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SPECS Starts Today— Register Now!

By CSA Staff - 08/04/2020

Chain Store Age’s annual SPECS Show, which is dedicated to the planning/design, construction and maintenance of retail stores and restaurants, starts today at 11 a.m. (ET) on an all-virtual platform. Join SPECS “live” from your computer, tablet or phone. Click here to register.

SPECS runs from Aug. 4-6. Here is the agenda for today’s program:

11:00 a.m.
EDUCATIONAL SESSION: How Will Retail Spaces Evolve in a Post-Pandemic World?
COVID-19 is bringing changes to store spaces — some of which may be short-term and others that are likely to have a lasting impact. At the same time, the pandemic will accelerate some innovations that were already in play. A panel of experts will share in-sights on how retailers can create inviting and welcoming spaces that reflect the “new normal,” and offer shoppers a sense of safety and security.

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Face2Face: Retailer/Exhibitor Information Exchange

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Lunch/Free Time

2:00-2:30 p.m.
EDUCATIONAL SESSION: Checklist for Emergency Store Closures and Reopenings
Whether it’s severe weather, an energy failure or a pandemic, retailers need to be ready to close their stores — and to do so with an eye on reopening them as quickly as possible when the situation eases. But it can be easy to overlook important details in the rush to respond. Retailers share best practices and action plans for emergency store closures, and how to get stores up and running as quickly as possible.

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open

2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Face2Face: Retailer/Exhibitor Information Exchange