May 26, 2020
IMC Releases White Paper Detailing Retail Buyer Perspectives During COVID-19
ATLANTA/HIGH POINT/LAS VEGAS – (May 26, 2020) – A new survey of the gift, home furnishings and apparel industries commissioned by International Market Centers (IMC) reveals that, while the COVID-19 crisis has significantly impacted all retail sales across the United States, store owners and operators are looking toward re-opening and recovery and expressing a near-term need for new product. Survey respondents also reported an intention to source product at physical markets provided reasonable safety protocols are implemented and indicated that digital tools will likely play an important role as a complement to in-person markets during the recovery period. An executive summary is available online at https://www.imcenters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Stax_IMC_Whitepaper_vF.pdf.