Workers sort packages at a mail processing center on Singles' Day 2019 in Yangzhou City, China. Photo: EPA-EFE

What US and Chinese shoppers bought on Black Friday and Singles’ Day – pet food, air fryers and face massagers

  • Singles’ Day in China and the weekend from Black Friday to Cyber Monday in the US are watched closely as barometers of consumption in their respective markets
  • Chinese consumers splurged on their pets and hi-tech skincare tools, while US consumers spent heavily on gifts, particularly toys and electronics
Topic |   Ecommerce

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Workers sort packages at a mail processing center on Singles' Day 2019 in Yangzhou City, China. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Black Friday hit a record US$7.4 billion in US online sales as many shoppers spent the day clicking instead of lining up to buy. Photo: TNS

US Black Friday shoppers spend record US$7.4 billion online – and Cyber Monday could be bigger

  • Top selling items included ‘LOL Surprise’ dolls, Apple AirPods and Samsung TVs
  • Adobe Analytics estimates Cyber Monday will see a record US$9.4 billion in sales
Topic |   Retailing

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Black Friday hit a record US$7.4 billion in US online sales as many shoppers spent the day clicking instead of lining up to buy. Photo: TNS
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