Tuesday, September 22, 2020 3:18 PM
The caregiving responsibilities outside of work are falling heavier on women than on men, and the retail sector in particular is one where you generally don’t have a lot of control over your schedule, which can lead to a real crunch.
Monday, September 21, 2020 11:12 AM
We conclude that the risk for on-board transmission of SARS-CoV-2 during long flights is real and has the potential to cause COVID-19 clusters of substantial size, even in business class-like settings with spacious seating arrangements well beyond the established distance used to define close contact on airplanes.
Monday, September 21, 2020 12:00 AM
A few weeks ago, I sent an email to people across the optical community asking if they could share a “good news” story. The idea was to collect these positive narratives and put them into a VMAIL Weekend feature.
Monday, September 21, 2020 12:00 AM
After the shock of the pandemic in February and mid-March, the closures, the quarantine, the gradual reopenings, we’ve now arrived at what’s “normally” the “start” of a new season—back-to-schools, cultural events, new movies and TV, autumn sports, travel.
Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:51 PM
Consumers are being increasingly cautious with their spending. If Congress is unable to extend fiscal aid to households in the coming weeks, the economy will be particularly susceptible to a cutback in consumer spending, especially from the lowest-income families.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 2:08 PM
Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, eyecare professionals have adopted strict hygiene protocols. That puts pressure on their ability to serve the same number of patients they used to see before COVID-19. To address the situation, Zeiss Vision Care US
is launching Zeiss UVClean technology
, an optometry-specific UV-C disinfecting device designed especially for eyecare professionals and developed in conjunction with Voxelight, LLC. Intended for the dispensary Zeiss UVClean alleviates the high costs that have become the new normal in a COVID-19 environment. Zeiss developed the device with the insight and support of several practices across the U.S. including Carrboro Family Vision
in North Carolina.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 1:43 PM
While online shopping continues to dominate, we're now seeing a slowdown in growth as more people return to shopping in brick-and-mortar stores and consumers curb their online spending across certain categories, like apparel.
Monday, September 14, 2020 2:11 PM
We decided as a team to remain in the locker room during the playing of the National Anthem and “Lift Every Voice and Sing” so as to not distract from our message that we stand united for social justice and racial equality. This is part of our continued call on our leaders to engage in meaningful dialogue that results in change. We feel it is important for all of us to participate in these difficult conversations with humility and be open to different perspectives.
Friday, September 11, 2020 4:35 PM
As we continue to move through the sale process, our focus will remain on serving our customers and working seamlessly with our vendor partners. We have been a trusted partner to all of our stakeholders since 1902, and we expect to continue that track record for decades to come under the JCPenney banner.
Thursday, September 10, 2020 3:56 PM
True, a lot of malls haven’t kept up with the times and they are going to disappear. But coming out of this, it will be an excellent time for malls to adapt. By necessity with so many store closures, they will have to. It is going to force mall owners to be different.
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 4:13 PM
Just as a physician checks a patient’s pulse to measure the rhythm and strength of the heartbeat, small business is an important indicator of the comparative health of the local and national economies.
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 10:07 AM
The changes over the last six months are much more profound than whether people are working in their office or at home. They involve very different ways of working, different ways of collaborating, using video, travelling less.
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 10:04 AM
Our goal as a value optical chain is to make eyewear accessible and convenient for more communities. Doing this requires that we transform our merchandising processes, accelerate our ability to match store selections to local needs, and communicate more effectively with store teams. Merchandising Cloud will help us automate our current, manual, planning process and give stores the clear, tailored, guidance they need to deliver a unique, superior customer experience.
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 10:14 AM
At Walmart’s scale, incremental growth ideas simply don’t help. They need big new ideas that can add tens of billions in revenues. At the same time, Walmart surely realized that it has privileged assets that Amazon and others don’t — most notably, 3,600 Supercenters and 195 million weekly shoppers.
Monday, August 31, 2020 10:20 AM
He absorbed every story, every memory and every photo and film excerpt [of Jackie Robinson] he could consume to help translate the soul of an American hero. And now, Chadwick will be etched in history as a hero in his own right, especially having shown millions of Black and Brown children the power of a superhero who looks like them.