Report: Majority of U.S. Consumers Will Turn to Amazon First for Gift Shopping This Holiday Season

NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A majority (52%) of U.S. shoppers plan to start their online shopping via Amazon™ this holiday season, according to newly released findings from Episerver, the customer-centric digital experience company.

For its latest report, “An Interview with The Couch Shopper: The Episerver Holiday Ecommerce Report 2020,” Episerver surveyed 4,050 online shoppers across the world and performed 1.6 billion website sessions to uncover the behaviors and trends shaping the future of e-commerce. The survey revealed that 42% of U.S. shoppers plan to buy most of their holiday gifts on Amazon this year, and 11% say they plan to buy all of their holiday gifts on Amazon.

Amazon is not only the world’s largest retailer, it is now most consumers’ first stop along their holiday shopping journey and remains a go-to for year-round shopping needs. Episerver’s study found that in general, 48% of online

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China Bringing Xinjiang-Style Forced Labor Camps to Tibet, Report Says

In what appears to replicate what’s happening in China’s Xinjiang region to Uighur Muslims, a new report from the Jamestown Foundation, corroborated by Reuters, details evidence of a vast program in a remote region of Tibet aimed at promoting Chinese national unity and patriotism, instilling “work discipline,” and eradicating what the Chinese Communist Party refers to as “backward thinking” by the Tibetan people. 

According to evidence uncovered by researcher Adrian Zenz of the Jamestown Foundation, a U.S.-based think tank, China relocated more than 500,000 “rural surplus workers” in Tibet in the first seven months of 2020 into military-style facilities and “re-education centers” to train them as factory workers for areas of the country in need of manufacturing output. 

China has defended the program as part of its ambitious poverty alleviation plan under President Xi Jinping, but documents examined by Zenz as part of his research reveal parallels to the detention

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Le’Veon Bell Trade Rumors: Jets Shopping RB Ahead of 2020 Deadline | Bleacher Report

New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell runs the ball during the second half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in East Rutherford. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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As the New York Jets turn their eyes toward the future amid an 0-4 start, Le’Veon Bell is reportedly on the trade block. 

Per Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the Jets are “shopping Bell with the hope of trading him sooner rather than later” leading up to the Nov. 3 trade deadline.

Albert Breer of The MMQB added the Jets have had contact with teams about Bell, and they could be “willing to settle for a late pick and/or back-end player in return.”

Bell’s tenure with the Jets has been fraught with tension seemingly from the time he signed with the organization in March 2019. 

After Mike Maccagnan was fired as New York’s general manager in May 2019, Mehta reported head coach Adam Gase “absolutely did not want to sign” Bell and “made it clear that he didn’t want

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Phil Collins Evicting Ex-Wife Orianne From Home After Her Alleged Secret Wedding, Report Says

KEY POINTS

  • Phil Collins’ ex-wife Orianne Cevey allegedly married 31-year-old businessman Thomas Bates in August, a report said
  • Collins and Cevey got back together in 2016 after divorcing in 2008
  • Collins plans to file an eviction lawsuit to remove her from his $33 million Florida mansion, according to reports

Phil Collins has broken up with ex-wife Orianne Cevey once again after she allegedly married another man in August, reports said.

TMZ reported, citing unnamed sources close to the musician, that Collins also plans to file an eviction lawsuit to remove her from his $33 million Florida mansion after she refused to vacate the property. They had gotten back together in 2016 after divorcing in 2008.

According to the sources, Collins and Cevey’s relationship hit a roadblock after it emerged that she secretly married 31-year-old businessman Thomas Bates in August. She reportedly told the musician at the time that she was

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NBA considering baseball-style series, MLK Day start for next season (report)

Now that the 2019-20 NBA season has, finally, officially ended, the focus is immediately turning to the 2020-21 season, which probably won’t involve any “2020” at all.



