The Impact of the Pandemic on Brick-and-Mortar: A New Paradigm, or the Next Stage in the Evolution of Retail?
Sponsored by Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP
Retail was already in the midst of a fundamental shift before the pandemic started. Once COVID-19 hit, retailers were forced to innovate or close their doors forever. This panel discusses case and Bankruptcy Code developments during the pandemic, as well as the extent to which the panelists believe the pandemic accelerated retail trends that were already underway or whether the changes reflect a true evolution in the retail space. The audience was invited to share what they are seeing happening in their own jurisdictions as well, providing further perspective on retail's innovation and survival.