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From USA Today:

"In the wake of the pandemic, a number of stores like Macy's, Whole Foods (owned by Amazon), and Kroger are trying a new tactic to stay afloat: They're going dark. That doesn't mean they're shutting off the lights and calling it a day. Instead, these so-called 'dark stores' are attempting to stay open by closing their doors to shoppers and transforming their spaces to order fulfillment centers."

You can read the piece here.