Nonessential retailers mid-March were forced to temporarily shutter their stores — either by choice or government mandate — to help stem the spread of the coronavirus.
With that came a lot of uncertainty. Retailers shifted their focus to online channels and looked at ways to expand fulfillment capabilities to safely serve customers.
And while retailers' stores are widely opening back up, it's not quite business as usual yet. The pains these companies are experiencing are likely to last for years to come.
Over the course of the pandemic, the Retail Dive team has looked at a host of industry impacts, including supply side issues, what specific categories have to do to reopen their brick-and-mortar locations and how shopping malls are adapting to new safety protocols. Read the full series on how retailers are reopening here: