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Huge year looms for e-commerce returns

E-commerce returns this year could total $66.7 billion, a 45.6 percent increase compared with the average amount compiled during the last five years, according to data released last week. That would mean more stress for retailers, many of whom are having enough problems dealing with supply chain, CBRE said in …

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Inland economy outpaces state, nation in COVID-19 recovery

The Inland Empire labor market has replaced 185,600 jobs since April 2020, the month when the local employment market reached its lowest ebb following the onset of COVID-19, according to a study released this week. Though still below its pre-pandemic peak by 37,600 jobs, that is a recovery rate of …

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Slight drop in “Super Saturday” shopping expected

More than 148 million people plan to shop the Saturday before Christmas, either in-store or online, according to the National Retail Federation. That would be a drop of about two million shoppers from last year’s “Super Saturday,” the Washington, D.C.-based trade association reported as the holiday shopping season approached its …

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Inland industrial market could find some bumps in the road

Industrial projects underway in Chino

Yes, the local industrial sector remains a juggernaut, but there could be some issues, starting with the supply-chain disruption, that could slow things down.   As 2022 approaches, is the Inland Empire industrial market about to experience a slowdown? The answer to that question might be yes, at least on one …

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Southern California economy faces “uneven” recovery

Inflation Chart

Despite having recovered 70 percent of the jobs it lost due to COVID-19, Southern California’s economy will experience an uneven recovery in 2022, according to a forecast. Labor shortages, the ongoing supply chain disruption, equity gaps and inflation will continue to plague the region’s economy during the next 12 months, …

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Holiday shopping season off to a solid start

Nearly 180 million people shopped during the five-day Thanksgiving weekend, according to data released last week. Starting Thanksgiving Day and ending Cyber Monday, 179.8 million U.S. shoppers made in-store and online purchases, according to the National Retail Federation in Washington, D.C. That exceeded the trade association’s prediction for the start …

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