The Digital Retail Trends Transforming the Customer Experience

By Staff
Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:04 AM For all the disruption 2020 brought us, there is a silver lining. Customers are continuing to become even more digitally literate, so there are even more customers online for retailers to attract and retain. Although this forced retailers to accelerate their plans for innovation almost overnight, they’re getting more creative to reach their customers in new ways.

Alzheimer’s Drug Is Bonanza for Biogen, Most Likely at Taxpayer Expense

By Staff
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12:04 AM This is really what keeps me up at night: A therapy of this cost is going to have enormous implications for everyone. And by everyone, I literally mean you, too. There’s going to be some 60- and 70-year-olds on your plan. If they start getting this treatment, you will see your premiums will go up.

Where Are Retail Healthcare Offerings Falling Short? 3 Hospital Innovation Execs Weigh In

By Staff
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 12:04 AM If I had to pick a large company most likely to ‘tough it out’ and continue to invest and refine its thesis until it has a true impact in health care delivery, then I would probably pick Amazon. It understands the modern consumer as well as anyone and it seems to be refining its thesis, learning, and making investments that look progressively more sophisticated from the standpoint of experienced health care operators. Plus, its free cash flow is something like 100 times that of the average health system, so it has a lot of room for error.

At the French Open, Serena Williams Wins While Roger Federer Waits

By Staff
Saturday, June 5, 2021 12:04 AM If you don’t have the flame burning in you, you just cannot compete at this level. [Serena and Roger] express it in different ways, but it’s still burning for both of them. And though it’s harder for me to speak about Roger than Serena, they both must feel capable of still winning Grand Slams. Otherwise they wouldn’t still be out here. Of that much I am certain.

It’s Going to Be a Big Summer for Hard Seltzer

By Staff
Thursday, June 3, 2021 12:04 AM I’ve got just as many men as women drinking it. And it started with the millennials, but now I have people in their 40s, 50s and 60s ordering it.

Popular U.S. Inflation Gauge Climbs at Fastest Rate Since 2008 in April

By Staff
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 12:04 AM My judgment right now is the recent inflation we've seen is temporary. It's not something that's endemic. I expect it to last, however, for several more months and to see high annual rates of inflation through the end of this year.

Why Amazon Is Paying Nearly $9 Billion for MGM and James Bond

By Staff
Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:04 AM Amazon doesn’t want to dominate Hollywood. It just wants a toehold. But even that toehold has been hard to get, and Bezos has been adamant for a while that the way to get it isn’t via niche shows like Transparent anymore — it’s by buying or making big blockbusters that lots of people will watch.

Why Millions of Employees Plan to Switch Jobs Post-Pandemic

By Staff
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 12:04 AM Another outcome of the pandemic is the intense need for workers to find a work-life balance. And employees are willing to make sacrifices to achieve it. A survey by career site Joblist revealed that just over 30 percent of workers said they'd give up part of their pay for a better work-life balance, with parents willing to take a 5 percent pay cut.

Is America Ready for Normal?

By Staff
Friday, May 21, 2021 12:04 AM Anxiety about returning to normal is setting in. Today, 61 percent of Americans say they’re anxious about returning to normal public activities and socialization, which is highest for Millennials (69 percent) vs. Boomers (59 percent). And while bars and restaurants are opening up, less than a quarter (22 percent) of Americans tell us they would feel comfortable socializing with a stranger at a bar.

Covid-19 Vaccine Works, Even if Side Effects Differ for All, Doctors Say

By Staff
Thursday, May 20, 2021 12:04 AM I don’t think someone should correlate the extent of their reactions to the vaccine with protection from infection. We know that people who don’t respond to a vaccine in terms of the side effects still are well protected.

Walmart Raises Outlook for Q2 and Full Year 2021

By Staff
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 12:04 AM This was a strong quarter. Every segment performed well, and we’re encouraged by traffic and grocery market share trends. Our optimism is higher than it was at the beginning of the year. In the U.S., customers clearly want to get out and shop. …. We anticipate continued pent-up demand throughout 2021.

Cruise Line CEO Says Ships May Avoid Florida Over COVID-19 Passport Ban

By Staff
Friday, May 14, 2021 12:04 AM At the end of the day, cruise ships have motors, propellers and rudders, and God forbid we can't operate in the state of Florida for whatever reason. There are other states that we do operate from, and we can operate from the Caribbean for a ship that otherwise would have gone to Florida.

Why One Beer Brand Is on a Mission to Remove the ‘Silliness’ From Craft

By Staff
Thursday, May 13, 2021 12:04 AM I find it much more rewarding to work for a small business and to try to make it into a bigger business. I don’t miss the days when I was marketing director [and] …  where we lost 0.1 percent of market share and [then] been demanded to figure out a plan to get it back in the next three months.

Warby Parker Honored as AIGA Corporate Leader

By Staff
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 12:04 AM Warby Parker illustrates the power of design by creating solutions to industry problems while making a positive impact on the world. Their commitment to social entrepreneurship and leadership in the eyewear industry have created new alternatives that benefit the greater community—and it is for this innovative spirit that we honor Warby Parker with AIGA’s Corporate Leadership Award.

Millions Are Unemployed. Why Can’t Companies Find Workers?

By Staff
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:04 AM It’s a little shocking we’re at this point already. Businesses are champing at the bit to grow and are moving faster than applicants are willing to move.