EDITORIAL: Covid-19 will not make us kick the habit
But Covid-19 is building online shopping habits that will stick, and it would be foolish for firms to pay little attention to their e-commerce offering
Across the world, brick-and-mortar retailers have been under pressure in recent years from the rise of online shopping giants such as Amazon, whose onslaught called into question the future of shopping malls.
The government’s vast social distancing strategy during the Covid-19 pandemic has only accelerated the trend in which more and more people choose to buy everything from milk to intricate watches online. ..