PULSE – A WORD FROM OUR EDITOR IN CHIEF
Nancy Klosek
Editor In Chief
Dealerscope
A Year to Forget – and to Remember
It’s time to leave 2020 behind – and not a moment too soon. At this very same time last year, we had no inkling how 2020 would shake out – the shutdowns, the quarantine orders, the immeasurable losses. Viewing what ultimately transpired in the very narrow context of our industry, however, 2020 was memorable as much for what those in the consumer technology business had to endure, as it was for how well they actually endured it.
Bringing all their smarts to bear were our trade’s famously nimble retailers who, in record time, came up with ingenious workarounds for how to sell CE and appliances mindfully and safely, while still keeping their livelihoods afloat. And – indeed – as it turned out, retailers collectively discovered how essential their services and goods really are.
Everyone – dealers, vendors, buying groups, distributors, etc. – is entitled to take a bow for extraordinary acts of survival in 2020 under the direst of circumstances. With prayers that we all emerge whole, and wiser, for this experience, we wish a happy – and safe – New Year to you all…
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