Doing Our Part for the Coronavirus Outbreak

03.14.2020 Articles
By Melissa Burke

Dear BDS friends and partners,

It’s during times of crisis that community becomes more important than ever before. You already know that here at BDS, people are our top priority – your people and our people. We want to let you know that we are closely monitoring the coronavirus outbreak and doing everything possible to help you, your stores, and your staff, stay safe.

Health and Safety Comes First

We’re taking proactive measures to ensure the ongoing health and safety of our staff, stores and customers everywhere by:

  • Vigorously checking developments on the COVID-19 outbreak and are adhering to all CDC and state guidelines
  • Monitoring store closings that affect our programs and updating client reporting to reflect any impact
  • Consistent and regular communication to our employees to mitigate any health concerns that they have
  • Encouraging our employees to take care of their health first and foremost, if they are not feeling well, we are asking them to stay home and get well before returning to a workplace
  • If any employee is returning from a trip out of the country, we are asking them to self-quarantine at home for 14 days prior to returning to the workplace
  • Asking our employees to take additional precautionary measures before entering retailers and workplaces, this includes regular use of hand sanitizer, and disinfecting spray and wipes in store

We’re Ready to Support You

Your BDS leadership team has been exploring solutions to help you solve any current business challenges you may be experiencing as a brand or retailer:

  • Enhance cleaning services of displays, shelves and products
  • In-market reps available to fix retailer owned fixtures/lighting/displays
  • Provide in-store support staff to augment understaffed locations
  • Supplement brand owned teams staffing needs
  • Live stream of large events & training content
  • Shift in-person campaigns to online campaigns
  • Augment in-store ASRs with Virtual ASRs staffed in our support centers
  • Develop training, product launches and SWAG in-a-box to be mailed instead of delivered in-person

We’re here to assist if any of these needs arise for you, and your daily dedicated Client Service Lead is standing by to support you.

Stay healthy,

Your Friends at BDS