Go to the Globe and Mail homepage

Jump to main navigationJump to main content

AdChoices

Online retail shifting from disruption to destruction Add to ...

Subscribers Only

One of the coldest, stormiest winters in decades took a heavy toll on retailers of every stripe and size, as merchants remind us at every opportunity. But the real cause of their seasonal affective disorder runs much deeper than a prolonged spell of lousy weather. It’s a broad failure to adapt fast enough to structural changes in the industry unleashed by Amazon.com Inc. and the massive shift to online shopping.

Report Typo/Error

Follow on Twitter: @bmilnerglobe

 

More Related to this Story

Topics

Next story

loading

In the know

The Globe Recommends

loading

Most popular videos »

Highlights

More from The Globe and Mail

Most popular