Insights for 5-23-19

By Staff
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 4:10 PM Employees are starting to say, 'How can you enforce a policy on us without holding CEOs accountable?' The CEO's behavior has to be beyond reproach. Boards are aware of this and are really feeling pressure around that now.

Insights for 5-22-19

By Staff
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 3:52 PM Whoever's leading the market [in five years] will be the ones who are actually the most trusted. If we can maintain that trust, then we can remain a market leader. If we don't, it's a question.

Insights for 5-21-19

By Staff
Friday, May 17, 2019 10:52 AM Ultimately tariffs can mean lower wages, fewer employees, deferred investments and higher prices for consumers. Small businesses are particularly vulnerable, since they don’t have the resources and flexibility to quickly switch suppliers.

Insights for 5-20-19

By Staff
Friday, May 17, 2019 10:37 AM For decades IT used to be a service department, it was like the cleaners or receptionist – an overhead, something peripheral – but now it’s core. It is a profit center to maximize investment in, not a cost center to offshore.

Insights for 5-17-19

By Staff
Thursday, May 16, 2019 11:17 AM Social media sites tend to foster consumer interaction and, during a time when capturing the attention of the consumer is so critical, it is no coincidence [that] we are seeing social media drive [advertising] revenue. Ripe with various formats primed to take advantage of future technologies, revenue derived from advertisements on social media sites is expected to continue to grow in the future.

Insights for 5-16-19

By Staff
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 3:30 PM The consumer has not really seen the full effect of any of the tariffs to date. … The first round of tariffs ... most businesses that we talked to said, ‘We did not pass through most of that elevated costs through to the final customer.’

Insights for 5-15-19

By Staff
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 3:19 PM The acquisition of Harry’s, a direct-to-consumer shaving brand, signals a clear message to the rest of the industry: DTC brands are here to stay and they will be integral to the success of larger CPG brands that want to capture share of the e-commerce market.

Insights for 5-14-19

By Staff
Monday, May 13, 2019 10:37 AM If a stock falls below its IPO price on the first day, or even in the weeks that follow, the offering is considered a flop — a red flag that investors have concerns about a company’s outlook. It can also put a chill on the IPO market, making investors wary of buying into other big deals to come.

Candria Krywko, OD, Proves a Little Dedication Goes a Long Way

By Stephanie Sengwe
Monday, May 13, 2019 12:00 AM Candria Krywko, OD, is a Canadian native who left the icy city off Calgary and moved to California in 2002 in pursuit of her post-secondary education. She received her BS in Exercise Science, Scientific Basis from LaSierra University and went on to complete her doctorate in optometry at the Southern California College of Optometry in 2010. With nearly 10 years of experience under her belt and her own practice, Eyes on Hayden, coming in October, Dr. Krywko proves that there is more to learn in the profession of optometry as long as you are willing to dedicate yourself. A novice to the Instagram world, she has in a matter of months, turned her social media presence around.

Skin Is In

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, May 13, 2019 12:00 AM As a 20-something year-old, I can firmly say that skin is in. From YouTube skin care tutorials and tips from Instagram beauty influencers to advice from wellness gurus about self-care, there is no shortage of information about skin care for women my age, younger and older. However, most of the advice tends to skew toward having a blemish-free complexion or smoothing out wrinkles. But our skin is the largest organ on our body and requires a lot more care that just aesthetics when it comes to defense against the elements.

Today’s Important Consideration: It’s Not Big vs. Small, It’s Fast vs. Slow

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, May 13, 2019 12:00 AM Every year that Vision Monday undertakes the task to quantify the largest U.S. optical retailers, the challenges get harder; the numbers get bigger and the reaction to terms like “billions” becomes more pronounced and sharper.

Haris Mirza Is Your Future ‘Baby Eye Doctor’

By Stephanie Sengwe
Friday, May 10, 2019 1:27 PM Haris Mirza is a first-generation Pakistani-American who is a second-year optometry student at the Western University of Health Sciences. Born and raised in California, Mirza’s love for the field has been growing over the years and was only fueled during his undergraduate studies when he took cognitive psychology and philosophy classes and started to view our ability to see differently.

Insights 5-13-19

By Staff
Friday, May 10, 2019 11:02 AM It took me forever to get someone to sell me the product. … It’s become harder to buy something, even when the place isn’t busy. Buying a product there used to be a revered thing, now you don’t want to bother with the inconvenience.

Indights for 5-10-18

By Staff
Thursday, May 9, 2019 1:40 PM From a retailer’s standpoint, the top markets in this index could be really hard to break into because of lack of availability and high rents. Some that jump out to retailers wanting to expand into a market with several locations are Raleigh, Nashville and Dallas, where rents are more stable and there’s phenomenal population growth.

Insights for 5-10-19

By Staff
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 3:45 PM From a retailer’s standpoint, the top markets in this index could be really hard to break into because of lack of availability and high rents. Some that jump out to retailers wanting to expand into a market with several locations are Raleigh, Nashville and Dallas, where rents are more stable and there’s phenomenal population growth.