‘Value and Values’: Unilever’s Top Marketer On the Key to Marketing Through a Recession

By Staff
Friday, February 26, 2021 12:01 AM [What a brand stands for] is about value, but it is also about ‘values.’ Because what we have also seen during Covid is people are becoming more conscious in their consumption. Conscious in knowing that we live on one planet and that everything interacts, and that they themselves can play a role in making this a more sustainable place to live.

Private Equity Firms Are Piling On Debt to Pay Dividends

By Staff
Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:01 AM Debt-funded dividends do nothing to help private equity-owned companies and only put those companies at greater risk.

Biden Administration Changes PPP Rules to Help Reach the Smallest Businesses

By Staff
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:01 AM While the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has delivered urgent relief to many businesses across the country, the initial round of PPP last year left too many minority-owned and mom and pop businesses out while larger, well connected businesses got funds quickly.

Retail Sales Soared Last Month, as Shoppers Rushed to Spend Their Stimulus Checks

By Staff
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:01 AM I think probably the pivot point was the distribution of the vaccine. People are, in general, feeling more confident that if they have avoided the virus thus far, they will likely avoid the virus in the future.

Why An Emboldened Walmart Is Looking to Beyond Retail for Future Growth

By Staff
Monday, February 22, 2021 12:01 AM We feel emboldened and are now moving with even more speed and aggressiveness. We’re scaling more capabilities and businesses and designing them to work together in a mutually reinforcing way.

Former Trump Casino Where Stars Played Goes Out With a Bang

By Staff
Friday, February 19, 2021 12:30 AM The way we put Trump Plaza and the city of Atlantic City on the map for the whole world was really incredible. Everyone from Hulk Hogan to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, it was the whole gamut of personalities. One night before a Tyson fight I stopped dead in my tracks and looked about four rows in as the place was filling up, and there were two guys leaning in close and having a private conversation: Jack Nicholson and Warren Beatty.

Retail Sector Preps for Recovery as Online Commerce Grows in 2021

By Staff
Thursday, February 18, 2021 12:30 AM I expect retailers to focus on reimagining brick-and-mortar locations. On the practical side, store redesigns will address advanced e-commerce fulfillment capabilities. On the experiential side, creative merchandising and next-level technology integrations will help retailers make up for lost sales in discretionary categories like apparel and accessories. Reigniting non-essential categories will be a top priority and, if successful, will drive better margins in the latter half of the year.

Black Coffee Can Be Good for Your Heart, Studies Show

By Staff
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 12:31 AM While unable to prove causality, it is intriguing that these three studies suggest that drinking coffee is associated with a decreased risk of heart failure and that coffee can be part of a healthy dietary pattern if consumed plain, without added sugar and high fat dairy products such as cream.

Large N.Y. Venues Can Reopen Feb. 23 With Testing

By Staff
Monday, February 15, 2021 10:18 AM I think there's going to be fans. We're not sure exactly what percent of the stadium is going to be filled, but it'll be at least 10 to 15 percent, probably. We're hopeful—people get vaccinated and maybe things loosen up over time.

Dr. Scott Gottlieb Expects Covid Vaccine Appointments to be Widely Available by April in the U.S.

By Staff
Thursday, February 11, 2021 11:30 AM I think we’re going to run out of demand sooner than we think. I suspect that [at] some point in March, and certainly by the end of March, we’re going to have to make this [vaccine] generally available. That doesn’t mean everyone can go and get a vaccine April 1, but I think everyone is going to be able to go online and get an appointment sooner than we think.

Kroger Announces New Vaccine Payment for All Associates

By Staff
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 10:15 AM As we move into a new phase of the pandemic, we're increasing our investment to not only recognize our associates' contributions, but also encourage them to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as it becomes available to them to optimize their well-being as well as the community's.

The COVID-19 Health Media Report Card: The Outtakes

By Staff
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 10:15 AM Before 2020, was there ever a moment we imagined Dr. Fauci on the cover of InStyle? Or as a recurring character on Saturday Night Live? Health experts became a new class of celebrity in 2021, and for good reason. They’ve brought the human truths of this pandemic to the forefront, using their expertise, reputations and often their own personal platforms to bridge the gap between perception and reality—while even managing to have some lighthearted moments along the way.

Health Care Gets a New Look

By Mark Tosh
Monday, February 8, 2021 12:00 AM There are times in life when we get caught up in places where we can’t see the forest for the trees. Chalk it up to outside distractions, a fixation on a single issue or, perhaps more likely in the current climate, a preoccupation with a global pandemic.

UFI Report Projects Growth for Trade Shows in 2021

By Staff
Friday, February 5, 2021 10:12 AM This is the darkest hour before the dawn. This tunnel will end, driven by vaccination drives. We believe we are in for a busy year.