For those retailers that are most impacted by COVID-19 and are either completely shut down or only operating with limited direct to consumer fulfillment, we can’t predict exactly when current conditions will allow re-opening of stores and operations. But it is coming, and it’s imperative to prepare now. How do you effectively re-start your business in a controlled manner, with stores re-opening based on regional conditions, and consumers finally venturing out from behind their computers and mobile devices? Many retailers were working hard or struggling to be competitive before the pandemic. The focus now is to quickly reset at least to where you were before the retail lockdown started, but perhaps there’s an opportunity to go further. How quickly your team can respond and rise to the challenge will determine your place in the future pecking order, if not survival itself.
In this third webinar of Parker Avery’s Reconstructing Retail series, you will:
- Understand what your leadership team should be thinking about now and how to prepare for returning back to retail operations
- Learn how to consider a roadmap for the first week, first month, and the initial 1-2 seasons back after being closed
- Hear survey results from other retailers on their experiences, concerns, and plans
- Consider how important advanced analytics, along with accurate and timely data, will be to ensuring effective decision-making