Veale Institute executive director Michael Goldberg discusses recent shopping habit changes

‘Shopping habits have changed’ — Local businesses still struggling post-pandemic

WEWS: Michael Goldberg, associate professor of design and innovation at Weatherhead School of Management and executive director of the Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship, said factors like inflation, supply chain issues, rising interest rates and overall changes in people’s shopping habits have impacted local owners. “If consumers aren’t supporting small businesses and they go away, you end up with empty storefronts,” he said.