The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis – an injustice all its own – has sparked outrage and vandalism in that city and across our country. Designer brands and jewelers have been among the main targets of looting, with destruction of storefronts and jewelry store interiors commonplace.
The timing of this couldn’t have been worse. Just when we were getting much of the population back to work and small businesses like ours’ back on track, social unrest – if not a resurgence of the health concerns of COVID-19 – may derail the economy once again. It feels like insult added to injury following the Coronavirus at a time when things were just beginning to open up.
Our hearts go out to clients who have been hit, and to each of you who we call friends and colleagues in our industry. Peaceful protests are what we have come to expect in our country, but seeing the violence and destruction of our beautiful stores and our industry built on love and emotion has been painful.
While there may be little that we can do at this crucial time, our entire Gordon Company family sends its deepest sympathies to all who have been affected by the recent violence. Our greatest hope is for peace and harmony amongst all American citizens. If there was ever a time to draw together, it is now.
Jeff Gordon, CEO