In a candid On The Record conversation, Bob Maricich, CEO of International Market Centers, outlines the recent disruptions caused by the COVID-19 virus, both to the Market Centers and to the industry at large. As a veteran leader in the industry, he also offers some candid perspective on what companies will need to do in order to work through these challenges. This is one discussion you don’t want to miss!
Tom Conley, CEO of High Point Market Authority, reveals the challenges behind the decision to postpone High Point Market, what that postponement means for a June Market and where do we go from here.
Broad River Retail’s Charlie Malouf has become a student of the business of retail, developing a passion for it that has translated into a company “weaponized” with a creative team, great ideas and the ability to reinvent and grow in myriad new ways.
Jonathan Bass, CEO of Whom Home, PTM Images and Badgley Mischka Home, says the current coronavirus crisis should make the industry re-evaluate sourcing strategies and look at the long-term opportunities of proximity manufacturing. “Each manufacturer is responsible to the world for how we source and manufacture,” he says.