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"vivek pandya" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

03:59 min | 1 year ago

"vivek pandya" Discussed on KCRW

"NPR's retail correspondent Alina Celluci is at the mall at Prince George's Talking to shoppers looking for some of those deals in person in Hyattsville, Maryland, just outside of D, C. Hi, Alina. Hello. How busy? Is it there? It's pretty bustling lots of people strolling around. Just kind of checking out whatever's on sale, getting close betting, even jewelry. I saw a line at Gamestop for electronic Stephen Santa is here to pose with pets from behind a plexiglass shield. A lot of people as you might imagine, are here to get going on their holiday shopping I talked to and to a Ned Mingo, who was running into a Macy's really quickly to grab a gift for her son. I'm a touchy feely person. I need to touch and feel and look at it so I'm just crossing my fingers. Hope they have it in here and then I'm done. She was a little anxious that you had her Max mask, and she's hoping that kind of running in and out was gonna keep her safe. You know, When I think of black Friday, I think of people lining up before dawn for deals that they can only get one day of the year. Is that the same as what's happening this year? Black Friday is such a loose proposition in year two year gets looser and looser. This year, Sales started as far back as I took over and they're going to run through December. The stores. They're trying to spread out a potential crush of both shipments and dangerous crowds. And I talk to people here who were only here to pick up online orders, you know, So this question of when is the best to buy stuff actually posed it to Vivek Pandya, who trucks online shopping at Adobe Digital inside, he said. Toys, for example, are pretty good discounts all week, but especially on Sunday before cyber Monday. Black Friday. We tend to see really strong discounts for televisions and appliances, and then items like tools and home improvement. I would say you can come to wait until after Christmas. In terms of what people are shopping for. We're kind of back into like classics land. You know, we're getting Lego sets, Barbie scooters, TV's and laptop's This year. It's all about things that give us comfort. Lots of lines here. Victoria's Secret for you know, leggings and pajamas. Even an appliance is one of the top sellers this year, according to Adobe is air friars from that comfort food category on did in terms of pop culture reference. Apparently, sales of chess related things are up 300% this month, thanks to the Netflix Show Queen's gambit. Big picture retailers really needed a good holiday season after the year that they've been through, But I'm still surprised to hear that that many people are out shopping. Given the pandemic. I am a swell and I don't know that this is near the levels that the small would normally see. In a normal year. It is still sort of a make it or break it season in a make it or break it here, If you will, um small stores are really struggling. The most data suggests that they're not the winners of this holiday shopping spree. Partly because you know, shoppers want fast shipping and free shipping, And all of that is really expensive. And even if this small even though the small is pretty busy today, it's still bears pretty clear scars of Kind of the difficult year that especially department stores they're having. I'm standing not very far from a large JC Penney that is very blighted, been very empty with a faded sign. That's kind of a shadow across the wall. That's NPR's Alina. Sell You reporting from Hyattsville, Maryland on this black Friday. Thank you, Alina. Thank you. You're listening to all things considered from NPR.

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"vivek pandya" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

