• Inditex is not experiencing its best week, as its human resources area faces the loss of a star employee and the company closes stores.

  • Zara is Inditex’s flagship brand and the announcement of the closure of its stores is the result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Fashion retail has been one of the most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

A bad day any company has it and what is happening at Inditex is without a doubt a sign of what is happening in the rest of the apparel industry.

The first negative effect that the COVID-19 pandemic had on the retail industry was the closure of the physical points of sale and the second harmful effect that has been suffered has been the collapse of logistics, with which these brands sought to address the demand that registered electronic commerce.

Apart from these challenges, companies experience all kinds of challenges, both with the consumer and internally, and the best example of this is the bad day that brands such as Zara and Massimo Dutti are having.

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Bad streak for Inditex

Inditex It is having a bad week as its flagship brands are facing losses in both outlets and talent management.

Zara It has closed its store in Huelva, Spain and the media has begun to report the event as a bad moment that the local shopping centers are going through.

In a note published by the Huelva newspaper, this means ensures that Zara gave the information to the employees of the La Placeta store, which will close its premises and thereby further violate the shopping centers and physical points of sale in the country that at the time became one of those most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, due to the high number of people infected with the pathogen.

Zara joins the exodus that other brands such as Springfield, Massimo Dutti, Oysho, Woman Secret, Blanco, Bershka and Bodybell.

In addition to this news, Massimo Dutti he has lost his star employee Rafael Medina Abascal, current duke of Feria and who was in charge of the male tailoring area in said firm.

“After six wonderful years in Barcelona, ​​it was time to start a new stage in my life. Unforgettable memories of these years living in Barcelona, ​​working for Massimo Dutti, from where I take a backpack full of wonderful friends and unforgettable experiences. I will miss you! Thank you all from my heart, ”Abascal wrote in a post on her Instagram account.

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The challenges in apparel before the COVID-19

The challenges we are seeing in the apparel market have been increasingly defined based on the needs that arise in the regions where the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted.

An element of great help to understand what is happening in retail is the one that defines how guidelines are being developed, through which protocols have been defined with which they seek to operate these physical points of sale.

Shopping centers, for example, have had to reinforce options such as picking up purchased products at the point of sale,