Chico’s , a leading omnichannel specialty retailer for women that operates Chico’s®, White House Black Market®, Soma® and TellTale™ announced the temporary immediate closure of all retail stores across North America for the next two weeks to protect customers, associates and the communities in which they live and work.
During this temporary store closure, the Company continues to welcome customers to our online stores for each brand at :
“Our customers and associates are at the center of our purpose and every decision we make,” said Bonnie Brooks, CEO and President, Chico’s FAS. “Our commitment to doing the right thing is more important than ever during this uncertain time. During our temporary store closure, our full-time and part-time associates will receive their full pay during this two-week closure period. We also have urged our associates to heed the President’s and CDC’s strong recommendation to limit interaction with others in order to have a positive impact.”
The Company had already taken steps offering remote working arrangements and enhanced safety protocols at their distribution centers and corporate offices.
The Company will continue to monitor the rapidly changing COVID-19 developments and is following the guidelines established by public health officials, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As needed, the Company will adjust its plans to continue protecting the health and well-being of our customers, our associates and the communities in which it operates.
The Company is withdrawing its guidance issued in its fourth quarter Earnings Release filed on Form 8-K on February 27, 2020. The Company is not providing updated guidance at this time.