Coronavirus | Independent Retailers

Retail Reset – 10 steps to being retail ready for reopening after a closure due to COVID-19

August 10, 2021

After months of closures and restrictions it is time that retailers are celebrated for all of their creative problem solving and pivoting. Get ready for a retail reset with 10 easy steps for being retail ready and reopening in a successful manner after COVID-19. This Retail Reset webinar also highlights what is new, now, and what is next in terms of what lies ahead for the retail sector as people try to move forward with a sense of optimism and how to embrace change.


Meet the Retail Duo

Diane Spiridoulias is a full-time professor in the Sheridan Visual Merchandising Arts Program, and a freelance stylist. Her portfolio of classes varies from delivering Fashion Styling to Retail Merchandising, and Integrated Retail Marketing. Her background also involves extensive work with various brands as an Art Director.

Karen Kritzer has been a part time professor in the Visual Merchandising Arts Program as well, and she has recently moved to a Studio Technologist and Field Placement Advisor role where she assists with various programs and connects students with industry partners for their internships.

Diane and Karen are also business partners with their consulting firm. The Retail Duo. They work with both large and small retail operations and they have presented at various conferences throughout Canada and the USA and they both sit on the board for the Toronto Chapter of the Retail Design Institute (RDI).

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