River Island to shut distribution centre amid coronavirus crackdown

River Island

River Island says it will close down its UK warehouse by the end of this week in a bid to “protect the health of our employees”.

The fashion retailer has begun preparations to shut its distribution centre in Milton Keynes indefinitely from the end of this week.

The company said it would be fulfilling all outstanding online orders before closing its fulfilment centre but no new orders would be processed until its distribution centre reopens.

River Island is the latest fashion and clothing retailer to decide to temporarily shut down its ecommerce platform in a bid to stem the spread of coronavirus, with Moss Bros, Schuh and Net-a-Porter all taking similar measures today.

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