For many years we have hosted a tradeshow at our warehouse here in Roanoke, VA. Due to the current situation of the Covid-19 Pandemic, we will not be able to host a show this year. There is just too much uncertainty going on to be able to host an event like this in Virginia right now. We could list off a bunch of different reasons (building occupancy, catering rules, meeting space, etc.) that most people could appreciate, but it just doesnâ€™t feel right to risk our employeeâ€™s or customerâ€™s health in an attempt to sell more skates right now.
We do want to keep our customers updated and give our suppliers a chance to show off their new products. Look for an electronic version of the tradeshow with web site updates, email blasts, pics, etc. We hope to launch this the first week of October and are already working with our vendors to help product content. We are aiming for something that our customers can share with their customers (the skaters) to get them excited. We also hope to have some customer only content with pricing, special sales, etc.
Here are a few new notes on our incoming shipments of inventory.
Chicago – Our next shipment is probably going to be late September.
Sure-Grip – We just received a few of the GT50 skates and pink Stardust. Another shipment from Sure-Grip left California yesterday and should be here in about a week. The next big item from them to arrive will probably be the Fame skates, which will really help.
Bones – A big shipment is on the way, we donâ€™t have details yet on what is in there.
Roller Derby – We received a good shipment of the Lucy adjustables last week. Theyâ€™re working on several new models but these wonâ€™t be ready until later this season.
Disinfectant – We have the lemon and lavender disinfectants in stock as well as a new cleaner designed especially for plastics and plexiglass.
Consider getting orders in now for any of the popular items you need. That way when we do receive shipments youâ€™ll be the first to get product. â€ˆSome of these shipments are going to be smaller than what weâ€™d really like, but if you have an order in ahead of time youâ€™ll be at the top of the list when they arrive.