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Homelessness and Its Impact on Retailers
Unhoused individuals have created encampments and taken shelter in parking lots, alleyways, and dumpster areas, presenting a heartbreaking but difficult challenge for retailers.
How Retailers Are Impacting Their Communities
Retailers have always been intimately connected to the communities they serve. From the days of the general store with the potbelly stove where pioneers gathered to discuss the weather and harvests, retail has been the center of most communities.
Home Is Where the Retailer Is
On a single night in 2020, approximately 580,000 people were homeless in the United States, a 2 percent increase since 2019 and the fourth consecutive annual increase nationwide.