What’s in Store for the Holiday Shopping Season in the Era of COVID-19?

UKG survey reveals the evolving retail trends keeping the shopper and employee experience alive amid the pandemic as 91% of retailers are confident stores will be open Black Friday

Examining the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on safety and staffing practices in the retail sector, a survey of retail leaders1 by UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) finds U.S. stores are approaching the holiday shopping season with optimism despite risks posed by perpetual understaffing and a lack of contingency planning that threaten to disrupt business and intensify holiday stress for employees and shoppers.

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“Retailers Rethink Holiday Season Strategy: Store safety, staffing, and shopping trends in the COVID-19 era,” an in-depth study by UKG, examines survey responses from 302 U.S. retailers, more than half of which operate 100+ physical stores (61%) and employ more than 5,000 employees (55%), to reveal

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The Dennis Conti era for Buena football debuts in style


Buena quarterback Cael Aretz is a member of the 2020 Cheifs football team. (Photo: Tom Rimback / STAFF PHOTOJOURNALIST)

BRIDGETON – After spending 48 minutes on the sideline showing it, Dennis Conti couldn’t stop saying it. 

The first-year Buena coach had just seen his team come from behind to open the high school football season with an 18-7 road win over Bridgeton. You can forgive his exuberance after speaking to his team. 

“I love these kids,” Conti said. “Really, I just love these guys.” 

Conti came to Buena by way of Wyckoff. Somehow a North Jersey guy found common ground with the Chiefs.  

“When we first met him, it was completely new,” Buena quarterback Aretz said. “We were kind of upset because we had a bond without old coach. But coach came in and we started to like him immediately when he introduced himself. We developed a bond quickly.

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How Cate Blanchett Embraced a New Era of Red-Carpet Beauty

It’s not yet October, and the fall calendar is already three film festivals in, with the current one in New York mostly playing out across virtual screenings and drive-in movie theaters. It’s refreshingly democratic, watching premieres (or a teenage Laura Dern in Smooth Talk) from the easy reach of one’s living room or car. The mood is triumphant, and the dress code casual, even for a director piped in for an onscreen appearance. Still, it’s easy to miss the usual pomp of festival proceedings—the sartorial snap to attention after an under-the-radar summer.

Last month’s Venice Film Festival—with its cautiously orchestrated red carpets and glittery faces intermittently covered by masks—was the exception. And at the center of that fanfare was Cate Blanchett, who presided over the jury. She also set a high-water mark for red-carpet beauty in this new era, with amped-up eyes and an unflappable sense of cool.

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Kids Fashion – A New Fashion Era

Kids fashion in today’s world is taken much more seriously than in years gone by. Kids today are much more inquisitive, intellectual and scientific. As a result of the modern kid being much more self and fashion conscious, kids fashion has taken off in to a new era as kids are more up to date with modern fashion trends.

Gone are the days when mom or dad would go to the store and buy a plain white t-shirt and a pair of outdated looking faded blue jeans, take them home and receive a golden an appreciative smile from son or daughter. In these modern times, children have become fashion fanatics. They know all they latest trends better than the adults do. Just taking a short walk down the street is the evidence to support this fact.

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