The Death of the Department Store: ‘Very Few Are Likely to Survive’

New York Times, Apr. 21, 2020–Sapna Maheshwari, Vanessa Friedman
American department stores, once all-powerful shopping meccas that anchored malls and Main Streets across the country, have been dealt blow after blow in the past decade. But nothing compares to the shock the weakened industry has taken from the coronavirus pandemic.