The Covid-19 virus pandemic continues to be the main focus on just-style, with top stories on the site this week exploring how retail and fashion companies and their supply chains might fare coming out of the crisis, and a look at how Italy's apparel sector is dealing with the fallout. Meanwhile, garment manufacturers in Bangladesh are seeing an influx of requests for payment delays from buyers, and retailer Next Plc has warned it could lose up to GBP1bn (US$1.15bn) in sales as a result of the situation.

Coronavirus disruption – How will fashion companies emerge?
How retail and fashion companies and their supply chains might fare coming out of the coronavirus crisis – and possible longer-term impacts on social trends and behaviour.

Italy's clothing sector grapples fallout from Covid-19
While clothing manufacturers in Italy have not been told to close outright in the country's bid to fight the Covid-19 virus, many have been subject to major disruption during this health emergency. 

Rise in payment delays weighs on Bangladesh factories
Garment manufacturers in Bangladesh are seeing an influx of requests for payment delays from buyers as a result of the ongoing global coronavirus outbreak.

Next fears virus sales hit more than supply issues
UK fashion and homeware retailer Next Plc has warned it could lose up to GBP1bn (US$1.15bn) in sales as the coronavirus impacts demand – but says it is armed with various measures that could help control costs and conserve cash.

Retail doors closing globally to help curb coronavirus spread
A raft of apparel and footwear brands and retailers including Levi Strauss & Co, VF Corp, Nike and Gap Inc, are temporarily closing stores and cutting opening hours as part of efforts to help limit the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.