Insights for 12-3-20

By Staff
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 10:36 AM For the first time since the pandemic began, there is now hope for a brighter future. The worst has been avoided, most of the economic fabric has been preserved and could revive quickly, but the situation remains precarious for many vulnerable people, firms and countries.

Insights for 12-2-20

By Staff
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 10:33 AM By the time we get to April, they will have likely taken care of the high priority [group]. And then the general population of normal, healthy young men or women, 30, 40 years old, no underlying health conditions, can walk into a CVS or a Walgreens and get vaccinated.

Sustainability Goals Will be Driven By New Types of Communication

By Marge Axelrad
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:00 AM In doing some of the research for this month’s cover story, I found a wealth of information supporting the fact that the coronavirus pandemic this year has amplified support among consumers and business leaders for the idea of sustainability. Just as it has for so much of everything else in our lives including new ideas in health care.

Insights for 12-1-20

By Staff
Monday, November 30, 2020 11:21 AM Consumers have shown they are excited about the holidays and are willing to spend on gifts that lift the spirits of family and friends after such a challenging year. We expect a strong finish to the holiday season, and will continue to work with municipal and state officials to keep retailers open and the economy moving forward at this critical time.

Insights for 11-25-20

By Staff
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:30 PM Pat changed the trajectory of the fight against A.L.S. forever. He inspired millions to get involved and care about people who are living with A.L.S.

The Second Covid-19 Spike Is Forcing Retailers to Refocus on E-Commerce

By Staff
Monday, November 23, 2020 11:38 AM Looking at all the trends and indicators, we expect that Covid-19 will make this a tough holiday season for retailers’ brick-and-mortar channels, even for those who have seen stronger than expected performance. Shoppers themselves will remain wary of physical commerce touchpoints. This can further depress or stop foot traffic altogether. Instead, companies should be preparing to meet the demands of much higher online sales.

Retailers Big and Small Look to Biden Administration for Relief

By Staff
Thursday, November 19, 2020 1:04 PM If there is no government intervention and stimulus relief provided to small businesses, many more will not make it through the winter. It will cost jobs and cause businesses to fail.

Retail Sales Grew Less Than Expected in October, as Economists Worry About a 'Difficult Winter’

By Staff
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 12:05 PM Phase two of the recovery is significantly slower with muted employment gains and reduced fiscal aid weighing on incomes, and a worsening Covid outbreak once again limiting activity across the country.

How Long Do I Need to Quarantine if I’m Exposed to Covid?

By Staff
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 9:35 AM We’re moving towards being a little bit more elegant and maybe a little bit more nuanced around quarantine. We’re trying to use what actually is going to work and be the least disruptive but also keep everybody safe.

National Vision's Reade Fahs Rewards Employees

By STaff
Monday, November 16, 2020 12:01 PM 2020 has been an especially tough year for our store teams. Between enhanced safety protocols and the emotions of the ever-changing landscape, stores have been forced to navigate multiple challenges. It hasn’t been easy, but doctors, store teams and extended support teams have risen to the occasion. As another tangible thank you and expression of appreciation, we have decided to close all our freestanding stores and support facilities the day before Thanksgiving.... We hope this allows almost the entire National Vision team to enjoy some extra rest and rejuvenation during the Thanksgiving holiday.

U.S. Data Suggests Economic Recovery May Be Weakening

By Staff
Friday, November 13, 2020 4:50 PM We have got new cases at a record level, we have seen a number of states begin to reimpose limited activity restrictions, and people may lose confidence that it is safe to go out.

Insights for 11-13-20

By Staff
Thursday, November 12, 2020 11:26 AM Never before has our purpose been more critical than during these unprecedented times. Together with the CVS Health leadership team and all of our colleagues, I will work to build on the strong foundation Larry has put in place to continue to make health care more accessible and affordable, driving better health outcomes for our consumers and communities. I am highly confident about our company's future and look forward to further accelerating the value we bring to all of our stakeholders.

Covid Cases Near 10 Million in U.S., No Slowdown in Sight

By Staff
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 1:13 PM Most holiday events revolve around food, so you aren’t masking up. Even if people do wear masks, they have to take them off to eat.

WPP to Pay Annual Bonuses Despite COVID-19 and Cut Offices By Up to 20 Percent

By Staff
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 11:21 AM It is absolutely clear that the way we use our space going forward is going to change. It’s going to be much more of a collaborative space, as opposed to people sitting at desks answering emails, which people can do as easily at home as they can at the office...We won’t expect people to be in the office for five days a week, but equally it won’t be zero either; it will be somewhere in between.

Insights for 11-10-20

By Staff
Monday, November 9, 2020 10:45 AM My life has been a quest for knowledge and understanding, and I am nowhere near having achieved that. And it doesn’t bother me in the least. I will die without having come up with the answers to many things in life.