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just-style's ongoing coverage of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak looks at its effect on the global apparel and textile sectorTimeline – How coronavirus is impacting the global apparel industry – FREE TO READ 4 June 2020

Since the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak began in China at the end of 2019, its impact has been felt across the global apparel and textile sector. just-style's timeline shows how the pandemic is evolving – and will be updated as developments unfold.

Fashion and textile companies are responding to the global shortage of personal protective equipmentFashion industry efforts to address global PPE shortages – Update 4 June 2020

Allied Feather & Down, Beverly Knits, and Fast Retailing are among the latest fashion firms to mobilise their production facilities and supply chains to help address the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), including face masks and hospital gowns, amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

Gap, Superdry, and Abercrombie & Fitch are among the latest retailers to outline store reopening plansRetailers begin to outline store reopening plans – Update 4 June 2020

Adidas, Debenhams, and M&S are among the latest apparel brands and retailers to outline reopening plans after stores and online operations were closed temporarily worldwide as part of efforts to help limit the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

just-style's round-up of Q1 apparel and footwear industry resultsUS Q1 in brief – Express, American Eagle Outfitters, Tilly's 4 June 2020

In the latest first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic and widespread store closures can be clearly seen. Sales at Express more than halved, while Lands' End has widened its net loss, and Ross Stores has reported its first quarterly operating loss in more than 30 years.

just-style's round-up of Q4 apparel and footwear industry resultsUS Q4 in brief – Boot Barn Holdings, VF Corp, PVH Corp 21 May 2020

In the latest fourth-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Boot Barn Holdings has posted a fall in both earnings and revenue, while VF Corp and PVH Corp have both reported a net loss. Elsewhere, Oxford Industries has booked its twelfth consecutive quarter of positive comparable sales, while G-III Apparel Group saw profit rise but revenue fall.  

Apparel events postponed and cancelled by coronavirus – Update 5 May 2020

The organisers of the Functional Fabric Fair have postponed the third edition of the New York event to 25-26 January 2021 at the Javits Center, aligning it with the Winter Market Week events.

Along with closing stores, brands and retailers are now considering the furloughing of employeesGlobal retail staff and salary reductions amid Covid-19 – Update 1 May 2020

As the impact of the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the apparel and footwear industry, brands and retailers are moving from store closures to worker lay-offs or furloughs, as well as executive pay cuts. Here are the latest:

VF Corp, Nike and Gap are among those closing stores to limit the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19)Global retail closures as coronavirus spreads – Update 15 April 2020

A raft of apparel and footwear brands and retailers including Next Plc, Primark, H&M, Nike and Gap Inc, are temporarily closing stores and suspending online operations as part of efforts to help limit the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. 

just-style's round-up of Q3 apparel and footwear industry resultsUS Q3 in brief –Boot Barn Holdings, VF Corp, Genesco 5 February 2020

In the latest third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Boot Barn Holdings has delivered an increase in both profit and revenue with the company "well-positioned" to deliver a solid finish to fiscal 2020, Stage Stores has narrowed its net loss, and American Eagle Outfitters has booked record sales. Elsewhere, J.Crew Group has announced an agreement on the terms of a transaction that will enable it to separate its J.Crew and Madewell brands into two independent companies and pursue a proposed IPO of Madewell. 

just-style's round-up of holiday apparel and footwear industry resultsUS holiday sales in brief – Target Corp, Zumiez, Urban Outfitters 16 January 2020

It's been a mixed bag of holiday sales filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers as Target's holiday sales failed to meet company expectations but Urban Outfitters reported record results. Elsewhere, L Brands has lowered its fourth-quarter earnings guidance and Kohl's is now expecting fiscal 2019 diluted earnings per share to be at the low end of its guidance range.

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