Retail reborn: The shops set to open their doors after temporary COVID-19 closedowns

5/05/2020 2:30:00 PM

Retailers across the country are preparing to open their doors for the first time in at least a month.

Retail shops will begin to open their doors for the first time in a month as COVID-19 cases in Australia continue to decline. 9News

Retailers across the country are preparing to open their doors for the first time in at least a month.

Some retailers will look to open from May 11, while others have maintained trade during the pandemic.Myer stores will remain closed until at least Monday next week, the retailer told shareholders in a briefing last week."Myer will closely monitor government measures and advice over the coming weeks, with a view to reopening stores as soon as possible."

"Premier has no choice but to continue the temporary closure of our retail stores in Australia," the group told shareholders.(AAP)"We have two smaller stores, Barangaroo, Sydney and James Street, Brisbane, where it is not practical to comply with the social distancing protocols as mandated by the government, so we have taken the decision to close these stores for a period of at least four weeks," David Jones said in a statement.

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It's disappointing that Nine has focussed only on big businesses. Small businesses, such as newsagents, have been open all through, serving local communities. They have the best range of Mother's Day cards. So I guess in the end making money does take priority over lives. Don’t worry about a second or third wave guys the economy is more important. So why did we shut down in the first place?

Retail shops begin to open as we continue(because we now see the economic damage) to ease the media hysteria. It will be interesting to see how customers act.. as many Australians havent accepted the fact that social diatancing measures are here to stay for a while. socialdistance

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after CEO Tim Cook foreshadowed the move in an investor briefing."Our social distance protocol means a limited number of visitors in the store at one time so there may be a delay for walk-in customers.Coronavirus live updates: Qantas to extend flight cancellations; Australia on brink of ending working from home; Coles to extend opening hours According to a statement from Angiclare, the man had no immediate family.agreed to a pay deal with the NRL and players will return to training on Wednesday.

Stores will temperature check customers before entering and employ social distancing measures. A spokesperson for Apple Australia told 9News: "We're excited to begin welcoming visitors back to our Australia stores later this week. READ MORE: Apple's flagship store in Sydney will remain closed for renovations. We've missed our customers and look forward to offering our support. "Human nature is of course you're going to go and pick up a resident who has fallen on the ground even it means touching thiem of or your mask dislodges in that process." Some retailers will look to open from May 11, while others have maintained trade during the pandemic." Things won't be anything like "normal" at Apple Stores though, with temperature checks for customers before entry meaning there won't be the normal waltz in and casually browse around. (AAP) MYER Myer stores will remain closed until at least Monday next week, the retailer told shareholders in a briefing last week. "Rugby league is part of the social fabric of so many communities.

Select stores have been operating a click-and-collect service but none have swung the doors open for regular shopping. Instead, Apple is recommending booking appointments for technical support, and ordering online for in-store pickups for new purchases. A "detective" style investigation into how the deadly cluster at a Sydney aged-care home first began is continuing. "Myer has taken the decision to extend the period of temporary closure of all physical stores until at least May 11, 2020," the retailer told shareholders. "Myer will closely monitor government measures and advice over the coming weeks, with a view to reopening stores as soon as possible. Support has been focused on phone and online chat, with a "mail-in" service option for products." PREMIER INVESTMENTS – SMIGGLE, PETER ALEXANDER, PORTMANS, JUST JEANS It's a similar story for retail consortium Premier Investments who owns a number of brands including pyjama house Peter Alexander and stationary supplier Smiggle. Continue reading. "Premier has no choice but to continue the temporary closure of our retail stores in Australia," the group told shareholders. Expect queues, though many will welcome the face-to-face technical support Apple offers in its retail stores and likely happily wait in line. Melbourne remain hopeful of training at Greenfield Park, but are also exploring options to move to another venue if need be.

"Accordingly, our retail stores will remain closed until at least May 11, 2020." David Jones only closed smaller stores. Apple's flagship Sydney store will remain closed - it has been undergoing a renovation, well before the COVID-19 closers kicked in. (AAP) DAVID JONES The vast majority of David Jones stores remain open as they have done so during the pandemic. "We have two smaller stores, Barangaroo, Sydney and James Street, Brisbane, where it is not practical to comply with the social distancing protocols as mandated by the government, so we have taken the decision to close these stores for a period of at least four weeks," David Jones said in a statement. "All our other Australian stores remain open at this time, but please ensure you're up to date with our latest trading hours before your next visit. White was asked on Tuesday whether he would be putting his hand up for the job.

" ADAIRS Linen giant Adairs will open its larger stores in Queensland this Thursday May 7, with the rest of its portfolio of approximately 160 stores to open in due course. Adairs CEO Mark Ronan has been providing continual updates to customers, including extending the returns period to help with the move towards online shopping. "We continue to remain open online to inspire you and provide you with the comforts of home," said Mr Ronan. "To offer you some peace of mind we are extending our standard free returns period. For Linen Lovers members, we have extended the returns period to 90 days, and 60 days for all other customers. It's not something that demands a CV into someone's in-tray," White replied.

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