Global online spending rose 28% in June compared to the year-ago period, making it the largest year-over-year increase in sales since COVID-19 restrictions were put in place in March, according to an analysis by ACI Worldwide of hundreds of millions of e-commerce transactions from global merchants. In the U.S., online spending rose 25% in June, which was steady with May’s increase. The report also showed a continued increase (117%) in athletic, footwear and sporting goods sales. Outdoor equipment was among the most popular purchase categories with an increase of 10% in June. In the U.S., consumer purchases were driven largely by apparel, as well as a continued demand for online games.
The DIY food publishing sector has witnessed two big developments, reflecting conflicting trends.
In one, Saveur has killed its print edition and will now focus on email newsletters and other digital content.
Saveur’s editors announced last week that “we’ll no longer be producing Saveur as a quarterly print publication. While we understand this might be disappointing, Saveur has been in print for 27 years, and it feels like the right time to shift our focus to better meet our readers where they are.”
Hearst’s Delish is going in the opposite direction: It is producing quarterly print editions, each tapping into a consumer food obsession. The first, Breakfast + Brunch will appear on March 2. They will be offered on newsstands and mailed to Delish’s Unlimited membership subscribers.
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