Walmart promises ‘all-new Black Friday experience’ with earlier savings and more online deals, seeks 20K seasonal workers

Walmart is getting ready for a different holiday season amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The retail giant announced plans Wednesday to meet the demands of increased online shopping, gift availability and how it is preparing stores for “safe shopping.”

Walmart is “promising an all-new Black Friday experience” and says it “will spread traditional Black Friday savings throughout the season” with more deals available online.

While Walmart says the savings will start earlier than ever, the full details on its Black Friday experience weren’t unveiled Wednesday. However, the retailer said it is hiring 20,000 seasonal workers for its eCommerce fulfillment centers including

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Here’s What to Know About the Shopping Holiday

RetailMeNot is officially kicking off the 2020 holiday shopping season with the second iteration of its Cash Back Day.

The savings and coupon provider is bringing back its annual Cash Back Day initiative on Nov. 5 in an expanded format, this time running for two days and teaming with more brands and retailers to offer up to 20 percent cash back for holiday gifts and purchases.

Last year’s inaugural Cash Back Day was RetailMeNot’s biggest payout day of the year, with customers receiving an average of $19 cash back per order. According to the company, it paid its customers more

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Consumers Are Returning to Brick-and-Mortar Stores, As the Gap Between On- and Offline Sales Decreases

Last week saw shoppers return to stores at the highest rates since July, according to new data collected by Coresight Research. The numbers support a continuing trend away from the avoidance of public retail places, like shopping malls and stores, as consumers grow more comfortable visiting brick-and-mortar locations.

The latest U.S. consumer survey was undertaken on Sept. 15 and found that 53% of respondents were avoiding shopping malls and centers, while only 39% were avoiding physical stores. These statistics are both the lowest reported level for their category since early July. This is also a 13% decrease in mall-avoidance and

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We Found the Leopard-Print Sweater Your Fall Wardrobe Is Craving

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Sweater weather has arrived, and even though we were expecting it and thought we were as prepared as we could be, within a couple of days, we knew we had some more shopping to do. We ran out of sweaters so fast! What were we thinking only buying a couple and assuming we’d be totally set?

It’s okay if you’re on the same page as Us here. We want to make sure you’re stocked up as soon as possible, and that means doing

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Amazon Prime Day: A brief history

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In just five years, Amazon took its celebratory summer sale Prime Day to record-breaking heights, each year increasing its total sales, allowing access to more countries and dominating a usually dormant online shopping period — that is, until coronavirus came along. During a normal year, shoppers across the world would log into their Amazon

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