With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire for Journalists. Here are some of this week’s most newsworthy:
The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence in collaboration with the Business Council rose slightly in the third quarter. The measure saw a one-point uptick, moving from 44 in the second quarter to 45 in the third quarter. (A reading below 50 points reflects more negative than positive responses.)
Quicken Inc. on Aug. 12 shared results from a recent survey of more than 1,000 millennials renting apartments in urban areas. While 93% of millennials have stayed in their city of residence since the start of the pandemic, more than one third (37%) are considering moving away in the next year.
Fatigued by cooking at home, consumers are anxious to dine at their favorite restaurants according to a new Oracle food and beverage study. The survey found that 59% of U.S. and 47% of U.K. consumers plan to dine-out as soon as they are able. In fact, as soon as it’s deemed safe to reopen, 26% of U.S. respondents and 14% of the U.K. said they plan to return in the first week. Diners are looking for reassurance on cleaning procedures and technology to reduce contact with servers.
The need for business leaders and policymakers to fundamentally rethink the way they plan, invest, and operate in the future is underlined in a new survey of 699 global CEOs released by PwC. The survey shows the majority of CEOs believe that COVID-19 pandemic driven shifts towards remote collaboration (78%), automation (76%), and fewer people working from offices (61%) are here to stay. Overall, 61% say their business model will be more digital in the future — a change accelerated by the pandemic.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year: mid-August, when retailers nationwide get decked out for the holidays. Among the festive offerings this year are two new snackable, seasonal limited batches by Ben & Jerry’s: Gingerbread Cookie Dough Chunks and Cinnamon Bun Dough Chunks. Grab a frozen handful and experience the baking happiness of your winter memories, without having to turn on the oven.
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Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists. He has worked in business media for nearly 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.