Around the World with … Holiday shopping in 2021 November 30

On today’s one-year anniversary episode of the Around the World show, we look at how holiday shopping this year will be—and won't be—different from last year. Tune in to the discussion as eMarketer principal analyst Bill Fisher hosts senior researcher Man-Chung Cheung and principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Karin von Abrams.

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