Back-to-school Shopping A Bust

Shoppers spent slightly more last month than they had the year before, but sales were far short of 2008 levels, heralding what could be a disappointing holiday shopping season.

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  • Tacloban native wins Korean Speech Contest - Manila Bulletin
    I go to Korea or just save it for now because I’ve been toying with the idea of going back to school to ... to do some Korean textbook shopping
    05/1/2016 - 2:13 pm | View Link
  • Briefly, April 29 - Advertiser-Tribune
    ... came to Ohio to do their back-to-school shopping and take advantage of the sales tax exemption. If signed by Gov. John Kasich, the bill is to...
    04/29/2016 - 3:18 pm | View Link
  • Courts' Causeway Point outlet gets versatile layout - Asiaone
    ... the back-to-school period for secondary and tertiary students. This also allows the store to cater to ... who have switched to shopping ...
    04/28/2016 - 6:37 am | View Link
  • Apple Sinks on iPhone Stumble -- WSJ -
    ... average selling price of the iPhone SE and overly optimistic forecasts for sales of Mac computers during the back-to-school shopping season.
    04/27/2016 - 3:12 pm | View Link
  • Sales tax holiday bill passes Ohio legislature, goes to Kasich - News-Herald
    ... holiday held last year to help back-to-school shoppers reduce the cost of clothing and school supplies. ... Backers say customers shopping ...
    04/27/2016 - 4:14 am | View Link
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  • School’s not out but marketers already planning for back-to-school shopping
    It may seem a little premature given that school is still in session, but the first back-to-school study has been released. About 62% of households plan to reduce back-to- school spending compared to 2015, according to a survey by Bizrate Insights, a ...
    05/4/2016 - 10:32 am | View Link
  • Ohio sales tax holiday to provide families relief during back-to-school shopping
    LOGAN — State Senator Kevin Bacon (R-Minerva Park) announced the passage of legislation to reestablish Ohio's popular Sales Tax Holiday for August 5-7, 2016, providing relief for families during the back-to-school shopping season. Widely hailed as ...
    04/29/2016 - 1:38 am | View Link
  • 2016 Ohio Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday proposed for Aug. 5-7; just needs Gov. Kasich's signature
    The tax-free event will be open to everyone shopping at Ohio stores, not just families with schoolchildren. Last year's Ohio Sales Tax Holiday, which was intended to be a one-time-only event, ended up generating $4.7 million in sales tax revenues statewide ...
    04/27/2016 - 1:45 pm | View Link
  • Scherer announces passage of bill creating sales tax holiday for back-to-school purchases
    Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) announced that the Ohio House passed Senate Bill 264, which designates the first weekend in August 2016 as a sales tax holiday for the purposes of back-to-school shopping. The legislation creates a three-day period in which ...
    04/27/2016 - 10:21 am | View Link
  • Back To School Shopping In Full Swing, With 56% Of Parents Planning To Spend More Than Last Year
    Back to school shopping is officially underway, and some key findings from a recent Consumer Pulse survey from Rubicon Project (NYSE: RUBI) offers insight on how much parents are spending, when they’re shopping, what they’re buying, and where they’re ...
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  • Kids Clothing & Shoes : Back to School Clothes : Target
    Shop Target for unbeatable deals on kids' clothing, shoes & accessories including cool summer styles and the latest back-to-school fashions. Free shipp
    04/30/2016 - 1:37 pm | View Website
  • Back to School: School Uniforms and School Supplies | Kohl's
    Enjoy free shipping and easy returns on back to school gear at Kohl's. Get your kids classroom-ready with school uniforms, backpacks, gym clothes and dorm decor.
    04/28/2016 - 5:14 pm | View Website
  • Back to School 2016 Sales, Supplies & Outfits
    FREE shipping available - Gear up for the school year with our excting back to school sales and deals for 2016!
    04/28/2016 - 6:44 am | View Website
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    Shop our Back to School event for savings on K-12 essentials, including clothes, shoes, and school supplies. Take advantage of low prices and FREE Shipping.
    04/27/2016 - 10:38 pm | View Website
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    Sears has the best deals on everything your kids need for back to school. From stylish clothes and shoes to backpacks and school supplies, you'll find it all at Sears.
    04/27/2016 - 10:16 pm | View Website
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