Online furniture segment sees sudden spurt in growth post COVID-19



a living room filled with furniture and a large window: Online furniture segment sees sudden spurt in growth post COVID-19


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Online furniture segment sees sudden spurt in growth post COVID-19

Constituting merely 3 per cent of the organised furniture market in India, the online furniture industry has emerged as one of the fastest-growing e-commerce segments in the country. While the segment has been growing at 35-40 per cent for the past five years, the pandemic COVID-19 has resulted in a sudden upsurge.

“Two megatrends driving the demand for online furniture were

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Local businesses helping each other stay afloat

COHOES, N.Y. (NEWS10) — This is a time where, unfortunately, we’ve seen far too many businesses shutting down and redevelopment grants become slim. For Cohoes, investors say they had great momentum for the city before the pandemic, saying they’re not going to let it stop them.

“The pandemic hit, and then it came to a complete halt, and we thought, ‘What can we do at this point?’” said Daniel Oh, Managing Partner for Capital Companies

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Robinhood says a ‘limited number’ of accounts were recently hacked

Hackers compromised users’ personal email accounts outside of the trading app, and used those emails to gain access to customers’ Robinhood accounts, a Robinhood spokesperson said in a statement.

While Robinhood did not specify the number of accounts affected, Bloomberg reported that nearly 2,000 customers had their accounts compromised, citing a person with knowledge of an internal review. Bloomberg first reported the compromised accounts last week. Robinhood, the trading and investment app popular with millennials,
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N.J. allows family visits in nursing homes, but some say they’re still banned from seeing loved ones

Frustrated that many nursing home operators appear to be ignoring a state memo in August permitting limited indoor visits, dozens of family members pleaded with the state Long-Term Care Ombudsman Wednesday night to help them end their loved ones’ isolation that began when the pandemic struck seven months ago.

Ombudsman Laurie Brewer, the state-appointed advocate for people in long-term care facilities, said she anticipates the state Department of Health will make an announcement soon that

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The best Instant Pots for 2020

The name Instant Pot has become synonymous with fast and easy recipes. You can make everything from shredded chicken to dessert with minimal time and effort. Our pick for the best Instant Pot is the tried-and-true . The Duo 80 is large enough to fit a whole chicken or roast, yet versatile enough to cook everything from cheesecake to chili. If the Duo 80 isn’t for you, we’ve also chosen our picks for the best

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Google develops AR cars for Volvo and Porsche to market in search

Automakers are looking for new ways to sell cars while consumers change their shopping patterns to adjust to social-distancing norms in the COVID-19 era. Car sales took a hit, especially in the early months of the pandemic, but this month there have been signs they are starting to pick up. Car sales rose 4.8% year over year in September, the first such increase since February, according to the Associated Press. Sales were down in total

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Rebecca Naomi Jones, Lauren Patten, Seth Rudetsky and More to Take Part in Only Make Believe Virtual Gala

The 21st Annual Virtual Gala will be held on Monday, October 26th, 2020 at 7pm and celebrate the music Rodgers & Hammerstein.

Rebecca Naomi Jones, Lauren Patten, Seth Rudetsky and More to Take Part in Only Make Believe Virtual Gala

Only Make Believe has announced that their 21st Annual Virtual Gala will be held on Monday, October 26th, 2020 at 7pm. The event, presented in part by The Walt Disney Company and produced by Broadway Unlocked, will be a virtual evening celebrating the music Rodgers & Hammerstein and the incredible transformation the organization

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H&M And The Ellen Macarthur Foundation Rethink Denim Design And Production In A Move Towards Circularity | State

NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A pair of jeans is likely the most common garment that we can find in any wardrobe around the world. In order to transform the way jeans are made today, last year the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Make Fashion Circular initiative defined how denim design and production could fit into circular economy principles, through durability, recyclability and responsible use of resources. As a result of the participation in

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Disney’s New Global Service, Second Wave COVID-19 Headaches & Inventive Marketing

Mipcom is the biggest international TV get-together of the year, but the 2020 event was a different beast due to COVID-19. While there were hopes the Cannes affair could take place in person this October, organizer Reed Midem revealed in September that the market would go virtual — and judging by the fast-rising COVID-19 count in France and toughening restrictions, that was probably a wise idea. Here are takeaways from an extraordinary year.

