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How we shop for clothes now

Jun 25, 2021
Apparel sales are up lately. But the kind of clothing many people want to wear has changed because of the pandemic.
Some consumers have opted for more comfortable clothing, and clothing that expresses comfort with who they are.
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How people shop after getting vaccinated

Apr 1, 2021
There’s this thing we’ve heard from people who just got their shots: They immediately started spending money.
Freshly vaccinated shoppers are ready to make up for lost time.
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We're beginning to dress like we have somewhere to go

Mar 4, 2021
An uptick in dress sales at Urban Outfitters suggests that people are looking ahead to a time when it's safer to socialize.
Is it time to trade athleisure for dresses to be seen in the real world?
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We're buying a lot more stuff these days

Feb 26, 2021
Money can’t buy happiness, but that’s never stopped anyone from trying.
Spending on goods has gone up during the pandemic, but you can get your kids only so many trampolines.
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Consumers may be ready to release their pent-up demand

Feb 25, 2021
As the pandemic retreats, Americans who can afford to spend on things they've been deprived of may start spending.
After months of shopping online, many Americans look forward to visiting brick-and-mortar stores.
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Can U.S. businesses count on Chinese consumers?

Dec 1, 2020
Many American firms are looking to Chinese consumers to keep them afloat, but many of those consumers are trying to keep themselves afloat.
A U.S. startup company hopes Chinese consumers will buy its plant-based egg product. For some, though, cost is a factor.
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Baseball card collecting during pandemic hits prices out of the park

Nov 11, 2020
Nostalgia, art and investment potential have led to an increase in the sports card market, one expert says.
A boy looks at a display of baseball cards at the Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia in 2018.
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How long will habits established during the pandemic last?

Oct 23, 2020
Our shopping and socializing behaviors have changed drastically since the COVID-19 crisis started
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A food historian’s “ode to macaroni and cheese”

Aug 19, 2020
“We like to curse processed foods,” says Jeffrey Miller. “But we usually do it with a mouth full of them.”
Demand for Kraft Macaroni & Cheese has surged this year as Americans are cooking more and eating at restaurants less.
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