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Nearly half of Brits start Christmas shopping early as countdown begins

Almost a third of Brits have already begun Christmas shopping, according to a survey. Photo: Getty
Almost a third of Brits have already begun Christmas shopping, according to a survey. Photo: Getty

Is it that time of the year already? Some consumers seem to think so, as nearly a third (32%) of British adults have already started their festive shopping.

The 100-day countdown to Christmas has begun, with 41% of the 2,000 people surveyed by American Express saying they’ve started preparing for Christmas earlier than previous years.

The annual study found a bid for savings is the main reason Brits are shopping in advance.

Four in 10 are stuffing their stockings with sales items to cut

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Macy’s Is Celebrating Black Friday In July, So You Can Get A Head Start On All That Holiday Shopping

Photo credit: Macy's
Photo credit: Macy’s

From House Beautiful

If you’re anything like me, you probably don’t need much convincing when it comes to retail therapy. There’s always something new and shiny you can get your hands on, but finding a good deal makes shopping all the more satisfying. For those who usually go for Black Friday-level savings, you’ll be excited to know that Macy’s is hosting a Black Friday in July as we speak. I’d get your wallet ready if I were you.

Big sales like this can be overwhelming because there are so many items to sift through in order

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Non-essential shops will start reopening this week but customers may have to queue for longer

Non-essential shops will reopen their doors tomorrow after almost three months of shutdown.

The government is allowing retailers to open as long as they have coronavirus safety measures in place.

The British Retail Consortium (BRC), is urging the public to “play their part” in making shopping safer by following five key steps. These include maintaining social distancing, following instructions inside and outside shops, adhering to hygiene measures and respecting shop staff.

Helen Dickinson, BRC’s chief executive, said retailers had been “working around the clock” to create a safe shopping environment.

“Our shopping experience may be changing, but if we all

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In New Zealand, shopping, parties and big hugs mark start of ‘COVID-free’ life

By Praveen Menon

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealanders hugged and kissed, shopped, and planned parties on Tuesday as the country took off all coronavirus restrictions for the first time in more than three months, while much of the rest of the world is still grappling with the pandemic.

The South Pacific nation of 5 million declared on Monday that it was free of the coronavirus, becoming one of the first countries in the world to return to pre-pandemic normality.

This meant no more limits on people in cafes, malls, stadiums, night clubs or public and private gatherings. Life, for the

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