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The global pandemic has accelerated many trends in retail. First, there is the shift to online shopping, which increased during the lockdown to account for almost a third of all retail sales. The second is the continued growth of discount retailers. So far, discount stores have mostly fallen behind in terms of selling online due …

It’s almost cliché now to say that the pandemic has hit people hard, often those who can least afford it. These include Mexican artisans, whose centuries-old traditions today depend on the tourism industry and the festival calendar. Who knows when the festivals will resume and when people will decide it’s safe? To make matters worse, …