Day: May 6, 2020

Pandemic Pits E-Commerce Giant Amazon Against Big Box Stores, Mall Outlets

For retailers, Q1 earnings might resemble a Charles Dickens novel  as a tale of two sectors: Essential and nonessential—or perhaps brick-and-mortar and e-commerce.

Companies with the goods consumers needed as they hunkered down at home are widely expected to have rung up relatively healthy sales numbers, analysts said. Those that sold discretionary items probably struggled.

And it could be better yet for those essential retailers with strong e-commerce platforms to peddle food, aseptic solutions and even lumber (home repair projects seem popular now as people can’t really go anywhere). Non-store retail sales in March, at the onset of the shutdown throughout the U.S. slipped 3.1%, according to the Commerce Department. That sounds disappointing, but not when you look at overall retail sales that month falling 8.7%, making March the worst month ever for retail sales in data going back to 1992.

As many stockpiled food and filled medicine cabinets and

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18 Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts for Every Kind of Mom

We can’t even tell you what day of the week it is, never mind what month it is. So, it’s a huge feat that we haven’t missed Mother’s Day completely. Lucky for us (and all the rockstar moms in our lives), we figured things out just in the nick of time. Ahem, Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 10. Here are 18 thoughtful gifts that can be shipped directly to her doorstep or sent via email to ensure a last-minute, yet definitely on-time delivery.

She’s spending so much time at home these days that she can’t stop thinking of home improvement projects (same!). Gift her a one-on-one consultation with an interior designer, from the comfort of her own home, so she can turn her Fixer Upper obsession into reality. Choose from either a Havenly Mini ($79), which will let her refresh any room or the Havenly Full ($129), which will … Read More

Home Depot is having a massive sale on everything you need to get your home improvement projects off the ground

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Get started on your home improvement projects. (Photo: Getty)
Get started on your home improvement projects. (Photo: Getty)

Whether you’re planning on giving your home a solid spring clean or you’re set on totally redecorating your space, you need the proper tools to get all your projects done. Have a few shelves that need assembling? Promised yourself you’d finally hang those pictures you spent a small fortune getting framed, but now they’re just leaning against a wall? There’s no time like the present to get it done.

If your biggest deterrent to getting those household SEO Jacksonville projects done is a lack of tools, not to worry — Home Depot has precisely what you need. The retailer’s sale of the day is on select power

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Home Improvement Projects on the Rise

A majority of homeowners are planning to make home improvements in the coming months, a slight uptick from a year ago.

LightStream, the online lending division of financial services company Truist, commissioned a survey of 1,300 homeowners to find out whether home renovations were in their near future. Not only are more homeowners expecting to make improvements than last year, but they are willing to spend more money to do so this year.

More than three-fourths of respondents — 77% — said they plan to make renovations this year, up from 73% in 2019. The average amount homeowners plan to spend on the improvements is $11,473 — up 27% from the $9,006.60 homeowners, on average, expected to spend last year.

The increase in home improvements — and the money spent on them — is being led by millennials, defined by Pew Research as those between the ages of 24 and

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