The Future Of American Retail Post-Pandemic

Experts say that many stores and malls shut down by the pandemic may never return

American Retail
In this Thursday, March 19, 2020, photo, the gate is closed on an America Eagle Outfitters store in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The store is closed as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus. Long before there was a global pandemic, brick-and-mortar retailers struggled to resonate as shoppers increasingly made their purchases online. Now, they're faced with an even more daunting task of staying on people's minds and pocketbooks in the midst of the new coronavirus. Mark Lennihan / AP Photo
American Retail
In this Thursday, March 19, 2020, photo, the gate is closed on an America Eagle Outfitters store in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The store is closed as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus. Long before there was a global pandemic, brick-and-mortar retailers struggled to resonate as shoppers increasingly made their purchases online. Now, they're faced with an even more daunting task of staying on people's minds and pocketbooks in the midst of the new coronavirus. Mark Lennihan / AP Photo

The Future Of American Retail Post-Pandemic

Experts say that many stores and malls shut down by the pandemic may never return

Brick and mortar retail establishments across the country are closed due to COVID-19 with no clear picture of when they’ll reopen.

Reset checks in with the Atlantic to discuss the future of American retail.

GUEST: Derek Thompson, writer at The Atlantic