Dear Retail Partner:
First and foremost I want to make sure that you and your loved ones are well and staying safe. During times like these, it is most important to ensure that we are taking care of ourselves and those around us.
As we continue to face federal, state and local requirements for shelter-in-place and as we have seen the travel and hospitality industries either cease or seriously restrict travel we have made the decision to cancel our National Buying Show, originally scheduled for May 27th & 28th in Lake Tahoe, NV.
We understand many of our partners count on these shows to drive sales, so our Sales, Marketing and Merchandising teams have been working on an alternative solution to support you during this time frame.
Here are the planned changes to the format:
- Canceling the physical show and replacing it with a National Show Book.
- The National Show Book will be available as originally planned, which is May 1st through June 5th ,a week following the original show dates.
- Offering vendors that typically would not attend a West Coast-based show the opportunity to participate in a National Show Book.
This decision was made with an abundance of caution and disappointment as we were looking forward to seeing you in beautiful Lake Tahoe. We are excited though, about the opportunity to leverage this new strategy with a broader group of partners! More details regarding the National Show Book will follow in the coming weeks.
If you have any questions, please contact our Customer Experience Team at 1.800.451.2817.
Thank you for your continued partnership, trust and support.
SVP Sales & Marketing