Even though most experts say episodes of mall violence don't hurt traffic and sales beyond the immediate days following the occurrence, specialty retailer Zumiez feels differently.
"The effects of war or acts of terrorism, or other types of mall violence, could adversely affect our business," Zumez said in its annual 10-K report, filed Tuesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Violence was one of 36 "risk factors" detailed over 11 pages in the report.
To be fair, mall violence is perhaps more top of mind for Zumiez. In January, two of its employees were killed by a gunman at the Columbia Mall in Maryland.
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