Malls are closing down due to Corona virus
Corona virus pandemic is beginning to hit close to home and as a response businesses are closing their stores or at least reducing their hours of operations. Those policies are implemented to protect people, but are very detrimental to already suffering and struggling retail industry. Some stores might never reopen after the crisis.
Bloomingdales is offering online service
The virus spreads from person to person via respiratory droplets when an infected person sneezes or coughs. It is recommended to stay away from people at least by 6 feet.
The COVID–19 disease causing virus can remain active on surfaces for a few days.
The stores that are not closing are stepping up their cleaning and disinfecting game everywhere.
The stores that are still open see no shoppers
According to the latest data, currently in the US there are 3,774 confirmed cases and 70 deaths. The situation is getting increasingly grim and people are not laughing any more.
Malls are eerily quiet
The closures are going to be very costly for many retailers. Abercrombie & Fitch is among the first ones to close and warned that the impact on earnings will be large. The company withdrew its earnings forecast. Many other retailers are following this lead and malls are becoming completely vacant and empty.
Corona virus did make us pause everything
Physical store sales make up about 75% of all income for most retail companies, so closing them down and still paying their employees is a tough bite to swallow.
Bloomingdales is moving its operations online and closing most physical stores until the end of March
As Europe is shutting everything down and leaving just food and medicine stores open, the possibility of the same happening here is becoming more real.
Grocery stores are cleaned empty
Many grocery stores can’t keep up with demand and are beginning to ration some items to fight hording shoppers. They are the only retail businesses that are making money and working like crazy.
Cleaning supply shelves are empty at Walmart
CEOs of Walmart and Target both said that their will offer space for virus testing in the parking lots of their stores if need be. Many other retailers are making similar statements:
Even giants like Walmart can’t restock in time
The biggest retailer in the world is cutting hours. All 24-hour and other locations will be open 6 am to 11 pm. The restocking and cleaning will happen at night.
See Walmart Coupons:
- 30% OFF Your Order
- $10 OFF Grocery Delivery Order with code WOWFRESH
- $10 OFF First $50 Grocery Delivery when use code VISITORS
Prices don’t even matter to shoppers any more
Abercrombie & Fitch
Between March 15 and March 28 all stores outside Asia-Pacific region will be closed. All 850 Hollister stores will be shut down as well. This creates some serious uncertainty about the company’s future, which is why it withdrew its sales forecast. Employees are still receiving full pay during this time.
All stores are shut down March 15-27, online ordering still works; corporate employees are working from home. The shoe retailer is paying full salaries to all employees.
The new megamall is suspending its operations all the way through March and delaying opening new attractions that were scheduled for this month.
Apple and many other retailers are closing their stores for 2 weeks
The electronic retailer closed all the stores outside of China until March 27. The stores in China are being reopened with limited hours. All employees are getting paid despite the closures.
The startup doesn’t have many stores, but it’s shutting down the ones that it does have and not opening new ones for now. Corporate office works remotely and all workers are getting paid.
The men’s retailer is suspending all stores in major cities and leaving its online operations working. This is implemented until at least March 19th.
The retailer is shutting down all locations until March 27 or later. You can still order online.
Columbia operations are moving online as stores are temporarily shutting down
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- Up to 50% OFF Men's, Women's, and Kids' Apparel Sale
All 6 stores are down until March 28th, but online ordering function remains. Workers will continue to get paid.
Gap is online only until the end of March
The clothing retailer is closing 100 shops and cutting hours at other locations. Employees are supported with pay.
See Gap Promotions:
- Extra 10% Off Your First Order with GapCard when use code WELCOME
- Free Shipping on All Orders with Any Store Cards and coupon code MYCARD
All stores are shutting down in NYC, Atlanta, and London. New store in Arizona is delayed to open. The website is still live and employees are getting paid.
See Glossier Coupons:
- Free Shipping on orders over $30
- 10% OFF First Order with Email Sign-Up
Kate Spade is also closed through March
The store is implementing limited hours in its locations everywhere.
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- Free Make It Mine Camera Pouch when You Buy a Make It Mine Camera Bag with code PICKAPOUCH
- Free Shipping on any U.S. order
Kohl’s is closing some locations and reducing hours
The retailer is shutting down some stores and reducing hours at some locations.
See Kohl's Coupons:
- 20% OFF Your Order with code GET20
- 30% OFF with Kohl's Charge
- Free Standard Shipping on Your Orders of $75+
You can still shop on Kohl’s app and online
Levi Strauss & Co
Levi is affected by corona and is closing its stores temporarily
All stores are down until March 27th, but employees will be compensated.
See Levi's Coupons:
- 30% OFF + Free Shipping with Code FRIEND
- Free Shipping on order over $100
Levi’s online is working just fine, so you can still be fashionable
The athletic clothing retailer is shutting down all stores until March 27, but will continue paying its employees.
The stores are closing until March 28, online operations are open, but shipping will be slower due to implemented social staying away.
Nike athletic wear is available online for your home workouts
Nike will suspend all the stores until March 27th and will continue paying its employees during this difficult time.
See Nike Discounts:
- Up to 40% OFF Select Styles + Free Shipping & Returns with Nike+ Membership
- Free Standard Shipping on all Orders Over $150
Nike stores are looking deserted
Nordstrom stores and reducing hours and closing down
The department store will close some locations and will reduce hours for the ones that remain open for now.
See Nordstrom Promotions:
- Up to 40% OFF Designer Collections
- Free Shipping and Returns on any order
All stores and operations are shut down at least until March 27th. Everybody continues getting paid.
All showrooms are closed until March 29th, but online operations remain. Deliveries are still fulfilled.
REI is offering online services
All stores are closing, but online operations are working and offering free delivery on all orders.
It’ll be awhile before those doors will open again
Rent the Runway
All stores are closed until March 27, HQ teams are working remotely, but you can still return clothing and choose something from mail order.
Under Armour sports clothing is online only
All stores are shutting down, but employees will continue to get compensated.
All stores and businesses will be closed, but the websites will continue to function. Employees will be getting compensated.
Vans and Timberland stores are closed until April 5. Corporate offices are also shut down.