03:58 min | 1 year ago

"vivek pandya" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"NPR's retail correspondent Alina Celluci is at the mall at Prince George's Talking to shoppers looking for some of those deals in person in Hyattsville, Maryland, just outside of D, C. Hi, Alina. Hello? Hello. How busy? Is it there? It's Bernie, bustling lots of people strolling around. Just kind of checking out whatever's on sale, getting close betting, even jewelry. I saw a line at Gamestop for electronic Stephen Santa is here to pose with pets from behind a plexiglass shield. A lot of people as you might imagine, are here to get going on their holiday shopping. I talked to you and to a Ned Mingo, who was running into a Macy's really quickly to grab a gift for her son. I'm a touchy feely person I need to touch and feel and look at it. So I'm just crossing my fingers. Hope they have it in here and then I'm done. She was a little anxious that she had her max and mask and shears, hoping that kind of running in and out was gonna keep her safe. You know, when I think of black Friday, I think of people lining up before dawn for deals that they can only get one day of the year. Is that the same as what's happening this year? Black Friday is such a loose proposition and year to year gets looser and looser. This year, Sales started as far back as I took over and they're going to run through December. The stores. They're trying to spread out a potential crush of both shipments and dangerous crowds. And I talk to people here who were only here to pick up online orders, you know, So this question of when is the best to buy stuff actually posed it to Vivek Pandya, who trucks online shopping at Adobe Digital inside, he said. Toys, for example, are pretty good discounts all week, but especially on Sunday before cyber Monday. Black Friday. We tend to see really strong discounts for televisions and appliances, and then items like tools and home improvement. I would say you can wait until after Christmas. In terms of what people are shopping for. We're kind of back into like classics land. You know, we're getting Lego sets, Barbie scooters, TV's and laptop's This year. It's all about things that give us comfort. Lots of lines here. Victoria's Secret for you know, leggings and pajamas. Even an appliance is one of the top sellers this year, according to Adobe is air friars from that comfort food category on did in terms of pop culture reference. Apparently, sales of chess related things are up 300% this month, thanks to the Netflix Show Queen's gambit. Big picture retailers really needed a good holiday season after the year that they've been through, But I'm still surprised to hear that that many people are out shopping. Given the pandemic. I am a swell and I don't know that this is near the levels that the small would normally see. In a normal year. It is still sort of a make it or break it season in a make it or break it here. If you will, a small stores are really struggling. The most data suggests that they're not the winners of this holiday shopping spree. Partly because you know, shoppers want fast shipping and free shipping, And all of that is really expensive. And even if this small even though the small is pretty busy today, it's still bears pretty clear scars of Kind of the difficult year that especially department stores they're having. I'm standing not very far from a large JC Penney that is very blighted on very empty with a faded sign. That's kind of a shadow across the wall. That's NPR's Alina. Sell You reporting from Hyattsville, Maryland on this black Friday. Thank you, Alina. Thank you. You're listening to all things.

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"vivek pandya" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

04:04 min | 1 year ago

"vivek pandya" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Check out this week's deals, whether in person or online, NPR's retail correspondent, Alina Celluci is at the mall at Prince George's Talking to shoppers looking for some of those deals in person in Hyattsville, Maryland, just outside of D C. Hi, Lina. Hello. Hello. How busy is it there? It's pretty bustling lots of people strolling around. Just kind of checking out whatever's on sale, getting close betting, even jewelry. I saw a line at Gamestop for electronic Stephen Santa is here to pose with pets from behind a plexiglass shield. A lot of people as you might imagine, are here to get going on their holiday shopping I talked to and to a Ned Mingo, who was running into a Macy's really quickly to grab a gift for her son. I'm a touchy feely person. I need to touch and feel and look at it. So I'm just crossing my fingers Hope they have it in here and then I'm done. She was a little anxious that you had her Max and mask and she's hoping that kind of running in and out was gonna keep her safe. You know, When I think of black Friday, I think of people lining up before dawn for deals that they can only get one day of the year. Is that the same as what's happening this year? Black Friday is such a loose proposition and year to year gets looser and looser. This year, Sales started as far back as I took over and they're going to run through December. The stores. They're trying to spread out a potential crush of both shipments and dangerous crowds. And I talked to people here who are only here to pick up online orders, you know, So this question of when is the best to buy stuff actually posed it to Vivek Pandya, who trucks online shopping at Adobe Digital inside, he said. Toys, for example, are pretty good discounts all week, but especially on Sunday before cyber Monday. Black Friday. We tend to see really strong discounts for televisions and appliances, and then items like tools and home improvement. I would say you can come to wait until after Christmas. And in terms of what people are shopping for. We're kind of back into like classics Land. You know, we're getting Lego sets Barbie scooters, Davies and Laptop's this year. It's all about things that give us comfort. Lots of lines here. Victoria's Secret for you know, leggings and pajamas. Even an appliance is one of the top sellers this year, according to Adobe is air friars from that comfort food category on been terms of pop culture reference. Apparently, sales of chess related things are up 300% this month, thanks to the Netflix Show Queen's gambit. Big picture retailers really needed a good holiday season after the year that they've been through, But I'm still surprised to hear that that many people are out shopping. Given the pandemic. I am a swell and I don't know that this is near the levels that the small would normally see. In a normal year. It is still sort of a make it or break it season in a make it or break it here. If you will, a small stores are really struggling. The most data suggests that they're not the winners of this holiday shopping spree. Really because you know, shoppers want fast chipping and free shipping, and all of that is really expensive. And even at this small, even though the small is pretty busy today, it's still bears pretty clear scars of kind of the difficult year that especially department stores, they're having him standing not very far from a large JC Penney. That is very blighted on very empty with a faded sign. That's kind of a shadow across the wall. MPR's Alina sell You reporting from Hyattsville, Maryland on this black Friday. Thank you, Alina. Thank you. You're listening to all things considered from NPR news..

