When Crisis And Opportunity Collide

A U.S. housewares supplier asked during the recent Ambiente show, as coronavirus worries were escalating, if was too early, and as such, too insensitive, to let a big U.S. retailer know he offered an alternative source for goods now sourced by the retailer from China.

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High Point Market Authority Addressing Health Concerns

The High Point Market Authority is monitoring coronavirus disease developments, including reports from the United States Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. State Department and The World Health Organization. The HPMA said it is prepared to take additional precautions if they become necessary to keep Spring High Point Market participants safe during the April show.

NRF: Coronavirus Hits U.S. Container Port Activity

The impact of the coronavirus on business in China, which currently is exacerbating the annual effects of the Lunar New Year, is hitting major retail container ports in the U.S., according to the Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.