Over the past couple of years, and even more so in the Covid19 era, some pundits are ringing the gloom and doom bell over retail. “Retailing is dead,” they say. Well, certainly if you look at the recent performance (and bankruptcies) of such retailing giants as Target, Macy’s, and J.C. Penney, you might come to that conclusion. And with 5 times the retail space per capita as that of our European counterparts, combined with the transformational results of the Covid19 pandemic, it’s easy to be uneasy about the future of retailing. But should the eyecare community be concerned about the future of retail?