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In this discussion, we’ll discuss how nearly every retail and wholesale business is jumping aboard the direct-to-consumer (D2C) bandwagon after stay-at-home orders kept stores closed. Many natively D2C brands have thrived through the business interruption, and traditional wholesale brands are accelerating their plans to adopt this business model. If it wasn’t already apparent that this shift was here to stay, it surely is now.
The speakers will discuss: The impact COVID-19 has had on sales and business operations; how Thompson Tee has weathered interruptions to their businesses; adjustments Thompson Tee made to their business processes, financial management and business strategies; and specific plans Thompson Tee put in place as economic activity begins to bounce back.
Arthur Zaczkiewicz is the Executive Editor of Strategic Content Development at WWD. Zaczkiewicz was formerly Deputy Editor of Data and Analysis at WWD and has published a variety of content that includes data-driven reports, market analysis, breaking news, and industry insights.
Prior to this role, Zaczkiewicz served as a Business Administrator with the County of Ulster, New York where he counseled business owners, produced events, and worked with public officials and businesses on a variety of projects. Previously, he served as a Community Educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County. Zaczkiewicz is also a co-founder of the Kingston Land Trust.
Billy Thompson is Co-Inventor and President at Thompson Tee. Prior to Thompson Tee, Billy was a top-producing sales professional in diversified environments, from office equipment, to the coveted Hollywood mail room, to private jets.
Craig Harris is the Industry Principal for the Apparel, Footwear and Accessories group at NetSuite. He brings 30-years of retail and wholesale IT solutions experience and has worked alongside a wide spectrum of retail and apparel companies across all markets. He works tirelessly to ensure NetSuite continues to lead the cloud technology revolution that drives the apparel industry forward.