Wednesday, March 25, 2020

How small retailers are coping with the pandemic

Retail Dive
Jennifer Rockwell was working in her secondhand apparel shop in downtown Portland, Maine, last week, scrambling to figure out how she could sell online after closing down just days before. The store, Material Objects, is all set for the spring fashion season and normally bustling with shoppers who come in frequently to discover her most recent finds. On Friday, it was empty save for her two huskies.

"I think we were naively thinking we were going to continue with business as usual as recently as last Friday," she told Retail Dive in an interview. . . . more