London retail reopens following the Covid-19 closures.


Mask Mandates Growing With Target, Kohl’s Joining In

More retailers are setting national policies requiring face coverings in their stores.

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Walmart shoppers in Florida at the end of June.


Months Into Pandemic, Walmart Will Require Masks In-store

The National Retail Federation is now urging all retailers in the country to follow suit.

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People walk through Lincoln Road section of Miami on July 12, as Florida has seen days of record breaking numbers of new coronavirus cases.


Decline in U.S. Retail This Year Set to Far Outstrip Great Recession

Even big growth in online shopping won’t stop retail seeing sales fall by more than in 2009.

clock July 13, 2020Kali Hays

Under Armour, P&G and Revlon

Human Resources

Mirror Mirror: The Industry Breaks Down Its Diversity

In the final part of a series, leading fashion, beauty and retail companies break down the makeup of their workforces — and their diversity.

clock July 2, 2020Bridget Foley

CVS beauty department

Beauty Features

Inherent Bias in the Black Beauty Aisle?

Walmart, Walgreens and CVS say they’ll stop locking away beauty products aimed at Black shoppers — retail experts say the practice was always a bad idea.

clock June 19, 2020Ellen Thomas

Walmart digital website


Walmart, Shopify Team Up to Expand Digital Business

The partnership will allow small- and medium-size businesses the chance to sell on Walmart’s web site.

clock June 15, 2020Kellie Ell

Stephen Bratspies HanesBrands

Human Resources

Hanesbrands Taps Walmart’s Stephen Bratspies as New CEO

Bratspies will begin his tenure at the helm of the innerwear brand this August.

clock June 9, 2020Kellie Ell

Thredup, Walmart, resale


Walmart Goes Full-Throttle on Resale With ThredUp

As part of an ongoing mission for fashion dominance, Walmart enters resale.

clock May 27, 2020Kaley Roshitsh

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The Long Road Back for Retail

Updates from Walmart, Kohl’s, Gap and Urban Outfitters show just how far fashion still has to go to come back from the COVID-19 crisis.

clock May 20, 2020Evan Clark and Sindhu Sundar



Walmart Buoyed by Pandemic Demand for Essentials

The retailer said revenues and e-commerce sales shot up with increasing demand for food and deliveries during the coronavirus pandemic.

clock May 19, 2020Sindhu Sundar


Fashion Scoops

Moosejaw, Walmart, Launch Two ‘Inclusivity-Focused’ Outdoor Lines

Outdoor brand Moosejaw and Walmart partnered to create two new outdoor-focused lines.

clock May 15, 2020Tracey Meyers

Central American Unions Demand Payment

Government and Trade

EXCLUSIVE: Central American Workers Demand $1.7B in Back Pay From U.S. Firms

Central American unions are launching a campaign to pressure U.S. companies sourcing apparel in the region to pay factories for canceled orders and provide a living wage until COVID-19 abates.

clock May 14, 2020Ivan Castano

Wrangler store


Wrangler, Lee Jeans Parent Company Investing in Digital, Slowly Reopening Stores

Kontoor Brands charts go-forward strategy as the effects of the coronavirus play out around the world.

clock May 7, 2020Kellie Ell

Workers at Amazon's fulfillment center in Staten Island, N.Y., gather outside to protest work conditions in the company's warehouse, in New York. Workers say Amazon is not doing enough to to keep workers safe from the spread of COVID-19 and coronavirusVirus Outbreak-Amazon, New York, United States - 30 Mar 2020

Business Features

Workers’ Safety Paramount as Walkout Strike Looms

The unionization rate at retail is on par with the national average of 9 percent.

clock April 30, 2020Rosemary Feitelberg

Amazon workers in April during coronavirus pandemic


The Coronavirus Lawsuits Are Coming

Legal experts predict a wave of coronavirus litigation, mainly from employees, against companies staying operational during the pandemic.

clock April 24, 2020Kali Hays

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