Our worlds have been turned upside down, downside up, sideways down up...I think you get my point. Since the pandemic shutdown began in March businesses have been forced to rethink the way they operate in the pandemic world. Trying to not say "New Normal".
- More digital
- Direct-to-consumer brands
- New ways of working
- Sustainable growth
- Staying true to brand values
- Being one step ahead
Restaurants had to get creative by taking their take-out delivery service to another level, create outside dining, and reduce indoor capacity. Business were forced to go online, or like AMC Theaters had to think of ways of getting consumers in house by offering spectacular deals like renting the entire theater for $99.
And those were the lucky ones. According to Fortune.com - Nearly 100,000 establishments that temporarily shut down due to the pandemic are now out of business.
TIS THE SEASON
As the holidays approach - 65 more sleeps until Christmas! Lowes Home Improvement announced that starting Friday, Oct. 30, trees and decorative holiday items, including wreaths and tree containers, will be available for free delivery.
Marisa Thalberg, Lowe's executive vice president, chief brand and marketing officer said -
"Over the past few months, we've seen our homes rise, if imperfectly, to meet all that we've needed from them. As we approach the holidays, the idea of gifting the home feels especially right. It's a giving back in a way, but most importantly when you gift your home as a family, it's a gift you can both give, and enjoy, together."
The order needs to be over $45, then the delivery is free. Lowe's says they'll deliver the items in two to five days.
Black Friday is going to look very different as businesses are forced to go online for sales to keep with CDC guidelines of social distancing.
Walmart will hold a months-long Black Friday online with discounts. So keep a look-up for the various deals stores will be offering this holiday season.
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