Category: Shopping News

CouponBirds Releases 2020 Shopping Season Report Under the Epidemic

BEIJING, Jan. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Findings from CouponBirds‘ new report suggest that COVID-19 had a big impact on consumer’s behavior during the 2020 shopping season. The report reveals changes in shopping holidays, purchased products, and shopping frequency during Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Christmas.

Changes in Shopping Holiday

The coronavirus pandemic reshaped the shopping season in different ways. 2020’s holiday shopping season didn’t look like those of the past. In 2020, shoppers had multiple reasons to start their holiday shopping sooner rather than later – to avoid crowds in stores, shipping delays, and out-of-stock issues. Most

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Shopping Center Giant Simon Reopens Inland Empire Malls

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As California’s stay-at-home restrictions begin to lift, mall giant Simon Properties has reopened nine of its Southern California retail centers, including two in the Inland Empire.

Those malls were closed in March, when one of the nation’s largest owners and operators of shopping centers shut down 10 Southern California locations as part of a statewide attempt to stem the spread of COVID-19. Nine centers have now reopened, with the exception of the three-level Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance.

Inland Empire reopenings include Ontario Mills and Desert Hills Premium Outlets in Cabazon. Other Southern California openings include

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Omnichannel shopping for consumer goods jumps 50% in 2020

This year, U.S. omnichannel consumption swelled by 50%, and nearly half of all consumer goods purchases were made via e-commerce, according to new research from Nielsen.

Both food and nonfood products have seen marked shifts in omnichannel shopping since the COVID-19 outbreak in the first quarter of 2020, Chicago-based Nielsen said this week in releasing its latest Omnichannel Shopping Fundamentals survey. For example, the number of shoppers who deem themselves as “heavy” or “exclusive” online shoppers for everyday items jumped 133% from September 2019 to September 2020.


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Amazon, Walmart dominate shopping app downloads in 2020: report

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  • Amazon, Walmart and Wish were the top three most downloaded shopping apps in the U.S. in 2020, according to a new report by Apptopia. Amazon saw 41 million downloads, Walmart 34 million and Wish 30 million. 
  • Other retailers in top spots include eBay at 20 million, Shein at 19 million, Target at 16 million, Wayfair at 15.3 million and Nike landing the number ten spot with 15.1 million. 
  • These results were slightly different than the top shopping apps globally, where Amazon again took the number one spot, Shopee came in second and Wish came in third for
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Glendale firefighters deliver groceries to residents confined by the coronavirus

With a list in hand Spencer Hammond was winding his way through Glendale’s Pacific Food Mart on Wednesday, quickly filling up a basket with grocery items such as eggs, milk and toilet paper.

But the firefighter-paramedic wasn’t buying the items for himself or his co-workers at the Glendale Fire Department — he was shopping for a resident.

Hammond was one of 40 firefighters at the department who have stepped up to help buy and deliver groceries as well as other essential items to city residents who are now housebound because of the coronavirus outbreak.

“I think it’s just in

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