Episode One: WTF
Presented by: Klarna
The unfolding story of the pandemic’s impact on specialty retail and the industry’s attempt to reinvent and rebuild.
“Non-essential” specialty retail was hammered by the global COVID-19 pandemic. From fabric mills and factories, to distribution centers and stores — different parts were shut down at different times for several months, resulting in dozens of bankruptcies and tens of thousands of layoffs and going-out-of-business sales. Episode 1 introduces the pandemic’s impacts; explains the role that Columbus, Ohio plays in the past, present and future of the industry; and makes the case for watching this episodic series. The future of specialty retail is up for grabs. Are you ready?
Chief Global Economist, Deloitte
Operating Partner, Consumer Growth Partners
Managing Director, One Columbus
President, Mod Advisors, LLC
CEO, Running Great Stores