Luggage makers are in deep crisis with the plunge in international travel because of coronavirus, and only those with deep pockets, such as Rimowa (one of whose cases is pictured, above) and Samsonite, will be able to weather the slump. Luggage makers are in deep crisis with the plunge in international travel because of coronavirus, and only those with deep pockets, such as Rimowa (one of whose cases is pictured, above) and Samsonite, will be able to weather the slump.
Luggage makers are in deep crisis with the plunge in international travel because of coronavirus, and only those with deep pockets, such as Rimowa (one of whose cases is pictured, above) and Samsonite, will be able to weather the slump.

For luggage makers, travel slump creates worst case scenario – they need to quickly develop new markets and an online sales strategy

  • Samsonite and Rimowa are in crisis, venerable brand Antler in administration. Firms should switch to making bags for cars or bikes, and sell online, experts say
  • The industry is exceptionally vulnerable to travel disruption – most customers are first-time buyers or upgraders, and are used to in-store viewing of products

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Luggage makers are in deep crisis with the plunge in international travel because of coronavirus, and only those with deep pockets, such as Rimowa (one of whose cases is pictured, above) and Samsonite, will be able to weather the slump. Luggage makers are in deep crisis with the plunge in international travel because of coronavirus, and only those with deep pockets, such as Rimowa (one of whose cases is pictured, above) and Samsonite, will be able to weather the slump.
Luggage makers are in deep crisis with the plunge in international travel because of coronavirus, and only those with deep pockets, such as Rimowa (one of whose cases is pictured, above) and Samsonite, will be able to weather the slump.
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