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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  • Save of the Day: Back to school backpack bargains! - USA Today
    If you waited for today to buy a backpack, you are in for some huge savings! Whether you're shopping for back to school, college, commuting or...
    07/23/2014 - 10:51 am | View Link
  • Survey: Back to School Means Back to Stress for Parents ... - Yahoo! Finance Survey: Back to School Means Back to Stress for Parents ... - Minyanville
    07/23/2014 - 8:24 am | View Link
  • Baynote Study Reveals Families Navigate Cross-Channel Shopping ... - Yahoo! Finance
    Baynote Study Reveals Families Navigate Cross-Channel Shopping ... - WMBF
    07/23/2014 - 8:23 am | View Link
  • MileagePlus Shopping 2,000 Bonus Miles - WebFlyer
    Shopping, up to 2,000 bonus miles. United's Back-To-School offer allows you to earn a bonus on shopping that you might be planning to do anyway.
    07/23/2014 - 6:46 am | View Link
  • In-store the Preferred Method for Back-to-School Shopping -
    In-store the Preferred Method for Back-to-School Shopping - CNBC
    07/22/2014 - 2:13 pm | View Link
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  • Back-to-school shopping is a family affair [Infographic]
    Mom might have control of the wallet but when it comes to back-to-school shopping, what they buy is a family affair. According to a new study and infographic from Baynote, 70% of parents will bring their children along with them when they shop in-store for ...
    07/23/2014 - 12:01 pm | View Link
  • SHOPPING SPREE: Salvation Army in Clarksville hosts annual back-to-school clothing giveaway
    CLARKSVILLE — It’s not cheap getting a child prepared for a new school year. There are supplies to purchase, books to rent and other fees associated with the start of a new school year. Then there are the clothes to buy. The Salvation Army does its ...
    07/23/2014 - 11:25 am | View Link
  • Are You Retailers Ready for the Back to School Shopping Season?
    Even before July 4, some retailers in my area were advertising back to school specials. Kids may not approve, but a host of factors are contributing to create a back to school shopping season that’s longer than ever before. The good news for retailers ...
    07/23/2014 - 7:03 am | View Link
  • Consumers Prefer In-Store Shopping for Back-to-School
    NEW YORK – More than a third of consumers have already started their back-to-school (BTS) shopping, and most are purchasing their supplies in brick and mortar stores, according to the ICSC-Goldman Sachs consumer tracking survey. Of the 37 percent of ...
    07/23/2014 - 3:35 am | View Link
  • In-store the Preferred Method for Back-to-School Shopping
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Back-to-School (BTS) shopping season in the U.S. is already in full swing, with over one-third (37%) of consumers having begun their shopping – up from the 29% who started at this time last year. Roughly 90% of households ...
    07/22/2014 - 7:18 am | View Link
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  • Back to school | school supplies | school bag
    Get organised for back to school with the Kidspot top ten picks for school bags, school supplies, lunchboxes, labels, and more.
    07/23/2014 - 5:35 pm | View Website
  • Back To School
    Back-to-School Cards and Supplies. Ready to send your little one (or teenager) back to school? Well, the first day can fill kids of any age with jitters and anxiety.
    07/23/2014 - 3:33 pm | View Website
  • How to Save Money on Back-to-School Shopping
    Readers Respond: How Do You Save Money on Your Kids' Back to School Shopping Needs?, Single Parents
    07/23/2014 - 2:22 pm | View Website
  • Back to School 2014
    Staples is your one-stop destination for all of your 2014 Back to School needs! From Back to School supplies, to easy shopping lists, deals, and tips - Staples has ...
    07/23/2014 - 12:41 pm | View Website
  • Back to School
    Sears has back to school clothes and school supplies for your little boy or girl. Shop top brands like Levi's, FSD, Canyon River Blues and more to start your kids ...
    07/23/2014 - 12:20 pm | View Website
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