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Coronavirus - Covid19

How Covid-19 is being felt in Africa and Latin America

Premium ContentMar 19, 2020 / Coronavirus - Covid19
While countries in Europe seem to be in the midst of the pandemic, Africa and Latin America are facing the early stages of the Covid-19 diffusion in their territories

Kering donates 2 million euros to hospitals

Mar 19, 2020 / France
The French-based group, owner of brands such as Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent or Balenciaga has announced their contribution to the fight of the coronavirus outbreak

How Covid-19 is impacting the Asian countries

Premium ContentMar 18, 2020 / Coronavirus - Covid19
Over the last few days, we have all received reports of retail closures and limitations on the manufacturing activity from all over the world. Today we bring you updates from the situation in the Asian countries

Capri issues statement regarding Covid-19

Mar 18, 2020 / United Kingdom
Given the global diffusion of the Covid-19 Capri, the owner of Jimmy Choo, Versace and Michael Kors, made an announcement to the markets. The company will provide updates later regarding the impact of the pandemic

LVMH changes production from perfumes to hand sanitizer

Mar 17, 2020 / France
The French-based luxury giant announced its production facilities for the cosmetics branch will start to manufacture large quantities of hydro-alcoholic gel

Nike closes several stores temporarily

Mar 16, 2020 / United States
The giant sportswear brand decided to close stores in several countries, including in the United States, Canada, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand to limit the spread of the coronavirus

New Balance: closures across office, factory and retail

Mar 16, 2020 / United States
In a statement issued by the company, Joe Preston, President and Chief Executive Officer, announced a series of measures to ensure the health of associates, customers, and communities

Puma says short-term normalization will not occur

Mar 12, 2020 / Germany
The Germany-based sportswear no longer expects a short-term normalization of the Covid-19 situation despite first encouraging signs coming out of China

FDRA asks for a freeze on shoe duties

Mar 11, 2020 / United States
Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA), the footwear industry’s business and trade association, sent a letter to the White House applauding the proposed payroll tax cut but also encouraging a freeze on footwear duties

Assocalzaturifici: trade fairs in Kiev and Munich indefinitely postponed

Mar 11, 2020 / Italy
Restrictions imposed by the Italian government’s regarding new measures for the limitation of the spread of Covid-19, limiting the mobility of Italian citizens, lead to the postponing of the 2 events

Italy locks down north of the country

Mar 9, 2020 / Italy
The Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced the measures over the weekend in an attempt to contain the spreading of the disease

Coronavirus to impact US mall traffic

Mar 6, 2020 / United States
A survey conducted by Coresight Research revealed that nearly three-quarters of US consumers would avoid malls or shopping centres if the coronavirus outbreak worsens in the country

Copenhagen Fashion Summit postponed due to Coronavirus

Mar 6, 2020 / Denmark
Given the growing public health concerns around the Coronavirus outbreak, organisers of the Copenhagen Fashion Summit, the annual sustainability event, decided to move this year's edition to October

Obuv: spring edition rescheduled to May

Mar 5, 2020 / Russian Federation
EXPOCENTRE AO and BolognaFiere S.p.A. (Italy) have informed the markets that Obuv. Mir Kozhi 2020. Spring has been rescheduled to the 12th to the 15th of May

Lineapelle 98 with a 2% increase in visitors

Mar 4, 2020 / Italy
The organisers announced a successful edition beyond all expectations despite the fears of a drop in attendance due to the Coronavirus. The outbreak of the epidemic took place in Italy after the fair ended, but started in China by the end of 2019
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