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Home improvement retailer acquires St. Peters shopping center. Here’s why this company is growing during COVID.

Hoods Discount Home Center has acquired a vacant shopping center in St. Peters where it’ll open a new store and scout for retailers to fill the remaining space.



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Hoods, a home improvement retailer that operates five locations in the St. Louis area, purchased the roughly 90,000-square-foot center, at 301 Costco Way off of Interstate 70, from St. Louis commercial real estate services firm Pace Properties. A sales price was not disclosed, but Pace paid at least $3.1 million for the property when it bought it out of foreclosure in late 2019, according to St.

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Online shopping now at 85pc

Almost half of Irish people now use Zoom for work, with 85pc now shopping online and two thirds using Netflix and other streaming services.

These are the findings of a new survey from Ireland’s telecoms watchdog, Comreg.

The poll of 2,000 adults also found that a third of Irish people have blocked or unfriended someone on social media, with over half of us ‘reporting’ others to a social media company.

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The survey suggests that there may still be a significant digital divide in Ireland with nearly one in seven (14pc) saying they use a smartphone on a mobile

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Amazon Fresh Grocery Opening for In-Store Shopping In Oak Lawn

OAK LAWN, IL — Although it has been open for online ordering and delivery the past several months, the Amazon Fresh grocery store will open for in-store shopping Thursday, Feb. 11. The store is located on the site of a former Kmart at 4031 W 95th St., Oak Lawn, across the street from Target and Home Depot.

According to a company news release, the store will offer “consistently low prices” on top brands, plus high-quality produce, meat and seafood. Prepared foods are made fresh in the store’s kitchen.

Here’s a sampling of prices:

  • Bananas 15¢ each
  • French bread 89¢ per
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Special Shopping, Music At Village Market In Manhattan Beach

MANHATTAN BEACH, CA — An upscale pop-up market with unique vendors is taking place tomorrow [Saturday, Feb. 6] at Manhattan Village shopping center in Manhattan Beach. The market is by reservation only due to COVID-19. There is no fee to sign up for a shopping time.



background pattern: Get some Valentine's Day shopping done at Village Market Saturday, Feb. 6. RSVP to get your time slot since Manhattan Village is keeping shoppers safe during COVID-19.


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Get some Valentine’s Day shopping done at Village Market Saturday, Feb. 6. RSVP to get your time slot since Manhattan Village is keeping shoppers safe during COVID-19.

Dubbed “Village Market at Manhattan Village,” participants who RSVP online in advance will enjoy fresh air, music and unique vendors in the much anticipated

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Bill to allow home delivery of beer, wine in SC advances amid pandemic’s shopping changes | Columbia Business

COLUMBIA — A bill allowing stores to deliver beer and wine to homes along with the grocery orders moved forward in the S.C. House on Feb. 3 despite opposition from a state law enforcement leader.

Advocates for the bill, which include the S.C. Chamber of Commerce, argue that the change would recognize that more consumers shop online, especially during the pandemic.

Opponents worry that enforcement of the law, especially the risk of orders being handed to underage drinkers, will be difficult.



The House subcommittee that backed the home booze deliveries also approved a measure that would allow stores

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WPP Report Shows What Brands Can Learn from China’s Shopping Festivals

Shopping festivals occupy a special place in the heart of Chinese consumers – a key reason brands need to learn to navigate the long list of shopping holidays on the national calendar.

Many holidays are tied to cultural tradition, like family reunions during the Lunar New Year, while other occasions, like 11.11, are modern inventions to celebrate and entertain. A distinct gifting culture is usually associated with many of these holidays. For example, the Chinese celebrate three Valentine’s days each year, where couples express their love through gifts. 

Unlike Western shopping holidays that focus on discounts, shopping festivals in China

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