Despite coronavirus pandemic, consumers still turned on by big-screen TVs

Even the coronavirus pandemic cannot sate Americans’ appetite for big TVs.

During the spring as state and local regulations across the U.S. recommended people stay at home, consumers purchased televisions at levels normally seen during the holiday season.

Some used the $1,200 government stimulus payments they were sent to buy a new TV, while others took funds originally targeted for vacations. 

Sales of TVs 65 inches and larger were up 53% (in units) over the first half of 2020, according to research firm The NPD Group. Especially big sellers were TVs bigger than 65 inches, which were up 77% in

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Martha Stewart launches Wayfair shop, digital series as more consumers shop from home

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Martha Stewart is growing her lifestyle empire from home.

The domestic diva launched a digital how-to series called “Homeschool with Martha” offering how-to tips on recipes, gardening, crafts for the kids and a collection with DIY online furniture company Wayfair to help fans make their living spaces feel more like home while in quarantine.

The collection features items for every room in the house, including bedding, wall art, kitchenware and furniture like accent chairs, end tables and bedding accessories

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