Which Businesses will Open First?
| All the signs of spring are here. The flowers are blooming, the final rainstorms are almost over and the cold wind has turned to a pleasant breeze. Soon summer will be here. In many states businesses are poised to reopen and you want to be ready to serve them when they need you. But how will you prioritize? Which businesses will open first?
School’s Out for Summer
For this year, school is all but over for the year. But many schools will be back in session in the fall. Logistics for school may be complicated but parents will be back to work by then and kids will need uniforms, whether they are in class every day, every other day or half the day. It is a perfect time to start working with your school customers to discuss the garments that they will need. If you haven’t reached out to your school customers yet, make it a priority so you won’t miss the school bus!
With the immediate future of school sports in limbo some insiders are predicting that students will want to show their school pride even more now than ever before. Branded blazers, shirts and promo products could even see a surge in sales. Remember, school pride lives on long after graduation so it seems natural that students will want to show their pride now! Professional sports teams are not settling for a loss on their merchandise for the cancelled season. They are selling their current merch online to die-hard fans to help ease the disappointment of losing the sports season. Some lesser known sports that are suddenly finding audiences are even boasting merch sales.
Casual Uniforms for Open Spaces
Parks and outdoor recreational facilities where social distancing is possible, like state parks, will need to outfit their workers quickly when the closures are lifted. And when restaurants reopen the ones with large dining rooms and outdoor seating will be first as they can accommodate customers while observing social distancing practices. In most of the country it will be warm weather by then, so companies will be looking for casual, lightweight uniforms that are stylish and comfortable.
Executive Apparel’s collection of Oxford-Style shirts and poly-blend poplin shirts in colors are in stock and ready to match just about any existing uniform. Paired with our Gourmet Server’s vests and pants, these shirts look and feel great.
The JET and The DEVIN Blazers are both suitable options for casual dining establishments and those with outdoor seating, like beach locations, marinas and yacht clubs. Each are unlined and stylish with a super-comfy fit. With the added value of a lower cost and machine washability, these jackets are a great solution that satisfy many of the needs of buyers and end-users in today’s market.
Career Uniforms are In Stock
Museums, landmarks and historical sites will need suiting separates on day one f reopening to be prepared. Non-profit tourist destinations must open quickly and safely to recoup some of the monetary losses they so desperately need to stay afloat. If you have clients in those sectors pay close attention to them and be the first in line when they start purchasing again. Consider UltraLux, UltraLuxMotion and our other signature suiting brands for these businesses.
Our Account Reps are Ready!
Be prepared for the surge in sales. Contact your account representative to get all the information you need when your customers need you! David, Randi and John are here to help you service your valuable customers.