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Layoffs, furloughs & unemployment as COVID-19 hits retail jobs

Layoffs, unemployment & furloughs as COVID-19 hits retail jobs

India went under lockdown on March 23, 2020, plunging its economy into darkness, the economic outlook very bleak owing...
Back to Business: Fashion retailers focus on shop by appointment, engaging consumers online

Back to Business: Fashion retailers focus on shop by appointment, engaging...

When cities went under lockdowns, it was the nonessential items businesses which were forced to temporarily shutter shop, the...
Relaxations during lockdown didn't help retailers: Survey

Relaxations during lockdown didn’t help retailers: Survey

The staggered relaxations during the two-month-long nationwide lockdown did not have much of an impact on retail business and...
Majority of consumers plan to cut shopping expenditure post-lockdown: Report

Majority of consumers plan to cut shopping expenditure post-lockdown: Report

An overwhelming percentage of consumers plan to reduce their shopping expenditure, as only 33 percent are excited to shop...
Need uniform approach for reopening stores across India: Retailers Association of India

Need uniform approach for reopening stores across India: Retailers Association of...

The Retailers Association of India (RAI) on Monday said there is a need for a uniform approach to reopen...
Hygiene, social distancing norms in focus as restaurants, retailers gear up to reopen

Hygiene, social distancing norms in focus as restaurants, retailers gear up...

Restaurant operators and retailers are now looking forward to resuming business activities after the government on Saturday allowed them...
Retailers upset over no govt support, warn of business closures

Retailers upset over no govt support

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman may have announced all relief and reform measures as part of the Rs 20 lakh...
Indian retail may eventually need 'ventilator support': RAI CEO

Indian retail may eventually need ‘ventilator support’: RAI CEO

As no economic package has been announced so far and restrictions for shops and retail stores still exist in...
Banks have done nothing to help retailers, says Retailers Association

Banks have done nothing to help retailers, says Retailers Association

Banks have done "sweet nothing" to provide financing to retailers to tide over the lockdown crisis, and the government...
Retailers seek wage support subsidy to retain workforce

Retailers seek wage support subsidy to retain workforce

The retailer associations have urged the government to announce a wage support subsidy that will help them save millions...