Some have called it the retail apocalypse. Others refer to it the great retail meltdown. And while hyperbole is the best thing ever, these pronouncements serve as better clickbait than sound analyses. Worse, it makes it sound like every retailer is struggling and that physical retail is doomed.
Nevertheless, it's hard to ignore the dramatic rise in store closings, job losses, bankruptcies and complete liquidations. It's harder still to dismiss the wave of disruption that is shaking most traditional retailers to their core. . . . more