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"vivek pandya" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

04:00 min | 1 year ago

"vivek pandya" Discussed on KCRW

"NPR's retail correspondent Alina Celluci is at the mall at Prince George's Talking to shoppers looking for some of those deals in person in Hyattsville, Maryland, just outside of D, C. Hi, Lina. Hello. Hello. How busy is it there? It's Bernie, bustling lots of people strolling around. Just kind of checking out whatever's on sale, getting close betting, even jewelry. I saw a line at Gamestop for electronic Stephen Santa is here to pose with pets from behind a plexiglass shield. A lot of people as you might imagine, are here to get going on their holiday shopping I talked to and to a Ned Mingo, who was running into a Macy's really quickly to grab a gift for her son. I'm a touchy feely person. I need to touch and feel and look at it so I'm just crossing my fingers. Hope they have it in here and then I'm done. She was a little anxious that you had her Max and mask and she's hoping that kind of running in and out was gonna keep her safe. You know, when I think of black Friday, I think of people lining up before dawn for deals that they can only get one day of the year. Is that the same as what's happening this year? Black Friday is such a loose proposition and year to year gets looser and looser. This year, Sales started as far back as I took over and they're going to run through December. So stores. They're trying to spread out a potential crush of both shipments and dangerous crowds. And I talk to people here who are only here to pick up online orders, you know, So this question of when is the best to buy stuff actually posed it to Vivek Pandya, who trucks online shopping at Adobe Digital inside, he said. Toys, for example, are pretty good discounts all week, but especially on Sunday before cyber Monday. Black Friday. We tend to see really strong discounts for televisions and appliances, and then items like tools and home improvement. I would say you can kind of wait until after Christmas. In terms of what people are shopping for. We're kind of back into like classics land. You know, we're getting Lego sets, Barbie scooters, TV's and laptop's This year. It's all about things that give us comfort. Lots of lines here. Victoria's Secret for you know, leggings and pajamas, even in a blinds is one of the top sellers this year, according to Adobe is air friars from that comfort food category on did in terms of pop culture reference. Apparently, sales of chess related things are up 300% this month, thanks to the Netflix Show Queen's gambit. Big picture retailers really needed a good holiday season after the year that they've been through, But I'm still surprised to hear that that many people are out shopping. Given the pandemic. I am a swell and I don't know that this is near the levels that the small would normally see. In a normal year. It is still sort of a make it or break it season in a make it or break it here, If you will, um small stores are really struggling. The most data suggests that they're not the winners of this holiday shopping spree. Really because you know, shoppers want fast shipping and free shipping, And all of that is really expensive. And even if this small even though the small is pretty busy today, it's still bears pretty clear scars of Kind of the difficult year that especially department stores they're having. I'm standing not very far from a large JC Penney that is very blighted on very empty with a faded sign. That's kind of a shadow across the wall. That's NPR's Alina. Sell You reporting from Hyattsville, Maryland on this black Friday. Thank you, Alina. Thank you. You're listening to all things considered from NPR.

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"vivek pandya" Discussed on NPR's Business Story of the Day

