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Alert but not alarmed: Retail experts react to Omicron

The emergence of the Omicron variant has thrown the world into a tailspin since it was first identified in South Africa last week. While little is known about the severity of Omicron compared to previous variants, or the efficacy of existing Covid vaccines against it, it has already been found in Europe, the UK, US, Japan, Australia, and Brazil, stoking fears that it could cause the return of international border closures and national lockdowns.  With so much uncertainty about what the futu