Everything Must Go
Memories of stores who went out of business. The lack of human activity underlines the harshness of the reality on the employees.
In the last months a wave of retail store closures hit the USA and it is still going on.
In the first three months of this year, 2,880 store closures were announced, with 30,000 retail workers loosing their jobs in March alone, compared to 1,153 store closures during the same time period in 2016.
Visits to shopping malls have been declining for years with the rise of e-commerce, and smartphone penetration has helped this a lot. People are now devoting bigger shares of their income on experiences that they can post about on social media like traveling and dining out while spending less on apparel and accessories.
Moreover in the United States the number of stores per capita far outnumber that of any other country.