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COVID Vaccines Won’t Cure Retail Woes

February 12, 2021

Via: Forbes

The retail industry is grappling with how best to utilize the COVID vaccine in order for business to return to “normal.” But with the pace of store closures quickening this year, it is highly unlikely that a COVID vaccine will be the silver bullet that brings retail back.

According to recent reporting by CNBC, as many as 10,000 stores could close in the U.S. this year, which would set a new record (up from 8,741 closures last year). Bed Bath & Beyond BBBY +2.3%, Macy’s M -2.5% and JCPenney JCP +3.6% have already announced closures.

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