JAN 13, 2022
Omicron outbreak leads retailers to cut hours and temporarily close stores: The situation could drive more consumers to buy online and spur merchants to add more self-service tools.
DEC 22, 2021
Nearly 100% of large hospitals in the US reported a nursing shortage a month before the omicron variant arrived.
DEC 17, 2021
On today's episode, we discuss how the omicron variant might change consumer behavior, the significance of Tide refusing to air a Super Bowl 2022 commercial, the real threat of churn, what people click on, how Americans share information with brands, how to solve working from home annoyances, what it's like in the coldest place on Earth, and more. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer principal analyst Suzy Davidkhanian, director of forecasting Oscar Orozco, and senior forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Peter Vahle.
JAN 12, 2022
COVID-19 is back at the top of mind for many consumers: Survey suggests spread of omicron variant has led many to change their behavior.
JAN 5, 2022
The bigger picture: The continued reality of remote work, compounded by the recent Delta and Omicron variant surges, will make robust and resilient Wi-Fi connections more important than 5G wireless adoption, at least for the short term. The FCC’s unlocking of Wi-Fi 6 bandwidth could help promote greater standardization.
NOV 29, 2021
While Target has already said this change is permanent, if the retail season is weaker than expected—perhaps if Omicron, the new Covid variant, raises concern levels— some retailers might rethink their Thanksgiving plans.
JAN 28, 2022
On today's episode, we discuss what Peloton's struggles say about the exercise firm, how companies are rebranding for digital, omicron's effect on business recovery, how much people will pay for Amazon Prime, Google's brand new cookie alternative called "Topics," an unpopular opinion about NFTs, the internet under the ocean, and more. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer principal analysts Paul Verna and Dave Frankland and analyst at Insider Intelligence Blake Droesch.
JAN 20, 2022
The news: Walgreens rolled out an interactive COVID-19 omicron variant tracker in collaboration with its laboratory testing partner Aegis Sciences, per a joint press release. Key details:. The tracker is based on proprietary data from PCR testing services conducted by Walgreens.
JAN 14, 2022
Retailers face an omicron-induced worker shortage. The news: Retailers across the US are being forced to adjust their brick-and-mortar strategies as the spread of the omicron variant exacerbates the pressure on already-stretched staff. How we got here: Pandemic-induced burnout has hit many industries hard, as the number of people quitting reaches record highs.
JAN 4, 2022
However, with more stores closing due to omicron, even the most enthusiastic shoppers may find it more difficult to shop in-store for a while.
DEC 17, 2021
Concerns about the Omicron variant, which is believed to be more transmissible, are undoubtedly factoring into Apple’s decision-making. At the onset of the pandemic in March 2020, Apple was one of the first major retailers to close its physical locations.
DEC 2, 2021
However, with the new omicron variant quickly causing anxiety across the globe, the ground regained in 2021 isn't a guarantee that things will fully return to normal.
JAN 3, 2022
Spider-Man breaks the rule: Prospects for Spider-Man: No Way Home, Disney’s final MCU film of the year in partnership with Sony, looked grim going into the holiday season after the omicron variant emerged and China issued another rejection. But the film managed to defy expectations, grossing over $1 billion in the worldwide box office.
JAN 24, 2022
This number could ramp up, especially since the CDC just released data about the effectiveness of the booster vaccine against the omicron variant: A third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna shots was 90% effective against preventing hospitalization and 82% effective in preventing visits to the ED, according to the CDC.
DEC 6, 2021
But it’s unclear whether consumer demand for credit cards and higher spending volume will continue due to pandemic uncertainty—the omicron variant and an ambiguous November job report roiled markets last week and renewed concerns of a dampened economic recovery.
NOV 30, 2021
The discovery of the omicron coronavirus variant could restore conditions more favorable to new entrants and increased trading volume. If lockdown restrictions are reimposed, consumer confidence plummets, and economic volatility increases, investors’ interest in trading platforms could be revived. Dive deeper: Need more insights on how we expect digital brokers to adapt to falling trading volumes?
JAN 10, 2022
Unless the new omicron variant or others in the future prove to be extremely virulent or vaccine-resistant, most patients can now choose how they access healthcare, be it in person or via telehealth. Consumers Gain Confidence, Want Convenience. We surveyed 1,609 US adults online during September 23–October 7, 2021, to understand their usage, familiarity, and satisfaction with telehealth.