

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Business Features

Obituary: Textile Industrialist Maurice Bidermann, 87, Dies

With licenses including Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein, Bidermann’s U.S. arm was a training ground for many of the industry’s key executives.

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Delivery Hiccups Mount as E-commerce Comes Under Strain

The shift of business to online is proving a challenge, with possible bottlenecks in deliveries, labor shortages and suppressed demand ahead. 

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