"In the five weeks between March 15 and April 18, 2020, U.S. dollar sales of electric pasta makers grew more than five times what they were a year ago, and breadmakers more than quadrupled sales," according to The NPD Group.
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"Millions of Americans are working from home due to the coronavirus, many of them struggling to focus at makeshift desks in a spare bedroom or the kitchen table, with kids or roommates doing the same," says Consumer Reports.
"Younger Americans are eager to eat and drink out in public again," says CNBC. "Eating out was the only activity a majority of young Americans surveyed were willing to resume immediately."
Stores have already begun reopening and that has gotten Americans excited. "The International Council of Shopping Centers polled 1,004 Americans about their expectations of the pandemic’s demise and found them eager to be back at their usual haunts before summer," says Chain Store Age.
Whether or not the social distancing mandate has been lifted by July 4, many Americans will still be celebrating Independence Day. Last year, according to National Retail Federation research, 86% of Americans celebrated the 4th of July.
"A new survey of 1,500 Americans examined which investments they view as the safest to have in an IRA or 401(k) right now. The survey was commissioned by Gold IRA Guide, an online resource for precious metals investing information."
"The beauty of vinyl siding is more than skin-deep," says Consumer Reports. "It can boost a home’s curb appeal, last 50 years or more with little maintenance, and protect a house from costly damage caused by moisture and insects." Spring and summer are prime times for both these types of damages.
The COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in financial worry for many Americans, including those with a mortgage. Luckily, says Consumer Reports, the passing of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act can provide many mortgage-paying Americans some relief, if they know how to take advantage of it.
// Making the Case for Better Sales Discovery
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