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.
Boots has revealed it is using learnings from the past eight weeks to introduce new safe shopping measures at its stores, including upgraded PPE for staff, new social distancing guides and a digital beauty service.
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.
There are big questions around how keen consumers will be to return to physical shops once non-essential UK stores reopen in the middle of June, but the indications so far are that there's plenty of pent-up demand.
UK ‘non-essential’ stores have a specific date for when they’ll be able to reopen, June 15, if they have safety measures in place. The question is whether consumers will return or are they now anti-fashion?
As part of Coty's strategy to grow the brand's global influence and in honor of the brand's one-year anniversary, Kylie Skin will roll out in full distribution to over 2,000 doors in 25 countries with the Douglas Group.