NPR's Business Story of the Day

03:37 min | 1 year ago

"vivek pandya" Discussed on NPR's Business Story of the Day

"Many businesses did not make it to this black friday. Maybe you've seen them shuttered in your neighborhood but those that have endured until now may be in position for a big holiday shopping season though. It definitely not safe to push your way into a crowded store just about anything can be delivered to your door if it's a gift. Hopefully that is done discreetly. Npr retail correspondent alina. Seljuk is covering the story for us. Good morning good morning. What do retailers expect big picture across the board. I'll surveys are suggesting. The majority of americans plan to shop in store or online this week or next and forecasts suggest. Were actually in for a record setting holiday shopping season just address. I always get this question about black. Friday is a dead and every year. I come here and if you like declared dead and then get a bunch of annoyed messages from people who love not just want to say. It's just no longer at that obsession with this one single day of the year. You may have heard these ads weeks ago this year walmart. Turn black friday into deals for days. Starting saturday november seven this year targeted black friday deals all november. Actually sales began as far back as tober in some cases so a lot of people have already started their holiday shopping. And don't intend to stop okay so we should really think of it as black friday's or black friday sales holiday. This is mainly happening online. For safety reasons. I assume by far the vast majority do say they plan to shop online on their phone screens. Because the big thing that happened this year we got a lot of people becoming online converts for the first i and especially thinking things like grocery health and beauty products stuff that we used to have to see i will. Here's vivek pandya tracks online shopping at dobie digital insights about thirty one percent of consumers reporting that they rarely shopped online or had never shopped online before and covert pandemic was essentially a forcing function. And when you think about physical stores every year the international council of shopping centers does a shopper survey and this year even this group is reporting a big drop in the number of people who say they plan to physically go shopping but in that survey almost two thirds of respondents said they did plan to go shop at a physical store. It's a lot of people and stores are adjusting. You know they're requiring masks. They're counting customers again to limit crowds and they're drawing attention to the cleaning measures which like unglamorous thing stores usually like distract from. We'll now you've got you know sanitizers front and center however people shop. What are they shopping for. Classic stuff close. Get guard stores. Electron ix smart. Tv's home speakers that sort of thing for years. We watched this shift toward experiences rather than things this year. We're back to things you know until we can start jumping back into massages classes or whatnot and especially talking things for the home where we're spending all this time now. More holiday decorations to check out houses books and crafts to occupy time. My favorite hot for the cova time is apparently air. Fryers are big for all that comfort food. So many families are still struggling financially. We hear about that every day. They still seem to say they want to feel special. The wants to celebrate the national retail federation predicts on average. Shoppers are going to spend almost a thousand dollars gifts food decorations and other holiday things which is only a little bit less than last year when the economy looked extremely different leading. It's always a pleasure talking with you. thanks thank you.

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Retailers Change Up Black Friday Deals To Keep Shoppers Safe

NPR's Business Story of the Day

03:37 min | 1 year ago

Retailers Change Up Black Friday Deals To Keep Shoppers Safe

"Many businesses did not make it to this black friday. Maybe you've seen them shuttered in your neighborhood but those that have endured until now may be in position for a big holiday shopping season though. It definitely not safe to push your way into a crowded store just about anything can be delivered to your door if it's a gift. Hopefully that is done discreetly. Npr retail correspondent alina. Seljuk is covering the story for us. Good morning good morning. What do retailers expect big picture across the board. I'll surveys are suggesting. The majority of americans plan to shop in store or online this week or next and forecasts suggest. Were actually in for a record setting holiday shopping season just address. I always get this question about black. Friday is a dead and every year. I come here and if you like declared dead and then get a bunch of annoyed messages from people who love not just want to say. It's just no longer at that obsession with this one single day of the year. You may have heard these ads weeks ago this year walmart. Turn black friday into deals for days. Starting saturday november seven this year targeted black friday deals all november. Actually sales began as far back as tober in some cases so a lot of people have already started their holiday shopping. And don't intend to stop okay so we should really think of it as black friday's or black friday sales holiday. This is mainly happening online. For safety reasons. I assume by far the vast majority do say they plan to shop online on their phone screens. Because the big thing that happened this year we got a lot of people becoming online converts for the first i and especially thinking things like grocery health and beauty products stuff that we used to have to see i will. Here's vivek pandya tracks online shopping at dobie digital insights about thirty one percent of consumers reporting that they rarely shopped online or had never shopped online before and covert pandemic was essentially a forcing function. And when you think about physical stores every year the international council of shopping centers does a shopper survey and this year even this group is reporting a big drop in the number of people who say they plan to physically go shopping but in that survey almost two thirds of respondents said they did plan to go shop at a physical store. It's a lot of people and stores are adjusting. You know they're requiring masks. They're counting customers again to limit crowds and they're drawing attention to the cleaning measures which like unglamorous thing stores usually like distract from. We'll now you've got you know sanitizers front and center however people shop. What are they shopping for. Classic stuff close. Get guard stores. Electron ix smart. Tv's home speakers that sort of thing for years. We watched this shift toward experiences rather than things this year. We're back to things you know until we can start jumping back into massages classes or whatnot and especially talking things for the home where we're spending all this time now. More holiday decorations to check out houses books and crafts to occupy time. My favorite hot for the cova time is apparently air. Fryers are big for all that comfort food. So many families are still struggling financially. We hear about that every day. They still seem to say they want to feel special. The wants to celebrate the national retail federation predicts on average. Shoppers are going to spend almost a thousand dollars gifts food decorations and other holiday things which is only a little bit less than last year when the economy looked extremely different leading. It's always a pleasure talking with you. thanks thank you.

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