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2020: Year in Shopping

Brick-and-mortar stores were in danger before the pandemic changed our world. For a time, almost all shopping migrated online, which could become a permanent trend. We explore the factors that shaped the year in retail, and look at some of the best and most popular products of 2020. We may receive a commission on qualifying purchases.

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2020: Year in Shopping

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    2020 Trends

    The Pandemic Is Rewriting the Rules of Retail
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    The Pandemic Is Rewriting the Rules of Retail

    The challenges faced by brick-and-mortar retailers have accelerated at staggering speed in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and economic crisis. The latest data from McKinsey shows that consumers are likely to keep the behaviors they’ve adopted amid stay-at-home orders. Retailers can’t afford to …

    What Happened to Department Stores?
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    What Happened to Department Stores?

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    Vox - Recode and The Goods

    Department stores, once a symbol of the American middle class, have been declining for years, along with the shopping malls they anchor in communities across the US. Just last year, both the high-end Barneys and the country’s oldest department store, Lord & Taylor, went bankrupt and announced plans …

    Best Products of the Year

    The Best Tech Products of 2021
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    The Best Tech Products of 2021

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    Our annual collection of the most exceptional technology products in 15 important categories. All tested, rated, and highly recommended by our …

    The Best Kitchen Products We've Used in 2020
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    The Best Kitchen Products We've Used in 2020

    Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn commission. This year has been a lot for all of us, a surreal shared experience of quarantine, more home cooking than ever before, and attempts at …

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