• Ranch Road Boots to donate percentage of Spring 2020 sales to Doctors Without Borders

    1 month ago - By Fashion United

    American footwear brand Ranch Road Boots has joined the ranks of fashion brands doing their part for COVID-19 relief. According to an announcement from the brand, Ranch Road Boots will be donating 5 percent of the sales from its Spring 2020 collection to Doctor Without Borders throughout the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic to support those combating the coronavirus.
    This isn't the first time the brand-which creates footwear for men and women-has opted to give back. The Texas-based company's founder, Sarah
    Ford, has made giving back one of the tentpoles of the brand. As a veteran,
    Ford...
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  • TJX to furlough employees and cut executive pay

    1 month ago - By Fashion United

    Even off-price retail chains, which have long been a sweet spot for retail even in the midst of a recession, are feeling the impact of
    COVID-19. TJX, the parent company of TJ Maxx and Marshalls, will be furloughing employees and cutting executive pay by 20 to 30 percent until further notice. Beginning April 12, the majority of in-store and distribution center associates in North America will be furloughed. TJX hasn't revealed a specific figure of how many employees will be affected by this, but in total the company employs 270,000 people.
    “TJX is a great company with a great retail model...
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  • Is COVID-19 Reshaping Consumer Content Preferences?

    1 month ago - By WWD

    Unruly, the video advertising platform that is part of Tremor International, surveyed consumers globally to assess consumer's changing sentiment toward content amid the coronavirus pandemic finding drastic changes in daily routines for most Americans and a dramatic increase in time spent online.
    “The pandemic has resulted in rapid, unprecedented changes in consumer behaviors and their preferences,” said Terence Scroope, vice president of insight at Unruly. “The vast majority of consumers still want to see ads, but the key to success is in the content and the way a message is conveyed. The...
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  • Thomas Kinkade's Toilet Paper Prints Will Benefit Galleries Impacted by COVID-19

    Thomas Kinkade's Toilet Paper Prints Will Benefit Galleries Impacted by COVID-19

    1 month ago - By Hypebeast

    Following other relief efforts made to aid the art world affected by the coronavirus pandemic, the Kinkade Family Foundation has partnered with New Art Dealers Alliance to support its members and art galleries by releasing prints based on never-before-seen artwork by the late American painter Thomas Kinkade. Playing off the frenzied hoarding that followed self-isolation policies - which unexpectedly caused toilet paper shortages - the foundation has spotlighted Kinkade's artwork featuring a toilet paper roll. "Locked away from public view for decades and stored in Thomas Kinkade's hidden...
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  • After Entertainment Venues Reopen, When Will the Public Feel Safe Enough to Return?

    1 month ago - By Variety

    The COVID-19 pandemic is still ripping through the U.S.; the hardest-hit state, New York, is still weeks away from a projected peak of infections; and the prospect of widespread, comprehensive testing still remains agonizingly out of reach. And yet entertainment businesses that depend on large public gatherings to survive - movie theaters, music venues, sports arenas,...
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  • Will the U.S. Ever Go Back to Normal? Experts Answer More Questions About Coronavirus

    1 month ago - By Celebrity Babies

    Six weeks after the first confirmed case of “community spread” of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, the U.S. may be headed to “the hardest and saddest week of most Americans' lives,” Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams said April 5 .
    As the week began on April 6, there were more than 350,000 confirmed cases and 10,000 deaths in the U.S. , and those numbers - which are likely far lower than the reality due to a lack of available testing kits - are expected to grow significantly through the next seven days.
    “This is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment, only it's not going to be...
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  • Dr. Anthony Fauci Strikes Emotional Tone While Explaining Why African Americans Will Be Hit Hard By COVID-19

    Dr. Anthony Fauci Strikes Emotional Tone While Explaining Why African Americans Will Be Hit Hard By COVID-19

    1 month ago - By Essence

    In a moment of unequivocal honesty, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the United States' leading expert on infectious diseases, told reporters on Tuesday that COVID-19 has and will continue to disproportionately affect African Americans. His comments came at the White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefing after members of the team expressed a level of concern about the current data. “And the reason I want to bring it up, because I couldn't help sitting there reflecting on how sometimes when you're in the middle of a crisis, like we are now with the coronavirus, it really does have, ultimately...
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