Retailers hope Amazon’s Prime Day on Tuesday kicks off early holiday shopping season

An Amazon Prime package.

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A late Amazon Prime Day means an early start to the holiday shopping season this week. 

The annual shopping event has become a holiday in its own right, with July 15 — one of last year’s Prime Days — trailing behind only Cyber Monday and Black Friday for online shopping last year, according to retail research firm NPD Group. It will span two days this year, starting at 3 a.m. ET Tuesday and lasting through Wednesday. 

Retailers are gearing up for an early start to holiday shopping by picking products to promote, using tech tools to manage their supply chain and getting employees ready. By dangling good deals, they hope to excite early holiday shoppers and stretch out an all-important season for their bottom line.

Analysts predict the e-commerce event will be the biggest in Amazon’s history this year, as

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Titans vs. Bills odds, line, spread: Week 5 picks, Tuesday NFL predictions from model on 103-69 roll

The Buffalo Bills haven’t finished atop the AFC East since 1995, when they captured the division title for the sixth time in eight years. With the Tom Brady era in New England now over, their path to get back to the top of the mountain is a bit easier. The Bills hope to take the next step on Tuesday when they visit the Tennessee Titans for a contest that was pushed back due to positive COVID-19 tests for members of the home team. Kickoff from Nissan Stadium in Nashville is set for 7 p.m. ET on CBS.

Tennessee (3-0) occupies first place in the AFC South but hasn’t taken the field since its 31-30 victory at Minnesota on Sept. 27 after its Week 4 contest against Pittsburgh was moved to Week 7 due to the Titans coronavirus outbreak. Buffalo is a 3.5-point favorite in the latest Titans vs. Bills odds

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Insider Retail: Ruby Tuesday bankruptcy, alt-protein, shopping season

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Ruby Tuesday times square

Ruby Tuesday has filed for bankruptcy.

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Ruby Tuesday filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday. The casual dining chain had already been on a downward spiral during the pandemic, closing dozens of restaurants in 2020.

The chain now joins a rapidly growing list of casual dining places to file for bankruptcy amid

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Free food and clothing distribution will be held at Newark’s West Side Park on Tuesday

On Tuesday, Sept. 29, the United Community Corp., Unstoppable Girls Foundation and Walmart will team up to serve the city of Newark and host a free food and clothing distribution event. The event will be held at West Side Park, 600 S17th St., Newark, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Free food packages will be available for pickup courtesy of United Community Corp., while fall clothing for men, women and children will be provided by Unstoppable Girls Foundation and Walmart The Unstoppables Clothing Distribution.

“The United Community Corporation and Unstoppable Girls collaboration event will meet the community’s needs for not only food and clothing but resources for youth programming, energy bill assistance and our emergency shelter,” said United Community Corp. grant compliance manager Alena Minatee. “The collaboration that Unstoppable Girls has developed with Walmart has been able to meet a variety of needs. One of those is clothing assisting families

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