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In the Radio Sales Today Archive, you'll find timely marketing news, money making promotions, sales tips, and super-hot news about consumer behavior from past issues of RAB's daily email newsletter. On this page, you'll see the most recent articles.

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10/01/2020 U.S. shoppers shift shopping strategies to brace for recessionary effects 

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09/30/2020 Consumer buying habits for meat shift during pandemic, as sales increase 34% 

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09/30/2020 Who's who in vitamins and nutritional products 

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09/30/2020 Nearly half of consumers will try new brands if the ad is relevant 

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09/30/2020 Chewy tops list of 100 Fastest-Growing Retailers 

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09/30/2020 Survey: Consumers will shop early, online this holiday season 

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09/30/2020 U.S. travel ad spending will plunge by 41.0% this year 

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09/29/2020 The number of Americans skipping mortgage payments drops to lowest level since April — But some borrowers face 

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09/29/2020 Less than a third of retailers paid 75% of rent in June, with a majority in favor of rental assistance 

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09/29/2020 U.S. adult obesity rate hits highest rate ever recorded 

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09/29/2020 Survey: 50% of retailers received some form of rent relief from landlords 

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09/29/2020 Loyalty: Gen Z, Gen X, millennial, baby boomer habits change as pandemic continues 

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09/29/2020 E-commerce ad spend to surge 18% amid overall decline, WARC says 

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09/28/2020 New home sales climb in August 

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09/28/2020 New home sales climb in August 

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09/28/2020 Why Radio Presentations Are Updated and Available for Download 

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09/28/2020 Report: Auto ad spend set to accelerate in 2021 

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09/28/2020 Forrester: More than 25% of all retail sales will take place online by 2024 

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09/28/2020 One Week Away! Are you Registered? 

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09/28/2020 Management Webinar: Conflict Resolution Strategies 

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09/25/2020 Revealed: Most and least expensive places in the U.S. for car insurance 

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09/25/2020 U.S. consumers anticipate 'muted' holidays 

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09/25/2020 COVID-19 causes change in convenience chains 

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09/25/2020 Trade groups: Over 650K jobs tied to U.S. beer industry will be lost due to COVID-19 

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09/25/2020 Restaurateurs manage cashflow during COVID-19 by unloading their cellars 

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09/25/2020 What to consider when marketing to multicultural audiences 

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09/24/2020 Half of Americans say they feel comfortable traveling this fall 

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09/24/2020 Pandemic stress causes many U.S. consumers to put dieting on the backburner 

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09/24/2020 Holiday sales to rise 1.0% to 2.6% but over a longer period than in years past 

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09/24/2020 Coronavirus and luxury retail: Shopping for used Hermes, Cartier in COVID-19 era 

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09/24/2020 As traffic increases between lunch and dinner restaurants offer smaller treats for customers 

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09/24/2020 Grocery sales dip as restaurant sales pick up 

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09/23/2020 U.S. pay TV suffers historic cord-cutting 

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09/23/2020 Increasingly health-conscious consumers eye natural, homeopathic products 

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09/23/2020 'Seismic' changes seen in consumer spending habits 

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09/23/2020 Survey: Cyber Monday to dethrone Black Friday this year 

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09/23/2020 Study finds Democratic voters more likely to buy foreign auto brands 

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09/23/2020 Among U.S. grocery shoppers, 85% say COVID-19 hitting them in pocketbook 

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09/22/2020 Holiday shopping during a pandemic: Could the coronavirus be the downfall of in-store Black Friday? 

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09/22/2020 Guitar sales soar as lockdown triggers a need for calm 

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09/22/2020 As the pandemic widens economic inequality, upper-income groups aren't unscathed 

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09/22/2020 Thanksgiving store closures create e-commerce opportunity 

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09/22/2020 Report: Domestic traveler confidence grows, international not so much 

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09/22/2020 Online grocery will leap to $250B in 5 years, report says 

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09/21/2020 RAB Webinars in October: Welcoming and Handling Objections Like A Pro 

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09/21/2020 New Editions of The Pitch Now Available on RAB.com 

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09/21/2020 Join Us at the Radio Show! 

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09/21/2020 Halloween shaping up as mixed bag for brands, consumers 

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09/21/2020 Housing starts slip in August 

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09/21/2020 Survey: Online grocery surges but 78% of shoppers prefer to visit physical store 

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09/18/2020 Insurers give back billions in auto refunds 

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09/18/2020 Grocery basket size up, store trips down 6 months into pandemic 

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09/18/2020 Some blue-chip brands see loyalty drop precipitously during pandemic, survey finds 

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09/18/2020 Lumber prices hit close to home for NAHB 

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09/18/2020 U.S. retail sales grow 0.6% in August 

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09/18/2020 Hispanics will drive homeownership post-pandemic 

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09/17/2020 How has the pandemic affected spending? 

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09/17/2020 The rise of 'dark stores' — and how they could save struggling retail 

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09/17/2020 Holiday spending will hinge on how much the rich splurge and the poor cut back, Deloitte says 

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09/17/2020 Independent pizza sales boosted by COVID-19 pandemic, report shows 

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09/17/2020 Gasoline demand plummets to lowest level since mid-June 

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09/17/2020 After 6 months of home cooking, will America race back to restaurants? 

