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Inside the rumoured death of physical stores and other 2022 predictions

As the festive season continues and sales continue to flow in, so too do predictions for retail in 2022. I started my predictions for Inside Retail a few weeks ago, exploring whether online sales would grow or shrink next year. I presented arguments for both sides, and then concluded that it may end up being a bit of both. For balance, my next predictions are about what may happen with “physical stores” next year. Through Covid, we have seen a vast number of permanent store cl