shopping Retail Index Predicts Online Holiday Shopping Season to Be Earlier and Bigger Than Ever Retail Index

Consumer Same-Day Purchase Intent
Consumer Same-Day Purchase Intent
Consumer Same-Day Purchase Intent

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ( today released new research on the upcoming online holiday shopping season. The Retail Index suggests this year’s e-commerce shopping will be the biggest and longest holiday shopping season ever.

The research, “ Retail Index: 2020 E-Commerce Holiday Shopping Season Earlier, Bigger Than Ever Before,” found that increased spending in advance of the holiday season started a month earlier that previous years.

“Traditionally, e-commerce experiences its seasonal low in mid-September between back-to-school spending and the beginning of holiday and fall spending. This year, which isn’t traditional in any fashion, the seasonal low happened in mid-August as if the holiday spending season will be a full month longer,” said Sara Korab, Retail Trends director at “In addition, with Prime Day and competing sales dominating this week, we expect

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‘Our Family Is Getting Bigger’

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Chiara Ferragni is pregnant!

On Thursday, the 33-year-old fashion blogger and designer shared the news that she is expecting her second child.

Posting the reveal on Instagram, Ferragni shared a shot of her 2½year-old son, Leone, holding up a sonogram picture as she tagged her husband, Federico Lucia, more commonly known as Fedez, in the post. “Our family is getting bigger 💖🙏🏻 Leo is going to become a big brother 😍,” she wrote.

Fedez, 30, also shared a similar picture on his respective Instagram account, where he captioned the pic, “La famiglia si allarga 💖🙏🏻,” which translates from Italian to English as, “The family grows.”

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Ferragni’s followers flooded her post with sweet comments, congratulating the influencer on her exciting news.

“Congratulations love 💕,” one user wrote as another

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England’s women look back on bright summer but bigger tests await

England’s clean sweep against West Indies may have been handed to them via two no-balls from Shakera Selman at the end of a rain-reduced five-over slogathon, but they will be pleased with their showing in the series after easily winning the first four matches by margins of 47, 47, 20 and 44 runs.

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Any concerns that Heather Knight’s side might be rusty after a six-month absence from international cricket proved largely unfounded, thanks partly to the unexpected opportunity for England players to take part in the first two rounds of this summer’s regional competition, the Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Trophy, three weeks before their series was due to start.

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Four England batters – Knight, Tammy Beaumont, Amy Jones and Nat Sciver – finished with more than 100 runs in

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