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  • [New] Face masks are once again compulsory in shops and on public transport in England, and UK arrivals will need to take PCR tests within two days of landing, isolating until they get their result. The Spectator
  • [New] Face coverings will be made compulsory in shops and on public transport in England unless an individual has a medical exemption. GOV.UK
  • [New] Face coverings will become compulsory in shops and on public transport in England, and pupils in Year 7 and above, plus school staff and visitors, are being advised to wear face coverings in communal areas. BBC News
  • [New] Face coverings will become compulsory in shops and on public transport in the UK from next week. The Guardian
  • [New] Despite concerns around supply chain issues, Cyber Monday is expected to be the biggest online shopping day of the year, with $10.2 billion to $11.3 billion estimated in online spending. ABC News
  • [New] Holiday shopping started especially early in 2021 as stores and brands warned people to get ahead of any inventory issues caused by supply chain delays. Axios
  • [New] Eighty-six percent of consumers are expected to shop in the period beginning Thanksgiving Day and ending on Cyber Monday with overall consumer spend to reach $108.5 billion. NACS Daily
  • [New] While we have seen a decrease in in-person shopping over the past decade, physical stores will likely see an unexpected boost in sales, especially as we get closer to Christmas Day. Grit Daily News
  • [New] Half of U.S. consumers said they plan to make more trips to stores to shop for presents in 2021. NBC4 Washington
  • [New] The flurry of sales during the holiday shopping period could translate to a bump in Amazon's overall share of the e-commerce market. NBC4 Washington
  • [New] As lockdowns around the world lift, online shopping will grow at a slower pace, but still account for 17% of global retail sales. 9News
  • [New] The data: Twenty percent of US consumers plan to shop more during the 2021 holiday season than they did last year. Insider
  • [New] The recent VRP hackathon demonstrated new and innovative ways Open Banking payments could be used to make it easier to pay tax, make gaming payments, access cash and shop online. FStech
  • [New] Folks in the UK with Visa credit cards will have to either use their debit card or use a different credit card for shopping with Amazon. Crowdfund Insider
  • [New] Despite the global supply chain disruptions, in the U.S. the Holiday shopping sales are still on the rise. Digital Journal
  • [New] Supply chain issues and shipping delays across the globe almost guarantee that the most popular products like air fryers will sell out and be unavailable at some point during the shopping season. Mashable
  • [New] In 2021, online holiday shopping is expected to reach a record $910 billion in sales. Check Point Software
  • [New] As Aussies are emerging from the Coronavirus lockdown and prepare for the Christmas shopping season, Citi Australia said it will offer up to AUD100 cashback when customers spend AUD500 or more on retail shopping using their credit cards. Research
  • [New] Retailers have already begun pushing consumers to shop earlier in 2021, and the full extent of supply chain challenges has become so well-known that consumers are even anticipating stockouts. Retail Dive

Last updated: 05 December 2021