Reopening is hugely important for every physical retailer, but it's even more so for Primark, which has admitted it's been losing £650 million in sales a month due to lockdowns as it has no webstore to fall back on.
After being forced to halt production for weeks, the luxury industry's supply chain is slowly restarting in Italy and France. The system has been battered by the Covid-19 pandemic, with many sub-contractors struggling.
Following a legal spat which saw the Plano, Texas-based department store operator accuse the French beauty retailer of trying to back out of a long-term contract, the two companies have reaffirmed their partnership.
Facebook will spend $5.7 billion to take just under 10% of Reliance Industries' digital unit, seeking to roll out services for small businesses by capitalising upon WhatsApp's already extensive reach within India.
At a moment of compulsory cocooning due to the curse of Covid-19, Maria Grazia Chiuri, creative director of Christian Dior, has been doing things very much in the Italian way. She hunkered down with la famiglia in Rome.