What is ‘best’ in this context? Is it those who have stayed true to their original sense of purpose. Or those that have branched out into other areas?
Coming out of lockdown is going to highlight everyone’s strengths and weaknesses. Being under lockdown did the same, really.
According to Barclays, the high streets of Britain are experiencing a surge in popularity. Could the high street be one of the unlikely beneficiaries of the pandemic? It’s an intriguing thought.
Blaming the demise of any retailer on the coronavirus makes it easy to say “there was nothing we could do.” But that sort of thing makes it difficult to learn from a situation.
Someone said to me: “more than ever, it’s logistics that makes the world go around”
Fear spreads panic. And panic spreads problems.
Among the sectors that will be hardest hit by the closing of that particular door will be retail and logistics. According to the British Retail Consortium (BRC), which represents the interests of the sector: “Retailers rely on complex supply chains and for these to function effectively must be able to access an adequate supply of workers.”
And so it is that the world gets smaller and the challenges we face during times of difficulty get bigger.
However you choose to look at the situation, there are simply too many shops chasing not enough shoppers.
Anything that decreases the risk of a gap opening up between expectation and reality can only be a good thing.