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Kate Hudson’s Lookalike Son Does a Hilarious Impersonation of Her

Kate Hudson has made a career of portraying other people on screen, and it seems that the actress’ teenage son may be following in her footsteps. Hudson’s eldest child, 16-year-old Ryder Robinson, whom she shares with ex-husband and Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson, took it upon himself to not only make a cameo in his mom’s recent Instagram video, but steal the spotlight with a dead-on impression of her.

In the video, Ryder

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TECH TALK WITH MIKE: Add new life to online events with Hopin | News

When you think of an online event, the first thing that probably comes to mind is the lack of social interaction and limited connection. Perhaps all you see in your mind is PowerPoint slides or a monotone talking head. While this can be true to some extent, the convenience, flexibility, and reduced costs of virtual events can make them easier to embrace, and now with pandemic travel restrictions and challenges, they have become more standard,

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Firing up a sale, and her pottery, one piece at a time | Local Business

Heidi Morel has berries on her mind.

This summer, as COVID-19 crawled across Alaska and the state slowed down, the Fairbanks potter and ceramics artist spent a lot of time in the woods around her Goldstream Valley home picking berries. Those berries translated into her work: handmade bowls, cups, mugs, plates and other pieces reflecting an Interior Alaska harvest.

Now she has to get them on the market. To do that, the artist and potter

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So Long, Sears. What Comes Next For These Empty Architectural Behemoths?: LAist

An exterior view of Sears Roebuck and Co. in Glendale, as seen from across the street. Circa 1938. (Security Pacific National Bank Collection/Los Angeles Public Library Collection)

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For Gary Gibson, a trip to the Glendale Sears in the 1960s was an exciting proposition. Much more than

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5 Reasons Digital Picture Frames are Finally Worth Buying

WHEN MARGE Patrizia gifted her mom a digital photo frame back in 2006, she had no desire to grab a second one for herself. While the clunky device worked fine as a memory aid, uploading photos for her mom required Ms. Patrizia to transfer the photo files from her camera to her computer to an SD memory card that she could plug into the side of the pixelated device. After going through this laborious process

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‘I Had To Do It’: The Student Leader Defying Thailand’s Royal Taboo


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Thai activist Rung jabbed at the establishment when she demanded reform of the all-powerful monarchy last month — a stand that saw her bundled into a car and arrested on Thursday.

The university student, whose real name is Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul, has become one of the best-known faces of Thailand’s swelling pro-democracy movement, now targeted by a forceful government crackdown.

She was the first to read out 10 demands to reform the

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The Latest: More Swiss Guards Test Positive at Vatican | World News

VATICAN CITY — Seven more Swiss Guards have tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing to 11 confirmed cases within the small army that protects Pope Francis.

The Swiss Guards say there’s more testing within the 135-member corps, with a reshuffling of schedules to “avoid all risks of contagion.”

The Swiss Guards, the world’s oldest standing army, provide ceremonial duty during papal Masses and stand at the Vatican gates. The Vatican confirmed Monday four guards had

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Barnes & Noble cyberattack exposed customers’ personal information

On Monday, Barnes & Noble sent customers an email to notify them about the cyberattack. The company made clear that customers’ financial information had not been exposed. Their transaction history, however, was potentially exposed. The company said “transaction history, meaning purchase information related to the books and other products that you have bought from us” were retained in the systems that were impacted by the cybersecurity attack.

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Customer’s email addresses, were also potentially leaked in

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‘OITNB’ star Danielle Brooks talks ‘Social Distance’ on Netflix

Danielle Brooks wanted to find a way to stay creative during quarantine. So she’s starring in a TV show about it.

Set in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, “Social Distance” is an eight-part anthology series — focusing on one person or family each episode — about navigating the uncertainty and unexpected circumstances of this singular moment in history. In the third installment, the former “Orange Is the New Black” star plays Imani, a

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8 Ways to Get Your Online Store Making Money Fast


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It seems everywhere we look, we see another brick-and-mortar brand closing down for good. Since the early 2000s, the rise of the internet and ecommerce platforms like Amazon and Shopify have fundamentally altered the way we shop for goods, and this trend has accelerated since the shutdowns earlier in 2020. With more brands moving online, it’s not enough to have an

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In Trying Times, 20 Wines Under $20 That Revive and Restore

Bodegas Hermanos Peciña Rioja Blanco Señorío de P. Peciña 2018 $19

I remember the first time I tried a traditionally made white Rioja, from the producer R. López de Heredia. It was thrilling. I had never had a wine like it before, made with the viura grape and aged in barrels of American oak. Demand for López de Heredia has gone up, as have prices. Nonetheless, few Rioja producers make old-school whites. Hermanos Peciña is

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