They covered what the manufacturing sector has been doing in response to COVID-19 and the ways in which manufacturers have continued to bolster the local economy and produce PPE and other innovations to help us all get through the pandemic.
As a follow-up to their May data, Christian unveiled the results of a July Polaris MEP survey of Rhode Island manufacturing business owners and top executives.
Stuart talked about how consumers have become more focused on hygiene and cleanliness during the COVID-19 pandemic and how Bradford has responded with their messaging, offerings and practices. He also described the leadership role Bradford has taken over the last 4 to 5 years on sustainability and mission-based opportunities for their partner customers.
Quote of Note
"By sourcing all of our shea butter from Ghana, it empowers the women of the villages to have a voice at the table. So now, the women have organized together...they are bringing in more money than the men. So now, they have a voice at the table."
- Stuart Benton on Bradford's support of global communities through sustainable and ethical sourcing