While the symbolic threshold of 100,000 death will be taken in the coming days, the United States is experiencing a veritable explosion of bankruptcies in the field of retail.
Although the containment is in the process of being relaxed in many us states, it will have been fatal to the commerce of the vicinity, and appears to have accelerated a little more the digitalisation of the economy across the Atlantic.
The multiplication of bankruptcies of businesses american
The famous ensign J. C. Penney (clothing, accessories, cosmetics) has already announced it would have to close 200 points of sale as of this year and 50 more in 2021 in order to succeed to overcome the crisis. Created there are more than a century, the brand hopes that these exemplary measures will be sufficient, and that the situation does not deteriorate more.
Same consequence in the world of luxury, since after more than a century of existence, the stores Neiman Marcus placed themselves under the law of bankruptcy. With over 4 billion dollars of debt, the sign peinera to recover the implementation of the partial unemployment of its 14.000 employees.
An adjustment of the supply rather than a collapse
These bankruptcies cascade were predictable, according to economists. The country simply adjusts its commercial offer to the reality of our time. The commercial floor space of Malls american (2m2 per capita) was twice as high as in Europe. The crisis of the Covid-19 will therefore accelerate an adaptation judged to be indispensable in the face of the development of e-commerce.