R.J. Hottovy is the Head of Analytical Research at Placer.ai. R.J. is an experienced analyst with a track record for identifying and valuing differentiated brands across the restaurant, retail, and e-commerce industries. He is an angel investor and consultant to entrepreneurs and early-stage investors across the consumer sector.
I think in-store transactions are going to suffer at least until next year and probably longer than that. It's tough to convince a customer to go out with all these guidelines in place. I think this is going to weigh on the confidence of a lot of consumers even when restrictions start to ease.18 October 2021