- 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 14 September, five IGDS department store members still have some their stores closed; 38 out 43 IGDS members could open all of their stores. Four countries still impose some regional lockdown because of the C19 outbreak: Australia, Chile, India and Mexico. One member has closed its store for a full refurbishment. 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.