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An empty TD Garden after a Celtics game

John Hollinger, former writer-turned NBA executive with the Memphis Grizzlies-turned writer again has an interesting look at the timeframe for the offseason and upcoming season. There is, of course, the matter of getting the league’s finances in order, which will include new collectively bargained salary cap numbers announced sometime early next month

It also includes creating a schedule for next season. With a regular season bubble likely off the table, the league is going to look into games in home arenas. Whether that includes fans is still to be determined, but the NBA is determined to get the full 82 games played in an effort to recoup COVID-19 losses. They

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Chile Gift Card and Incentive Card Market Intelligence and Future Growth Dynamics Report 2020 with Covid-19 Updates – Press Release

Dublin, Oct. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Chile Gift Card and Incentive Card Market Intelligence and Future Growth Dynamics (Databook) – Market Size and Forecast (2015-2024) – Covid-19 Update Q2 2020” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

In line with broader trends observed in Latin America, gift card has witnessed strong adoption across retail and corporate segments in Chile over the last few years. In 2020, the author expects growth in retail consumer segment to be driven by changing consumer preference towards gift card and self-use segments. This will be largely influenced by new socio-economic market realities due to Covid-19 outbreak.

In value terms, the gift card market in Chile has recorded a CAGR of 17.9% during 2015-2019.The gift card industry in Chile will continue to grow over the forecast period and is expected to record a CAGR of 15.0% during 2020-2024. The gift card market in the

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Mark Meadows Hosted Maskless Wedding Party in May: Report


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White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.

At a time when many couples are being forced to postpone their weddings to abide by state guidelines banning large gatherings and out of concern for their elderly relatives being exposed to the coronavirus, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows threw a “lavish” wedding party for his daughter in Atlanta.

The wedding was held in spite of the governor of Georgia’s executive order which required people in gathering in groups of 10 to maintaining six feet of distance at all times. The Constitution also reported that the event violated a mayorally issued 9 p.m. curfew.


Meadows’ Wedding Party Angered Atlanta’s Mayor & Some of the Event’s Workers

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Iga Swiatek vs. Sofia Kenin: Recap, Results from French Open 2020 Women’s Final | Bleacher Report

Poland's Iga Swiatek lifts the trophy after winning the final match of the French Open tennis tournament against Sofia Kenin of the U.S. in two sets 6-4, 6-1, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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Iga Swiatek entered the French Open unseeded with no WTA singles titles on her resume after turning pro last year. 

Two weeks later, the 19-year-old Swiatek made history on Saturday with her 6-4, 6-1 win over Sofia Kenin in the women’s final. 

Swiatek never lost more than five games in any of her seven victories

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French Open 2020 Women’s Final: Early Predictions for Iga Swiatek in 2021 | Bleacher Report

Poland's Iga Swiatek celebrates winning the final match of the French Open tennis tournament against Sofia Kenin of the U.S. in two sets, 6-4, 6-1, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

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Iga Swiatek shocked the tennis world Saturday, as the 19-year-old native of Poland beat American Sofia Kenin in straight sets to win the 2020 French Open.

The win marked Swiatek’s first career Grand Slam title and also made her the first Polish player, regardless of gender, to win a Grand Slam singles title.

Few could have seen Swiatek’s victory coming, as she had never before won a WTA singles title and had never advanced past the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament before her performance at Roland Garros.

As seen in the following video, Swiatek left no doubt regarding her win, as she made easy work of Kenin, who won her first career Grand Slam title at the Australian Open earlier this year:

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French Open 2020 Results: Women’s Final Score and Men’s Final Predictions | Bleacher Report

Poland's Iga Swiatek celebrates winning the final match of the French Open tennis tournament against Sofia Kenin of the U.S. in two sets, 6-4, 6-1, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

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Iga Swiatek became the first player from Poland to win a Grand Slam title Saturday at the French Open.

The unseeded 19-year-old completed her dominant run at Roland Garros by sweeping Sofia Kenin in straight sets, 6-4, 6-1. 

Swiatek reeled off six straight game victories in the second set to beat her third seeded opponent during her perfect two-week run at Roland Garros. Her first triumph was over 2019 finalist Marketa Vondrousova, and she eliminated 2018 champion Simona Halep in the fourth round. 

The only area in which Swiatek struggled Saturday was on first-serve. She put just over half of her first serves in play, but she was able to convert

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