GC Buying Group held its annual Summer School retailer event a little bit differently this year — virtually. The group held a 10-day event throughout July and August and dubbed it the Summer Series.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the buying group could not hold its annual meeting in person but wanted to ensure that its retail partners were prepared to thrive during the second half of the year.
“While stores and vendors greatly benefit from being together in person, the Summer Series in its virtual format was well received, and significant knowledge was gained through these training events,” said Janis Johnson, president and founder of GC Buying Group.
The presentations featured both Live and On-Demand viewing. All sessions have been recorded and are available for private store access throughout the month of August, said the buying group.