The Month In Review: April 2020
April 29, 2020 (0 comments)
Merrick, NY—The coronavirus pandemic dominated news for the second straight month, as jewelers nationwide had to lock their doors and convert to doing business online. Although sales have taken a significant hit, the good news is that better jewelers are still doing business and generally feel confident about the future. But the virus claimed three more jewelers’ lives, the Las Vegas jewelry shows won’t be happening this year, and the Basel fair’s future is in doubt altogether after Rolex and other key watch brands got fed up and left to start a new exhibition in Geneva.
Here were the top stories from April:
In Memoriam: Mark Vuono, Randy Flatau, Rosemarie Cillo, Manny Gordon, Iraj Yonatan Namdar, Lucia Greene, David O’Donnell
2020 Couture Show Is Canceled; JCK Cancels Las Vegas Events
Food For Thought: Wilson & Son’s Efforts Fuel Front Line Virus Fight
Centurion Helps Hometown Hospitals With Donation Of Elastic
Top-Level Rolex Exec Pushes Back On Baselworld’s Planned January Dates And 2020 Refund Policy
Survey: Most Better Jewelers Remain Confident Despite Pandemic
As Business Moves Online In COVID Crisis, Jeweler Warns To Beware Of Check Fraud
Time’s Up! Rolex, Patek, Other Key Watch Brands Exit Baselworld, Create New Show With SIHH; LVMH Exits Basel
How Long Will The Bear Market Last?
How to Sell To The Clueless Male Jewelry Shopper