Insights for 8-16-19

By Staff
Thursday, August 15, 2019 8:00 AM People are taking these products in good faith, because they believe somebody is overseeing the quality of these products. But there’s basically nobody.

Insights for 8-15-19

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019 8:00 AM U.S. retail has increased $565 billion in sales since January of 2017, fed not just by online sales growth but net store sales growth. Clearly there is significant pressure in apparel and department stores, however, in every single retail segment there are more chains that are expanding their number of stores than closing stores.

Insights for 8-14-19

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019 8:00 AM We are thrilled to expand CarePass nationally, bringing simplified value to our customers while making it easier for them to care for themselves and their families. Initial customer response has exceeded our expectations with members utilizing the program's full benefits and becoming more engaged across all of our digital offerings. 

Insights for 7-13-19

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Monday, August 12, 2019 8:00 AM We expect tariffs targeting the remaining $300 billion of U.S. imports from China to go into effect.

Insights for 8-12-19

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Monday, August 12, 2019 12:00 AM We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives. 

Maryann Youssef, OD, Is All About Educating and Traveling

By Stephanie Sengwe, Contributing Editor
Thursday, August 8, 2019 9:00 AM Dr. Maryann Youssef may be a novice to the social media game but judging by her page, she’s got the formula figured out. A graduate of the Western University of Health Sciences, this Florida native created Doctor.Maryann eight months ago in an effort to connect with patients outside the exam room. Since then, the page has garnered over 1,000 followers and counting. “I started my Instagram page as a way to share my passion with patients outside of the exam room,” she explained. “At least once a day, I have a patient say, ‘Wow, I never knew you could check all of that in an eye exam!’ Optometry is undervalued, and that is in part due to the lack of education we provide to our patients. I'm trying to do my small part in changing that.”

Insights for 8-9-19

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Thursday, August 8, 2019 8:00 AM We will accelerate the growth of the combined company’s digital revenue through innovative customer experiences and new marketing solutions for businesses, while creating an expansive journalism network with the resources required to deliver unique and award-winning content

Insights for 8-8-19

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019 8:00 AM Leading a company that places high value on the long-term success of its team members has collateral benefits that translate into success for all stakeholders. Because of low attrition, business partners benefit from a stable team with a deep knowledge of the industry.

Insights for 8-7-19

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019 8:00 AM Larger retailers have more pricing power with vendors to reduce the impact. As far as their ability to deal with the end consumer, they also have more financial strength to absorb what could very well be a temporary pricing increase.

Insights for 8-6-19

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Monday, August 5, 2019 8:00 AM Warby Parker has found a way of answering the consumers’ needs. We must try to learn why they were so successful and apply it to our own business model.

Insights for 8-5-19

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Friday, August 2, 2019 10:00 AM We are in the phase where a lot of younger shoppers don't want to go [to] the high street. They sit around and buy online, and that's what we are fighting against. 

Audrey Raley, OD, Is the Doctor Next Door

By Stephanie Sengwe, Contributing Editor
Friday, August 2, 2019 9:00 AM Audrey Raley, OD, created her Instagram page, Doc_Raley_OD in May of last year as a way to let her friends and family follow her journey into entrepreneurship with the opening of her own practice, Refined Eye Care. Almost a year later, Dr. Raley opened the doors of Refined Eyecare to her patients and as her practice has gotten on its feet, so has her presence on social media. “I created my IG page as an announcement of the decision I made to open cold,” she stated.

Insights for 8-2-19

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Thursday, August 1, 2019 8:00 AM As a retailer looking to implement an effective marketing campaign, the default decision is to target your most loyal customers. Why? Because they’ve spent money with you already, so by sending them your latest catalogs or coupons, you’re tapping into a sure thing. However, you're actually making one of the biggest and most frequent mistakes in the industry.

Insights for 8-1-19

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019 8:00 AM There is growing evidence from freight flows that the economy is beginning to contract. 

Insights for 7-31-19

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019 8:00 AM The two tasks people spend the most time at work doing are: focused work and small meetings. Focused work is best done in a quiet space, while small meetings often call for private, collaboration-friendly spaces. Open offices are full of distractions that hinder both of these types of work, with nosy neighbors infringing on privacy.