Holiday Sales Keep Growing, But Consumers Are Worried About Tariffs

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Monday, November 11, 2019 12:00 AM By now, many of us are probably starting to think about our holiday purchases. From gifts to personal treats to party necessities, there’s rarely a shortage of things to buy around the holiday season. This year, the National Retail Federation (NRF) said it expects holiday retail sales during November and December to increase between 3.8 percent and 4.2 percent compared with 2018. The expected total spend will hit between $727.9 billion and $730.7 billion—and that’s excluding automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. 

Millennial Priorities Are Evolving, Affecting How They Shop

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Monday, August 12, 2019 12:00 AM According to a recent survey conducted by Deloitte, Millennials are just as ambitious as previous generations, but their priorities have “evolved.” Deloitte’s “Global Millennial Survey 2019” showed that traditional markers of adulthood such as having children and buying homes are not at the top of most Millennials’ list of priorities—instead, many are more interested in travelling, seeing the world, and making a positive impact in their own communities.

Employees Find Their Coworkers More Distracting Than Social Media

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Monday, July 15, 2019 12:00 AM Working in an office has its fair share of benefits and drawbacks. It means the whole team can be together and communicate more effectively—but it can also lead to delayed commutes, tired employees, and lots of distraction. And while employers might imagine things like Facebook and Instagram are eating up time during the workday, it turns out that employees are much more distracted by one another than anything else.

Hear/Say

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Monday, July 15, 2019 12:00 AM

Social Media Has an Impact on Patient Health Decisions

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Monday, June 10, 2019 1:00 AM Social media and influencer culture affects almost every decision the modern consumer makes—including decisions about their health care. According to a WEGO Health study published in 2017, 87 percent of patients ask their physician about a certain medication if they first learned about it through a patient influencer.

Consumer Expectations for Personalization Are High

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Monday, May 13, 2019 12:00 AM NEW YORK—According to a recent study by Forrester Consulting, consumers are looking for—and often more loyal to—retailers that send them relevant and personal communications.

Americans Are Delaying Eyecare Services Due to Cost

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Monday, March 11, 2019 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Research such as the PROSPER Study has shown that eyecare plays a major role in both quality of life and productivity at work and at home, and we all know how much joy a new pair of frames and the ability to see clearly can bring. Unfortunately, for many Americans, that kind of quality eyecare is financially out of reach.

Treat Yourself This Valentine’s Day

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Monday, February 11, 2019 12:30 AM NEW YORK—February is the month of love. It’s everywhere we look: in movies, music, books and sold to us in every store we enter. We know exactly how to treat our loved ones on Valentine’s Day, be it taking them out on a nice date, cooking them dinner, or buying them the perfect gift—but all too often we forget to treat ourselves with love and kindness, too.

Fresh Resolutions for 2019

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Monday, January 21, 2019 12:32 AM With the New Year comes hope, fresh beginnings, and a mountain of resolutions. For many Americans, the New Year marks an excellent time to make a marked improvement in their lives, and each year, millions resolve to transform their bodies, minds and environments, hoping to look back, 365 days later, and feel proud of how far they’ve come.

Hear / Say

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Monday, December 17, 2018 12:30 AM

Small Business Saturday

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Monday, December 17, 2018 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Small Business Saturday feels right at home in an issue dedicated to Social Purpose. Although not every small business is dedicated to a social purpose cause, there’s something about shopping small that feels good and important. Supporting local businesses means supporting local communities, bringing positive effects to real people.

How to Shop for Gen Xers This Holiday Season

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Monday, November 12, 2018 12:30 AM NEW YORK—For many of us, November means spending time with our families, enjoying Thanksgiving, preparing for the upcoming winter, and beginning to think about our holiday shopping. As Black Friday looms, so does the holiday season, and our lists of people to buy for seem to grow exponentially, and sometimes picking the perfect present can feel impossible.

A Look Back At Vision Expo West 2018

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Monday, October 22, 2018 12:00 AM LAS VEGAS—With Vision Expo West 2018 now in our rearview mirrors, it’s worth taking a look back at this year’s event. This year’s Expo West broke attendance records and boasted some amazing special guests, from designer Christian Siriano to Beyoncé’s stylist Raquel Smith.

New Survey Reveals That 9 in 10 People Agree on Importance of Healthy Eyes

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Monday, September 17, 2018 12:49 AM SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Findings from a new survey show that half of the people in the U.S. are neglecting their eyes despite 84 percent of people rating vision as their most important sense. This disconnect occurs because people don’t understand the importance of annual eye exams and its connection to overall health, said VSP Vision Care and market research agency YouGov, which recently released these findings.

The Year ‘Telemedicine’ Goes Mainstream

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Monday, August 13, 2018 12:00 AM 2018 is shaping up to be a breakthrough year for telemedicine, which is rapidly becoming part of the health care mainstream.