Directions 2021: When world shifted to online shopping, Lincoln’s online super-seller was ready | Directions

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“Scores of people like Spreetail are behind the scenes, trying to put the right products and information in front of the people,” Thome said.

Again, customers consider a wide array of information, including photos, delivery speed, price and product ratings.

Spreetail manages that information for 25,000 products, manufactured by more than 1,000 companies. In Razor’s case, Spreetail places its products on the top 20 e-commerce channels, representing nearly 80% of U.S. online shopping.

And by Razor’s measurements, Spreetail has been successful, Calvin said.

“You look at their sales, and how much sales they’ve been doing for us, and I think

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Directions 2021: Tasty treats from Iowa make the move to south Lincoln gathering spot | Directions

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While she’s self-taught, Jensen is also serious about the art. She uses high-quality Valrhona chocolate from France and precise processes to create the best possible flavors and textures in her truffles.

Looking to the future

The Chocolate Season opened in Lincoln shortly before the coronavirus pandemic, so Jensen said she feels as if the store is still getting settled into the community.

“When you open up in a new community that isn’t really expecting a new business like this, that’s one thing,” she said. “And then when you get shut down, and everybody’s supposed to stay home, it’s a little

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Best Buy just laid off 5,000 workers and will close more stores

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The news comes at a time when big chains face growing competition from Amazon and other sites that sell items like TVs and laptops. Fry’s Electronics said Wednesday that it would abruptly close all of its stores overnight, ending nearly four-decades in business.
Best Buy (BBY) expects 40% of its sales to come from online purchases this year, up from 19% two years ago, and the company said it needed to alter its workforce in response to this shift.

CEO Corie Barry told analysts Thursday that starting earlier this month, Best Buy had been adjusting the mix of

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NBA All-Star Voting now open

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NBA All-Star Voting 2021 will tip off Thursday, Jan. 28 at noon ET and conclude on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 11:59 p.m. ET, giving fans the opportunity to vote for the NBA All-Star starters. Discussions surrounding a potential NBA All-Star Game are ongoing.

Throughout the voting period, fans may submit one full ballot each day via the NBA App and NBA.com, as well as vote for up to 10 unique players per day on Twitter. All current NBA players will be available for selection. Five “2-for-1 Days” will allow fans to have their votes count twice on Jan. 30, Feb.

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Local prom shops hoping to rebound as shopping season kicks off

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QUAD CITIES (KWQC) – Many prom and formal dances are back after COVID forced some high schoolers to miss out last year. It’s also a welcomed increase in business for dress shops and other businesses.

“It’s not just dress stores but also for tuxedos and limos, flowers, I mean it really has a big impact,” says Sheleigh Metzger, owner of Celebrate and Bling Bling Sisters.

Metzger says she sells thousands of gowns during a typical year. During last year’s prom season, she sold less than a hundred.

“The markets shut down and they weren’t having proms and there were a

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