- IGDS | Destination Department Store | COVID-19
The COVID-19 epidemic is affecting the entire world and its population. The impact of the outbreak to the department store industry and its stakeholders is significant and stressful.
As of the 8th of July, all 43 IGDS members could reopen the totality or most of their department stores while respecting local sanitary measures. Only a few Members still have some of their stores locked down. Five countries still impose some regional lockdowns: Chile, India, Indonesia, Mexico and USA. For an overview, please click here.
The IGDS Secretariat is monitoring the situation closely and is actively informing its members with several services and through various channels at members’ disposal.
As communicated, our 7th Global Department Store Summit, which was due to be held in Seattle in May 2020, is now postponed to commencing week of 7-11 June 2021.