The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), whose members include companies such as Walmart and Target, said Friday it has joined a dozen+ trade groups to form a coalition to fight counterfeits on online platforms.
American off-price retailer Stein Mart Inc filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Wednesday, becoming the latest apparel seller to crumble under the economic stress caused by coronavirus-led lockdowns.
As Marimekko announced a 20% fall in sales, it also said it’s planning to restructure its ops. It blamed the pandemic, saying the “global fashion and specialty retail sector is facing the worst crisis in decades”.
Wednesday brought a rare piece of good news from UK fashion retail as Asos said it has “continued to deliver a strong operational performance and year-on-year improvements in profitability” in this financial year.
German online fashion retailer Zalando on Tuesday reported a more than doubling of sales on its site from brands seeking to expand their e-commerce presence, helping total second-quarter revenue jump 27%.