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U.S. shoppers grab last-minute holiday gifts, pick up online orders in-store By Reuters

U.S. shoppers grab last-minute holiday gifts, pick up online orders in-store By Reuters
U.S. shoppers grab last-minute holiday gifts, pick up online orders in-store

Shoppers wait in line outside a Bath and Body Works retail store, as the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Brooklyn, New York NEW YORK (Reuters) -Many U.Curbside business contributed greatly to the traffic at big retail chains including Walmart (NYSE: WMT ) and Target (NYSE: TGT ) on Saturday, according to retail analysts in Miami, New York City and Chicago.But news reports about high-priority vaccine shipments have many Americans fretting that gift deliveries could be delayed this week.Vaccine shipments are a priority now, and this week, delivery drivers in the Northeast have had to contend with a major snowstorm.

"Online orders aren't going to get delivered on time and nobody wants to risk showing up empty handed.Penney are dangling perks such as free gift wrapping and extra discounts for those who "click and collect" online orders.

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