For Small Businesses, Looting Made an Already Difficult Situation Nearly Impossible

They were already struggling after being closed for months because of Covid-19

store in Philadelphia after the looting
A store in Philadelphia in the aftermath of looting. Getty Images

For the some 30 million independent businesses across the United States, the stay-at-home orders that went into place in the middle of March brought challenges they had never seen. And in recent weeks, many restaurants and retailers found themselves facing another crisis: looting and damage to their storefronts.

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@dianapearl_ Diana is the brand marketing editor at Adweek and managing editor of Brandweek.