Macy’s Inc. And H&M Closing All Stores
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES — Macy’s Inc. has been added to the long list of retailers closing and events being either canceled or postponed due to the worldwide spread of the coronavirus.
The company will temporarily close all of its stores by the end of today through March 31 in response to the coronavirus spread.
All Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Bloomingdale’s outlets, Bluemercury, Market by Macy’s and Backstage stores will shutter through March 31.
Macy’s said it will provide benefits and compensation to its impacted workforce.
“The health and safety of our customers, colleagues and communities is our utmost priority. As a result of the recent COVID-19 developments, we have decided to temporarily close our stores. We will work with government and health officials to assess when we will reopen our stores and safely bring our colleagues back to work,” said Jeff Gennette, chairman and chief executive officer of Macy’s Inc. “During this closure, we will continue to serve our customers through our e-commerce sites.”
All three Macy’s Inc. brands — Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Bluemercury — will continue to serve customers through macys.com, bloomingdales.com and bluemercury.com and through its mobile apps.
Swedish fast fashion clothing company H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M) also join the growing list of shuttered stores due to coronavirus concerns.
On March 17, the group announced the temporary closure of all stores in Germany, currently at 460, in compliance with decisions made by the German authorities. These closures will be effective from March 18, with no stated reopening date.
Stores in the U.S., Canada, Germany, Portugal and Belgium will also shut their doors for a two-week period starting March 18.
On March 16, the H&M group had already announced the closure of all its stores in Poland, Spain, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Belgium, France, Austria, Luxembourg, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Slovenia and Kazakhstan, and partly in Greece.
All the company’s digital sales channels remain active.
PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR OUR LATEST CANCELED EVENTS AND STORES CLOSING DUE TO THE WORLDWIDE SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRIS:
Today Tuesday March 17, we officially reported that Chanel has decided to cancel its cruise show, due to take place on May 7, to ensure the well-being of its guests and teams during the current coronavirus outbreak (see it here).
Due to the worldwide spread of the coronavirus, Bergdorf Goodman and the Neiman Marcus store in Hudson Yards closed today, joining the rapidly growing list of coronavirus-related store closings around the country (see it here).
Yesterday Monday March 16, Nordstrom said it was closing all of its full-line department stores, Rack stores, Jeffrey and Trunk Club locations in the U.S. and Canada for two weeks starting March 17, and Saks Fifth Avenue said it was closing its Manhattan flagship and its store in Bala Cynwyd outside Philadelphia for up to two weeks.
Abercrombie & Fitch, J. Crew, Madewell, Vince, Lands’ End, Footlocker and Vineyard Vines are among the specialty chains that have announced mass temporary closings due to the coronavirus.
On Monday, DM Fashion Book announced that due to the worldwide spread of the coronavirus, Chanel has decided to postpone its replica show of the Paris — 31 Rue Cambon2019/20 Métiers d’art collection, which was due to take place in London on June 4 (see it here) and Dior has postponed indefinitely their upcoming cruise show. The show was due to take place in Italy on May 9 (see it here).
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