Tag: Shopping and Retail

Flour and Toilet Paper Are Back at N.Y. Supermarkets, but There’s a Catch

Shoppers no longer stare at aisles devoid of toilet paper. Pasta, in many shapes and sizes, is back in abundance. And eager home bakers can restart their mixers and ovens now that flour and yeast have finally reappeared. “I was thrilled to see King Arthur whole wheat in good supply at Fairway,” David Toberisky, 68, […]

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As Europe’s Economies Reopen, Consumers Go on a Spending Spree

PARIS — Clémentine Sebert buzzed through an Ikea furniture store during her lunch break, filling her cart with decorative cushions, a new nightstand, lamps and a small rug. After being cooped up for two months during France’s coronavirus quarantine, she was back to work at the firm where she is a legal counselor — and […]

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It’s 2022. What Does Life Look Like?

It’s 2022, and the coronavirus has at long last been defeated. After a miserable year-and-a-half, alternating between lockdowns and new outbreaks, life can finally begin returning to normal. But it will not be the old normal. It will be a new world, with a reshaped economy, much as war and depression reordered life for previous […]

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