Primark, remake, payup, pressure tactics


Primark Stung by COVID-19 Closures, and No E-commerce Strategy

The mass-market fashion giant said 76 percent of its worldwide retail selling space remains shut, and if closures persist into late February, sales losses could mount to 1.05 billion pounds.

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Clicks Fast Overtaking Bricks in Fashion, Luxury Arena, Says McKinsey

“We’ve seen more than seven years of online growth in nine months,” said Anita Balchandani, a McKinsey partner and head of the apparel, fashion and luxury team in the U.K. and EMEA.

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How to Protect Your Company’s Reputation During the Coronavirus Crisis

Companies navigating the global health and economic crisis face new rules of engagement.

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Outside of the world's largest Primark store in Birmingham, England.


Primark Softens Stance on Supplier Payments, Commits to New Orders

The Dublin-based retailer is stumping up an additional 370 million pounds in payments to suppliers.

clock April 20, 2020Samantha Conti

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Business Features

Zara Confirms Support for Suppliers, Commitment to Payments

Inditex, which owns Zara and a host of other retailers, said it is committed to working with its suppliers “through the impacts of COVID-19.”

clock April 8, 2020Samantha Conti

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Fashion Social Justice Advocacy in the Time of Coronavirus

The #PayUp campaign by social justice nonprofit Remake alleges brands like Gap, C&A and others have gone silent. WWD sorts through it all.

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Primark, remake, payup, pressure tactics


ABF, Primark Chiefs Accept 50% Pay Cuts After COVID-19 Slowdown

The move follows that of Arcadia Group, where top bosses’ pay checks were slashed up to 50 percent.

clock April 3, 2020Samantha Conti



H&M Says Lower Demand Affecting Orders With Suppliers

The fast-fashion chain said it will honor commitments to goods in production.

clock March 31, 2020Mimosa Spencer

Outside of the world's largest Primark store in Birmingham, England.

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Primark Shuts Final Stores, Cancels Future Orders Due to Coronavirus

The retailer’s stores in the U.K. will close their doors Sunday, March 22, following a worldwide shutdown.

clock March 22, 2020Samantha Conti

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Primark’s COVID-19 Closures in Europe to Damage Second-Half Sales

Parent ABF said Monday that stores accounting for 20 percent of selling space are now shut, due to local governments’ new rules.

clock March 16, 2020Samantha Conti

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American Dream Adds Water, Fast-Fashion Retailers

The gigantic project in the New Jersey Meadowlands area has been in development for 15 years under several owners.

clock February 27, 2020Sharon Edelson

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American Dream Unveils Theme Park, Retail Set to Bow in March

The 3.3 million-square-foot project is building up to its retail opening, which is set for March.

clock October 27, 2019Sharon Edelson

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Beauty Features

What to Watch: Can Beauty Save the British High Street?

Retailers of all kinds are putting beauty at the top of their retail strategies.

clock August 30, 2019Fiona Ma

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Beauty Features

The British Beauty Council Quantifies the Value of the Beauty Industry in Its Latest Report

Last year alone, the industry generated 27.2 billion pounds in consumer spending.

clock July 19, 2019Fiona Ma

Arthur Ryan, founder, former ceo and chairman of Primark.

Human Resources

Primark Founder Arthur Ryan Dies at 83

George Weston, chief executive officer of Associated British Foods, parent of Primark, called Ryan a “great giant of retailing.”

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