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Research shows shoppers still buying apparel despite Covid-19

Consumers are still buying apparel despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according to new data released by international research firm GlobalData.

Loss-making Sa Sa will continue to cull stores if landlords won’t compromise

Beauty-products retailer Sa Sa International says it will continue to renegotiate rents and quit locations where it cannot get satisfactory rent reductions.

JD hosts shows from first digital London Fashion Week with British brands

JD has hosted shows with British brands to support the first digital London Fashion Week: A-Cold-Wall*, Smythson and Paul Smith.

Superdry confirms China JV will be wound up

Superdry has confirmed an “amicable agreement” to end its Chinese joint venture with Trendy Group and will reassume full control of its brand there.

McDonald’s sales figures show marked improvement as Covid-19 lockdowns eased

Newly released McDonald’s sales figures have shown a marked global improvement for the business sequentially from late March through May despite Covid-19.

Struggling Bossini issues another profit warning

Troubled apparel retailer Bossini has issued another profit warning after reviewing 11 months of its trading year.

Superdry set to exit Mainland China

British clothing label Superdry is set to quit the Mainland China market after five years of mounting losses.

Carrefour China plans to open 100 restaurants

Supermarket operator Carrefour China plans to open 100 restaurants at its existing stores, featuring broad menus and seasonal special offers.

JD and Kuaishou to launch live-streaming partnership

Chinese e-commerce giant JD has launched a strategic partnership with video sharing and live-streaming platform Kuaishou.

China retail sales decline eases in May

The decline in China retail sales sparked by the advent of Covid-19 slowed substantially in May as the country continued to reopen for business.

Online move limits damage to Cafe de Coral Group’s sales

Listed Hong Kong restaurant and catering operator Cafe de Coral Group managed to minimise the impact on sales during Covid-19 social-distancing restrictions by expanding its online and delivery operations.

Lululemon: the great survivor of Covid-19

Lululemon has emerged from the Covid-19 crisis as one of its greatest retail survivors, posting an operating surplus in the first quarter while almost all of its apparel contemporaries were bleeding red ink.