The list of impacts caused or precipitated by the COVID-19 global pandemic is lengthy and continues to grow as communities all over the world start to become familiar with the new ‘normal’ that we’ve inherited. Many of these impacts have resulted in disruptions and disturbances, such as the delays and congestion currently experienced within the global supply chain or the skyrocketing inflation that threatens to cripple family budgets. However, there have also been some that have accelerated evolutions like the digitization of the world around us, resulting in greater speed, ease and convenience around communication and information transfer. However, perhaps the greatest impact of the pandemic, suggests industry expert and Founder of Retail Strategy Group, Liza Amlani, is reflected by the galvanization of our collective consciousness around social issues and the influence it’s having on retailers and brands.
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