As of early April, Outdoor Retailer has made the decision to cancel their Summer Market that was scheduled June 23-25 in Denver, Colorado. ICAST will continue, as of today, to go on as planned July 14-17 in Orlando, Florida. Directors for the show will reevaluate sometime in May. The Big Gear Show will continue to go on as planned July 22-24 in Salt Lake City. We will continue to keep you posted on any other changes to the industry.
Message from Carhartt- “Serving and protecting our friends on the frontlines”
“Starting in April, our factories in Kentucky and Tennessee will begin making 50,000 gowns and 2.5 million masks to help their friends in need safely do their job. To the brave men and women still working on the frontlines, thank you. Carhartt has been serving and protecting hard-working people since 1889. They are both humbled and honored to help those serving and protecting us right now.”
Amid the current coronavirus pandemic the industry is seeing many cancellations and postponements of some of the industries biggest trade shows. The International Houseware Associations Inspired Home Show that was suppose to be happening this week was cancelled. Other events soon followed suit. The National Hardware Show, which was set to be May 5-7 has been postponed to September 1-3 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. As of today Outdoor Retailer’s Summer Market will still continue on June 23-25 in Denver, CO. Lastly, ICast still plans to continue July 14-17. We will continue to keep you updated on any other major cancellations or postponements affecting our industry.
Dear Valued Customer,
We continue to offer information regarding the Novel Coronavirus situation and the following update will address operational status and market conditions. It is important to note the situation in China is continuing to develop and logistics operations are severely challenged due to a number of factors. Our China origin offices have all re-opened except Ningbo, Shenzhen and the Wuhan area (including Hefei and Wuxi) which will remain closed until February 21st by Chinese government mandate.Vantec Hitachi Transport System (USA), Inc.
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