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With mask requirements and long lines, Black Friday shopping may lose ground to online retail

1 month ago   |   By ABC

Are you braving the brick and mortar stores, or staying in and shopping online? During COVID-19, experts say even for Black Friday, peoples' shopping patterns are shifting.
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COVID-19 upends Black Friday shopping

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

There were no overcrowded malls on Friday, no long lines of people waiting to get into stores at midnight, no frenzied shoppers trying to beat each other to the last PlayStation.
Instead, Black Friday shopping in the age of COVID-19 was done mainly online, with 60% of consumers saying they planned to buy holiday items that way this year and nearly all online shoppers saying they planned to take advantage of free shipping, according to a survey of 7,660 consumers by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.
“I'm not expecting a gangbuster year,” Jon B. Hurst...
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Photos show long lines outside stores like Best Buy and GameStop on Black Friday, despite the CDC labelling in-store shopping as a 'higher-risk' activity

Photos show long lines outside stores like Best Buy and GameStop on Black Friday, despite the CDC labelling in-store shopping as a 'higher-risk' activity

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Some Americans formed long, crowded lines outside stores this Black Friday, despite the government's warning against indoor shopping.
Photos showed people tightly lining up outside Best Buy and GameStop locations early Friday morning, many hoping to score the sold-out PlayStation 5. Lines formed outside other stores, like Walmart and Foot Locker, as well.
Major retailers like Best Buy extended online sales to discourage typical Black Friday crowds, since COVID-19 can spread quickly in large groups. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention classified shopping on...
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