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Inside the rumoured death of physical stores and other predictions for 2022

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 closures, which h