Death of Retail

I’ve read a lot of articles (Bloomberg, Financial Times, The Atlantic, etc) about the death of retail and the growth of Amazon. It’s largely true and I think it has accelerated as smartphones help dumb people buy stuff online. I went to a local mall and it was a sad experience. It was all empty, like devoid of people and of storefronts. I went around noon but a lot of the stores were still closed and many were empty. I think the death of retail may have accelerated in the past four years of so as Amazon has crushed everyone else. I welcome the prospect that Amazon might kill retail pharmacy by having good end-user software on top of their legendary customer service / quality control.

You see stuff about Sears / Kmart and JC Penny dying, and IMO it’s time for them to go. It’s just like how Blockbuster had to die.

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