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09/16/2020 2020 Radio Mercury Awards Finalists Announced 

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09/16/2020 National Restaurant Association report: Pandemic has forced 100,000 restaurant closures in six months 

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09/16/2020 The untapped opportunity that COVID-19 created for store associates 

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09/16/2020 Adobe: Online sales growth slows in August, with some bright spots 

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09/16/2020 New consumer research highlights the increasing importance of digital and how the holiday shopping season will evolve 

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09/16/2020 With unemployment rates falling, more than 1 in 2 voters say economy is recovering 

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09/15/2020 Pandemic sways most Americans to eat at home more often 

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09/15/2020 Beyond the case count: The wide-ranging disparities of COVID-19 in the U.S. 

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09/15/2020 COVID-19 has changed the fashion industry; Here's how retailers should prepare for holiday and beyond 

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09/15/2020 Forecast brews up uncertain Halloween for retailers 

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09/15/2020 U.S. e-commerce sales grew by nearly a third in Q2 

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09/15/2020 Report: Marketers prioritize retraining staff, reallocating marketing spend 

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09/14/2020 We Missed You! We're Back. — Live, Online and Interactive 

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09/14/2020 Just Announced — Media Mogul Byron Allen to Join Radio Show 2020 Lineup 

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09/14/2020 Ahead of Kickoff, NFL Fan Support for Moving Forward With Season Amid Pandemic Increases 

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09/14/2020 More U.S. women are using facial skincare products today, reports The NPD Group 

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09/14/2020 Live Presentations You Don't Want to Miss: Wheels Off - Insights into the Auto Industry 

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09/14/2020 Bigger customer base portends more growth for U.S. online grocery market 

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09/11/2020 Multicultural consumers changing grocery shopping 

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09/11/2020 How COVID-19 Is Changing the Holiday Shopping Season 

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09/11/2020 Airlines are luring travelers back with cheap fares and empty seats — But is it worth it? 

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09/11/2020 Consumers want brands to address systemic racism, survey says 

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09/11/2020 The rise of contactless payments and social commerce 

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09/11/2020 U.S. car sales are down, average transaction prices are up 

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09/10/2020 These restaurant chains are unveiling new designs inspired by the pandemic 

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09/10/2020 Consumers form loyalties to new brands they bought in quarantine, survey finds 

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09/10/2020 Vacation rentals bouncing back more strongly than hotels 

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09/10/2020 More than 33M Americans to bet on NFL season 

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09/10/2020 Boat Trader: 75% more women shopping for boats 

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09/10/2020 HPI poll: Economic recovery from COVID-19 pandemic levelling off nationally 

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09/09/2020 Poll: Homeowners taking on upgrades during the pandemic 

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09/09/2020 The COVID-19 wallet: Consumers are spending again, but they want discounts 

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09/09/2020 U.S. restaurant drive-thrus are proving their value during the pandemic and will be key to the industry's future 

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09/09/2020 Holiday deals will be starting earlier than ever — Here are 4 reasons why 

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09/09/2020 Only 45% of restaurants are confident they'll last a year 

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09/09/2020 Report: U.S. Q2 online sales up 31.8%; to account for 14.5% of retail sales in 2020 

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09/08/2020 Registration is Now Open for Radio Show 2020, Speakers Confirmed 

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09/08/2020 Holiday shopping could bring issues for retailers 

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09/08/2020 Podcast advertising returns to some normalcy in the U.S., brand campaigns maintain growth 

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09/08/2020 Restaurant spending slows but remains positive 

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09/08/2020 COVID-19 in September: Which U.S. states have travel restrictions? 

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09/08/2020 Consumer trends shifting toward health and wellness, ADM finds 

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09/04/2020 Eating out(side): Restaurant dining in the next normal 

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09/04/2020 Beauty products are not recession proof, but demand for them may be 

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09/04/2020 New survey findings: Has the eyecare business regained its footing? 

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09/04/2020 Coronavirus retail restrictions by state 

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09/04/2020 Back-to-school ad spend falls 70% 

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09/04/2020 Study: How to drive satisfaction, win more customers for online pickup 

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09/03/2020 To-go drinks an elixir for public, a lifeline for business 

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09/03/2020 Back-to-school shoppers are showing up after all, study shows 

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09/03/2020 Retailers are reporting record online sales during the pandemic; But it won't last forever 

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09/03/2020 COVID-19 work and education survey 

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09/03/2020 Telemedicine adoption stagnant for first time during pandemic in August 

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09/03/2020 Holiday season 2020 hot items point to building materials, spirits, groceries, per IBM data 

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09/02/2020 Training Doesn’t Work…Sometimes (Part II) 

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09/02/2020 The State of Audio Today 

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09/02/2020 Car shoppers put pedal to the metal Labor Day weekend: 51% ready to buy, even more hit the road for holiday travel, according to Cars.com 

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09/02/2020 Half of Americans have boycotted a brand, rises to 67% of high income consumers 

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09/02/2020 Report: 25% of U.S. malls will be gone within the next five years 

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09/02/2020 Most consumers will not shop in stores this Black Friday 

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09/02/2020 Gen Z remains elusive and cause-driven under 

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09/01/2020 Pandemic causes financial services advertisers to emphasize online banking 

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09/01/2020 Meet the next-normal consumer 

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09/01/2020 How firms are navigating the new normal and which practice areas are faring the best 

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09/01/2020 What does Holiday 2020 have in store? 

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09/01/2020 The future of Halloween during a pandemic, according to moms 

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09/01/2020 Tech Tracker: Uber Eats to launch first ever advertising listing for restaurants 

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