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Coronavirus Archives

Five people waiting outside a supermarket, standing far apart.

I’ve spoken to dozens of retail execs in the last two weeks. Here’s what I learned

Matt Newell shares insights from his conversations with retail executives.

Updated: Which retailers have closed stores so far?

Greenlit Brands, H&M, Uniqlo and Zara joined the list of shutdowns this week.

Which products and categories are booming?

Providers of home office tech and booksellers are just some of the businesses that have benefited from the new world ord...

ASX set to edge higher amid volatility

The Australian share market is tipped for modest early gains but another volatile week is expected, dominated by coronav...

SCCA says it has urged members to show “empathy”

But some landlords have still refused to offer support on rents.
Illustration of people wearing face masks.

Which jobs are most at risk from the coronavirus shutdown?

The immediate impact of the coronavirus shutdown is striking in its magnitude, its speed and its concentration on a smal...

Working from home? Here are five ways to reduce procrastination and be productive

Set up a clear schedule, reduce distractions and plan for interruptions.

Life after coronavirus

What will consumer buying patterns be like once the COVID-19 pandemic is over. Here are a few predictions.

Michael Hill closes 300 stores worldwide

Retailer now selling online only in response to rapid changes in consumer behaviour and government regulations.

Federal Government extends stimulus to $189bn as virus fears impact retail revenue

The Federal Government announced a further $66 billion of support for business.

More falls in store for shareholders

Australian investors face another gloomy day on the local bourse with no end in sight to the coronavirus crisis.

“The most responsible thing was to close”: Why Fjallraven shut its stores

As new regulations loom, some businesses decided to close stores of their own accord.

Coronavirus puts casual workers at risk of homelessness unless they get more support

The challenge for the government is to provide support to people on very low incomes that will see them through the enti...
Photo of Patagonia store in Melbourne

Patagonia has temporarily closed all stores in Australia

Outdoor brand is one of the first retail chains to close in Australia due to COVID-19.
Image of people walking down Melbourne laneway.

What the new crowd limit means for retail

Stores are exempt, but customers are still likely to stay away.

Kathmandu initiates pandemic plan on falling footfall, overseas closures

Travel-wear business to reduce operating expenses and labour costs.
Stock market broker

Investors face another wild day on the ASX

Following its worst one-day loss in history, the ASX gears up for another difficult 24 hours.
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Global pandemic having uneven impact on retail sales

The Reject Shop says sales are up, while other brands are struggling.
Apple store

Flatten the curve: The retailers shutting up shop for public safety

With the spread of coronavirus ramping up, some retailers are intentionally ramping down.
Illustration of people wearing face masks.

Retail in the time of coronavirus

Contributor Nathan Bush argues that it's time to get back to basic human needs.