AKRON — Qurate Retail Inc., the proprietor of the QVC, HSN and Zulilly shopping networks, has picked northerneast Ohio tire retailer Tire Source as one of 20 companies it's featuring in its Small Business Spotlight segment on its QVC and HSN platforms.
"We have a special relationship with the small business community, which generates so much of the innovation that drives our economy and has played a special role in the growth of our business," Qurate Retail President and CEO Mike George said.
"Ordinarily, the companies in our Small Business Spotlight would not be on QVC, HSN, or Zulily, because they are not part of our vendor family," he added. "Our aim with this initiative is to help rally the public around these vital businesses, so they can come through this crisis and continue to anchor their local communities for many years to come."
Through this initiative — which is being undertaken in partnership with the National Retail Federation — Tire Source and 19 other small businesses are be able to share their individual stories with millions of consumers nationwide through the QVC and HSN websites and social-media pages and via on-air broadcasts on the QVC and HSN television networks.
Tire Source's story began appearing on QVC's and HSN's websites and social pages on May 11 and the company will be highlighted on air on May 22 at noon and 9 p.m. on QVC and 1:55 p.m. and 10:55 p.m. on HSN.