Tracking retail’s response to the coronavirus
As the private and public sectors try to manage the outbreak of COVID-19, retailers across categories are taking dramatic steps to try to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Retailers have made tough decisions to temporarily close either all or some of their stores, leading to furloughed employees and strained financials. In some cases, the choice is out of retailers' hands: Malls in certain areas have closed their doors, forcing tenants to do likewise, and local and state governments are mandating some retailers shut down for the time being.
While not exhaustive, here is a look at which retailers are closing stores or reducing hours across North America, and how employees are impacted by these decisions. Retail Dive will regularly update this tracker with the latest news, but as the situation evolves, things change quickly.
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