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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What’s the Best Way to Share Wedding Photos with Guests?

Erich McVey

Between social media, photo sharing apps, texting, email, and good old-fashioned snail mail, there are a number of different ways to share your wedding photos with guests. But which is right for you? Ultimately, it depends on how you like to communicate and how much access you’d like to give your family members and friends to the snapshots from your big day. Here are a few options and ways to decide what will work best for you and your wedding guests.

Related: To Post or Not to Post? Tips for Sharing Your Wedding on Social or Keeping It Private

How have you communicated with guests throughout your wedding?

Whatever method you’ve used to communicate with guests throughout your wedding is a great way to continue post-wedding. For example, if you have a Facebook group dedicated to your wedding events, you can upload an album straight into this group

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Gift shop bird hooks spark jokes online but can YOU spot what’s wrong with them?

‘Love a cockatoo!’ Gift shop bird hooks spark jokes online but can YOU spot what’s wrong with them?

  • Reddit user posted photo of bird ornaments with interesting hook placements
  • The series of bird hook ornaments look as though they all have a penis
  • A number of other Reddit users were quick to see the humour in the hooks

A series of collectible bird hooks sparked a frenzy of jokes online after the ornaments appeared to be sporting penises. 

The pictures, showing six iconic Australian birds looking particularly excited, was shared to Reddit on Sunday and immediately drew the community’s attention. 

‘Australia. Where we sell birds with erections. 10/10 would buy,’ the poster remarked. 

The collection included white and black cockatoos, a galah, a kookaburra and what appear to be a

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What’s hot this Halloween? Who’s shopping? And are there any devilish deals?

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WXYZ) — Ghouls and goblins may be socially distanced or even virtual this Halloween. But retailers are hoping that won’t keep you from spending.

COVID-19 to crush Halloween? Many say BOO to that!

“We’re not going to let this one miss out on Halloween,” said mother Talia Samona holding her toddler Blair. Talia is going to be Cruella de Vil and her children are going to dress up as the Dalmations!

“I may get candy for the kids, maybe,” said Dad Kenneth Daniels.

But some are planning to spend a little less.

Animan Manchanda said, “We’re not really sure how many people are going to come.”

Another woman who chose not to share her name told us, “I’m probably not planning on buying as much,” referring to bags of candy.

I dropped by the Spirit Halloween store in Southfield for a look.

Manager Kristopher Potts says they’ve been

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Donatella Versace On What’s Next For Fashion

After months of lockdown, Milan had recently re-opened, with workers flooding back to offices, and Donatella Versace was happy to be back in the office (though she had picked up some Zoom skills in quarantine.) Below, as part of ELLE’s look at the future of fashion, the designer speaks about how this moment is making her push even harder for sustainability; the drawbacks of digital shows, and why she thinks smaller, seasonless collections are the future of fashion. (In July, after this interview took place, she put this into practice by showing Versace Flash, a co-ed capsule collection.)

How do you envision fashion transforming in this difficult time? How can we use this moment to change it for the better?

I’ve had a lot of time to think about this, and my first answer is: Nothing’s ever going to be the same. These past three months I’ve been thinking, thinking,

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See What’s on JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers’ Wedding Registry

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Jordan Rodgers standing in a kitchen: Danielle Sabol

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One Bachelor Nation couple is one step closer to saying “I Do.”

Although the coronavirus pandemic forced Jordan Rodgers and JoJo Fletcher to postpone their summer wedding, the famous pair is ready to plan their dream day once again.

This time, however, they are partnering up with The Knot specifically for their wedding registry.

“As soon-to-be newlyweds, we of course want some great products to continue making our house in Dallas a home,” the couple exclusively shared with E! News. “We were able to not only add home and kitchen staples that we found in The Knot Registry Store, but also have our guests contribute cash to experiences we

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Fashion News – What’s Trendy in 2008?

A fashion conscious person never misses the fashion trends for the year to come. If you are already reading this article, this means that you are interested in what to wear in 2008. Do you like the fashion of the fifties? Well, you should, because it will come back in 2008 and that entire craze will be in style again. As a matter of fact, this trend of the 50s comeback has already started before 2008, so you are at least a bit familiar with the concept.

First things first: the spring summer fashion for 2008 will contain a lot of interesting models that clearly reminds us of the 50s. Baggy dresses below the knee for day wear or vaporous dresses for evening that will make the fashion in 2008. The trousers will be in fashion as well, and mini trousers may be worn as well. Capri trousers are still … Read More

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