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Covid-19

Covid-19 Archives

Alert but not alarmed: Retail experts react to Omicron

Will the emergence of a new Covid variant cause a return to international border closures and national lockdowns? Expert...

‘A huge relief’: Retailers react to end of world’s longest lockdown

Retail stores in Melbourne have reopened to the public as the city gradually exits one of the world’s longest lockdowns....

Hong Kong to reopen China border for some residents as Covid-19 rules eased

From September 8, residents of Hong Kong would be allowed to return to the city from mainland China or Macau without und...

Japan’s retail sales extend gains but Covid-19 challenges persist

A surge in Delta variant cases this month forced the government to widen state of emergency restrictions.

France rolls out vaccination requirement. Here’s what it means for you

As the Delta strain of Covid-19 continues to spread around the world, some governments are making proof of vaccination o...

What role do retailers have to play in the vaccine rollout?

The Australian government is now working with business leaders to accelerate its vaccine rollout. Here’s how retailers i...

India’s richest state shuts malls, cinemas as new variant spreads

The Delta variant was partly responsible for a ferocious second wave in India that triggered a flood of cases and overwh...

Analysis: Luxury retail in the post-Covid landscape

Covid-19 represents both a threat and an opportunity for international luxury brands trading in APAC. By transforming th...

Korean convenience stores start selling Covid-19 self-testing kits

Coronavirus self-test kits became available in supermarkets and convenience stores across the country Thursday as South ...

Little reason for retailers to celebrate Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble

While there are no restrictions on the purpose of travel between the two cities, it can be expected that most of the pas...