NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tapestry, Inc. (NYSE: TPR), a leading New York-based house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle brands, today provided an update on the Company’s operations. Tapestry continues to closely monitor developments and is committed to taking appropriate actions to protect the health and safety of its employees, customers and communities.
- In light of continued efforts to slow the transmission of COVID-19, Tapestry has extended store closures in North America and Europe for an additional two weeks (through April 24th). As previously announced, employees at closed locations will continue to receive pay and benefits over this period. The Company will continue to reassess store closure decisions on a bi-weekly basis and will not reopen stores until safe to do so.
- Across all three brands, essentially all of the Company’s stores in China have re-opened and results are slowly and steadily improving. Similarly in South Korea, all stores have resumed normal operating hours.
- Over the past weeks, as determined by local government guidelines and authorities, many other stores have been closed in the Asia Pacific region including all stores in Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and most recently in some prefectures in Japan.
- Most of the Company’s global distribution centers continue to operate with only one in Malaysia and a third party facility in New Jersey temporarily closed.
- During this time, customers can continue to shop through Tapestry’s e-commerce platforms across all brands and regions, and at store locations in the Asia Pacific region that remain open.
Tapestry will continue to assess operations location by location, in accordance with the guidance of local governments and global health organizations to determine when operations can safely begin returning to business.
The Company will provide an update on the operational and financial impacts of the coronavirus outbreak on its global business during its third quarter fiscal 2020 conference call scheduled for April 30, 2020.
Tapestry, Inc. is a New York-based house of modern luxury lifestyle brands. The Company’s portfolio includes Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman. Our Company and our brands are founded upon a creative and consumer-led view of luxury that stands for inclusivity and approachability. Each of our brands are unique and independent, while sharing a commitment to innovation and authenticity defined by distinctive products and differentiated customer experiences across channels and geographies. To learn more about Tapestry, please visit www.tapestry.com. The Company’s common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TPR.
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