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How we shop today certainly isn’t the same as it was before March 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic launched a swift if unsteady shift in shopping habits—and retailers quickly learned that adaptation was essential to survival. In episode 4 of the second season of the "New Normal" podcast series, Professor Mehmet Gumus from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University joins journalist Dave Kaufman to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic helped to speed up the shift in how people shop and consume, what the future of brick-and-mortar establishments might look like, and the increasing role of omnichannel shopping in the everyday shopping experience of the consumer.