Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:30 AM
NEW YORK—Optical sales recovered last week, June 7-13, following the steep declines experienced during the Memorial Day holiday of the previous week (May 31-June 6), according to data from Jobson’s latest Practice Performance Tracker. Gross revenue recovered and surpassed the -17 index points it lost the previous week by adding 23 index points last week. Not only did gross revenue recover last week (Week 24), but it also surpassed the comparable weeks of both 2019 and 2020.
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12:27 AM
NEW YORK—The Memorial Day holiday led to declines in ECPs’ gross revenue last week, May 31 to June 6, the 23rd week of 2021, according to data from Jobson’s latest Practice Performance Tracker. While the comparable 23rd weeks of 2019 and 2020 both exactly matched an average week for gross revenue (assigned an index value of 100) because neither included the Memorial Day holiday, and 2020 was also recovering from COVID’s impact by that time, gross revenue for this past week fell 17 index points below the levels achieved the past two years during the same time period.
Thursday, June 3, 2021 12:24 AM
NEW YORK—Even though national optical sales declined last week (May 24-30), overall gross revenue generated during Week 22 of this year still remained substantially higher than during the comparable weeks of both 2019 and 2020, according to data from Jobson’s latest Practice Performance Tracker. This is primarily due to Week 22 of 2020 being in the midst of the pandemic and because Memorial Day fell within Week 22 of 2019.
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 12:24 AM
NEW YORK—Optical sales throughout the U.S. remain substantially above where they were at the same time last year when the country was enduring pandemic shutdowns, according to data from Jobson’s latest Practice Performance Tracker. When comparing the 21st week of 2021, May 17-23, with the same time period in 2020, gross revenue is 20 index points above where it was last year, and it also remains at a higher level than at the same time in 2019.