Zalando warehouses to stay open despite fall in consumer demand

Zalando Logistics Fulfilment Centre Erfurt

Pureplay fashion retailer Zalando says it will keep its warehouses open in a bid to preserve “business continuity” despite saying it had seen a drop in consumer demand for its products due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The German retailer told Retail Week it would be keeping its warehouses and distribution centres open but had implemented a number of measures designed to protect the health of its staff.

A spokeswoman for the retailer said Zalando was “monitoring the situation closely” and was “focused on ensuring both employee safety as well as business continuity”.

Zalando said it had seen a noticeable fall in demand from customers in areas that have been effectively locked down due to the spread of the coronavirus, including the UK.

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