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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  • Back-to-school programs accepts applications - Lassen County News
    ... applications for its back-to-school program.     One hundred students will receive backpacks and school ... will get to participate in a ...
    07/4/2015 - 3:50 pm | View Link
  • 10 Ways to Simplify Back-to-School Shopping - Yahoo! Finance
    10 Ways to Simplify Back-to-School Shopping - International Business Times
    07/1/2015 - 12:55 pm | View Link
  • 3 easy ways to go green when going back to school - Lake City Reporter
    As you prepare for back-to-school shopping, think of how you can answer the call to recycle.
    06/30/2015 - 12:53 pm | View Link
  • Parents Plan to Spend More for Back-to-School Than 2014 - Retail Info Systems
    By Brianna Ahearn, contributing writer Despite their child's protests, back-to-school shopping is on the minds of American parents as we head into
    06/27/2015 - 2:23 pm | View Link
  • Study shows mother-daughter shopping good for bonding, business - Dallas Morning News
    ... phrase “mother-daughter shopping trip” may bring to mind pleasant memories of back-to-school trips to the mall. Or it may bring to mind...
    06/26/2015 - 3:39 pm | View Link
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  • Go green with back to school shopping
    As summer winds down it’s time for parents and kids to start thinking about heading back to school. Get tips here on how to go green when shopping for back to school supplies. Reuse old supplies: Before heading to the store take inventory on what ...
    07/28/2015 - 5:38 am | View Link
  • Expert: Back-to-school shopping requires some homework
    COLLEGE STATION — The cost of back-to-school items is expected to be more than $600 annually for the typical American family with kids in kindergarten through 12th grade, according to the National Retail Federation. “Back-to-school shopping can be an ...
    07/28/2015 - 4:20 am | View Link
  • Texomans Begin Back To School Shopping
    Wichita Falls, TX - Parking lots have seen quite a bit of foot traffic this summer. First the summer rush and now parents and kids are back at it again. The National Retail Federation estimates shoppers will spend about $68 Billion on back-to-school ...
    07/28/2015 - 1:39 am | View Link
  • DubLi's Tips for Saving on Back-to-School Shopping
    FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Jul 28, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- DubLi, a leader in global Cashback shopping today released an early look at some helpful tips for back-to-school shopping from its shopping portal, With August right around the corner ...
    07/27/2015 - 11:02 pm | View Link
  • Back-to-School Shopping Patterns are Changing
    The traditional summer ritual of back-to-school shopping is turning into more a year-round endeavor, according to new surveys by Deloitte. Deloitte's annual "Back-to-School" and "Back-to-College" surveys found that parents are not in a hurry to get the ...
    07/27/2015 - 8:44 am | View Link
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  • Back to School Supplies & Custom School Supplies ...
    Save up to 20% with Free Shipping on Back to School Supplies, Custom Photo School Supplies and School Accessories at Tiny Prints
    07/27/2015 - 9:44 pm | View Website
  • Back to School HQ
    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 ...
    07/27/2015 - 10:03 am | 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.
    07/27/2015 - 9:13 am | View Website
  • Back to School Sales and Deals
    Find today's top Back to School deals on laptop computers, backpacks, clothing, and accessories. We track Back to School sale events, coupons, & closeouts
    07/27/2015 - 6:50 am | View Website
  • Back to School Supplies: Sales & Deals on School Supplies ...
    Staples is your one-stop destination for all of your 2015 Back to School needs! From Back to School supplies, to easy shopping lists, deals, and tips - Staples has ...
    07/27/2015 - 6:21 am | View Website
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