Articles by tag: Holiday Season

As Omicron Variant Spreads, At-Home Tests May Not Be Home for the Holidays

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Omicron is the word on everyone’s tongues this holiday season, as the latest COVID-19 variant is surging just as the country enters peak travel dates. Already, airports have seen the Read more

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Recognizing the Value of the Skilled Trades
February 1, 2023

People value skilled trades for the everyday necessities they bring to life. From plumbing to electrical, machinists, and construction, trades play a vital role worldwide. They make the world happen. Unfortunately, there is a growing gap in the skilled trades workforce, despite high wages, employer-funded training, readily available positions, and the opportunity to apply […]

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Inflation Rates Ease, But Long-Term Contracts Keep Prices High
February 1, 2023

With inflation rates easing and shipping costs dropping along with several commodities (not eggs), consumers may be wondering why they haven’t seen a noticeable price difference yet. Blame it on supplier contracts. A typical procurement practice is shoring up supplier contracts in advance, which means prices could hold for several months. The longer high prices […]

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The Trend of Procuring Online Education Intervention Solutions
February 1, 2023

Education systems that have taken a metered approach towards spending for instruction materials are also using this methodology to procure online education intervention solutions. Estimates put the overall global Online Tutoring Market at 6.52 Billion in 2021, and experts believe that number could reach over 19 Billion a year by 2030. And while online […]

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As Omicron Variant Spreads, At-Home Tests May Not Be Home for the Holidays
December 23, 2021

Omicron is the word on everyone’s tongues this holiday season, as the latest COVID-19 variant is surging just as the country enters peak travel dates. Already, airports have seen the most traffic since before the pandemic. The Biden administration has implemented testing requirements, regardless of vaccination status, to all international travelers to help curb the […]

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How the Supply Chain Can Insulate its Risk for the Holiday Season
November 11, 2021

Key Points: Beaird Solutions shares how to beat supply chain issues. Pandemic caused simultaneous spike in demand and drop in supply. The global economy will bounce back one of two ways. Commentary: Host Jason Schefferstein discussed the rocky supply chain pandemic trends and its future with President David Beaird of Beaird Solutions. With the […]

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As Holiday Demand Increases, How Should Retailers Prepare for a Holiday Surge?
October 25, 2021

Key Points: Consumers who’ve tried out the latest conversational channels expect brands to create a unique and personalized shopping experience that can also meet their basic needs. According to a global consumer survey by LivePerson, 83 percent of consumers worldwide are interested in browsing or buying products in a branded messaging experience. Brands that […]

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Challenges and Opportunities Faced By Airlines as Holiday Travel Nears
October 6, 2021

As the leaves start to change colors one would typically correlate that with the start of fall. As fall starts to begin that also means the holiday season is starting to begin which means holiday travel is set to take off yet again. Like other industries airlines are trying to recover from the COVID-19 […]

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5 Ways Brands Can Prepare for Holiday Sales
November 12, 2020

An unpredictable year calls for an unpredictable holiday season. This week host Jennifer Kaylo Ruscin sits down with Marketing and Analytics Expert Bill Sinacore to discuss how retailers can prepare for the holiday season. More Sale Items, More Often Sinacore has seen up to a 20% decrease on discretionary spending due to the higher unemployment rate […]

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What are Restaurant Owners Challenges Right Now?
October 20, 2020

On this episode of The Main Course, host Barbara Castiglia and Mike Whatley, Vice President, State and Local Affairs for the National Restaurant Association, discussed the wide range of challenges facing restaurants during this period of reopening and efforts being made to help owners and operators address them. In particular, the duo tackled how restaurants […]

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5 Ways to Get Ready for Prime Day
October 1, 2020

Today marks the shift into the last quarter of the year. 2020 has had its share of challenges but, in the homestretch of the year, there are numerous opportunities to be had in the world of retail. Jennifer Ruscin, host of Bricks and Clicks, walks listeners through her tips for how your brand should prepare […]

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Is It too Early to Think About Holiday Travel?
October 1, 2020

In late September, we saw through a series of studies that people were still very eager to travel. But, as the fourth quarter of 2020 kicks off and we start winding toward the holidays, will that trend continue? Is it too early to think about holiday travel? Not entirely. So far, a survey by research […]

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It’s Time to Hone Your Holiday Hustle
September 10, 2020

As retail brand marketers, solution providers and platforms set their sights on fourth quarter and 2021, Carol launched her episode series, “8 Mistakes Retail Suppliers Can’t Make.” In the series, Carol takes on the top retail B2B positioning and business development hurdles suppliers experience and provides tactics and takeaways for conquering them once and […]

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