G/O Media Mandated Staff Return to Office. Many Didn’t Show.

By Staff
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 12:04 AM Without question the company as a whole performed admirably during the depths of the pandemic, but just as clearly coming together in our respective work locations will allow us to be much better. The pandemic has taken a toll on everyone, everywhere. It is time to move forward with our lives.

Wall Street Sees a Record Deal Spree as a Reason for Optimism

By Staff
Monday, October 25, 2021 12:04 AM The private equity firms are extremely flush with cash, financing and funding is very, very attractive and so you’re seeing the amount of activity that’s being driven by private equity firms increasing. I think that will continue for a period of time, but the levels at which it’s running I don’t think are long-term sustainable.

James Bond Returns and Theaters See Reason for Hope

By Staff
Friday, October 22, 2021 12:04 AM Superhero, action and horror movies are performing well in theaters, particularly when they are offered exclusively and not simultaneously available to stream. But parts of the business remain down. Dramas, character-driven and art-house movies were under pressure before the pandemic, and the bar is going to be even higher now.

Free Shipping, Returns Beat Discounts for Holiday Shopping; Health Items Top List

By Staff
Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:04 AM The ways in which different generations of consumers plan to shop are more nuanced today than ever before, with our over-60 shoppers driving online spend and our under-44 shoppers unconcerned about discounts and promotions.

David Kennedy, Co-Founder of Wieden+Kennedy, Dies at 82

By Staff
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 12:04 AM Someone once said Wieden+Kennedy is high school with money. But come back at 3 in the morning and it’s like Santa’s workshop. The elves don’t go home at 5. It’s hard work. It’s physically hard, it’s mentally hard. It’s a hard sell to con people into running your crazy ideas.

Best Buy to Acquire Current Health to Help Make Home the Center of Health

By Staff
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:04 AM Over the coming decade, significantly more health care can be delivered in the home. We started Current Health to make that exciting transition radically easier for health care providers to achieve. Best Buy has unparalleled physical reach, world-class supply chain logistics, and trusted support services—allowing us to provide a high-touch consumer experience, at scale.

Rethinking Supply Chain Operations With the Reemergence of Physical Stores

By Staff
Monday, October 18, 2021 12:04 AM [No] matter how fast online shopping grows, consumers still find value in brick-and-mortar retail stores. Savvy retailers are answering that call by taking innovative approaches to how they leverage their physical stores. Whether it is providing more immersive or value-added in-store experiences … or leveraging the store for order fulfillment or returns processing, retail real estate is no longer just products on display, but rather omnichannel hubs.

Aspirin Use to Prevent 1st Heart Attack or Stroke Should Be Curtailed, U.S. Panel Says

By Staff
Friday, October 15, 2021 12:04 AM There’s no longer a blanket statement that everybody who’s at increased risk for heart disease, even though they never had a heart attack, should be on aspirin. We need to be smarter at matching primary prevention to the people who will benefit the most and have the least risk of harms.

The New Jobs Numbers Are Pretty Good, Actually

By Staff
Thursday, October 14, 2021 12:04 AM [The drop in the unemployment rate] represents a remarkably speedy recovery in the labor market—attaining sub-5 percent unemployment a mere 17 months after the end of the deepest recession in modern times. By contrast, in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, the jobless rate did not reach 4.8 percent until January 2016, six and a half years after the technical end of that recession.

3 Reasons There's a Labor Shortage, According to Biden's Labor Secretary

By Staff
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:04 AM I've talked to a lot of businesses that have said some people have just decided to walk away from the industry they're working in, and they're thinking about what's next for them. So I think that the work-life balance has played a big role in this.

Kaiser Family Foundation COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor: September 2021

By Staff
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 12:04 AM The public appears resigned to a future in which COVID-19 remains present in the U.S. and is managed much like the seasonal flu rather than one in which the disease is completely eliminated. Eight in ten (79%) believe COVID-19 is something the U.S. will learn to live with.

12 Questions About Hybrid Work, Answered

By Staff
Monday, October 11, 2021 12:04 AM Remote work has allowed people to eliminate stressful commutes, reduce daily expenses, and increase quality time with family and friends. At the same time, many workers miss their colleagues, the camaraderie of the office, and the learning opportunities that come from serendipitous interactions. 

Christmas at Risk as Supply Chain ‘Disaster’ Only Gets Worse

By Staff
Friday, October 8, 2021 12:04 AM Consumers might see news about port backups, but that won’t hit home until they try to buy the toy of the year and can't get it. That’s when they’ll hit crisis mode.

CVS Health Is About to Turn Hundreds of its Drugstores Into Health Care Super-Clinics

By Staff
Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:04 AM We’ll be far more than the corner drugstore. We’re pivoting to become more central to America’s health care.

Signs of Encouragement as US Sees Drop in Covid Cases and Hospitalizations

By Staff
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 12:04 AM Will the next surges be as big as this current one? It’s not likely, but it’s possible. When you have 70 million people left who have not been vaccinated, many of whom have not yet been infected, that’s a lot of human wood for this coronavirus human forest fire to burn.