US consumers will form new patterns of device use as pandemic norms become habits that are here to stay. This includes usage of mobile and other devices returning to pre-pandemic growth levels. Our forecast for time spent with mobile, connected TV, and other devices show businesses where they should invest.
Walmart in March shared its plan to hire more than 50,000 US associates in its stores and supply chain facilities. Apple increased the starting wage for its US retail employees to $22 an hour. Subway announced plans to hire more than 50,000 new workers as part of a nationwide program. Yet challenges remain.
With delivery now being a core service for dining customers, 47% of US restaurant franchise owners say delivery services are a leading area of investment for them in 2022, per a TD Bank and Engine Insights survey.