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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  • Survey: Families stock up for back to school after tightening belts ... - Chicago Tribune
    Families that decided to get another year's use out of backpacks and laptops during last summer's back-to-school shopping season are ready to reopen
    07/21/2016 - 7:45 am | View Link
  • Back to school shopping begins - Chicago Tribune
    Families starting back-to-school shopping at a Bucktown Kohl's said they expect to spend more this year.
    07/21/2016 - 6:03 am | View Link
  • Old Navy Back To School Uniforms on Sale NOW! - Killeen Daily Herald
    ... on school uniforms right now, up to 50% off! You can get polos starting at $5, shorts at $8 and up and pants $10 and up! Back to School ...
    07/20/2016 - 1:30 pm | View Link
  • Survey: Millennials Prefer Shopping Online for Back-to-School - Yahoo! Finance
    Survey: Millennials Prefer Shopping Online for Back-to-School - Channel 8 Eyewitness News
    07/19/2016 - 11:53 am | View Link
  • New Consumer Surveys Reveal Parents Plan to Spend More on ... - TMC Net
    Deloitte Survey: Back-to-School Shoppers Look for Easy A's - WVNS
    07/19/2016 - 7:15 am | View Link
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  • Texas sales tax holiday for back- to- school shopping is Aug. 5-7
    Ready to head to the store to buy back-to-school backpacks, tennis shoes and clothes for your child? Might want to wait a little bit — and save a few bucks. Texas’ annual back to school sales tax holiday runs Aug. 5-7. During that time, most clothes ...
    07/23/2016 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • WP Glimcher
    WP Glimcher is giving you the chance to go shopping for free, and look great at the end of it, in their Back to School Sweepstakes. Enter for a shot at winning a free shopping spree at a local mall, with a celebrity stylist's help picking out clothes that ...
    07/23/2016 - 10:39 am | View Link
  • Earn Up to 2,000 Bonus MileagePlus Miles by Shopping for Back to School
    E ffective through Friday, August 12, 2016 at 11:59:59 in the evening Eastern Daylight Time, you can earn up to 2,000 bonus United Airlines MileagePlus frequent flier loyalty program miles — in addition to the standard MileagePlus miles earned ...
    07/23/2016 - 9:00 am | View Link
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    On the fall shopping list? Bright, comfortable styles On the Back to School fall shopping list? Bright, colorful, comfortable styles that might make going back fun. Check out this story on
    07/23/2016 - 4:06 am | View Link
  • Mobile's role in back to school shopping on the rise
    Mobile's role in back to school shopping is increasing as the parents of school children research products, search for coupons, and even make purchases on their devices. Earlier this month, research from The Rubicon Project found that mobile is set to play ...
    07/21/2016 - 4:32 pm | View Link
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  • How to Go Back to School Shopping: 6 Steps (with Pictures)
    Edit Article How to Go Back to School Shopping. Community Q&A. Yes, it's that time of year: Back to School. For some, this is a very exciting time.
    07/19/2016 - 5:21 am | View Website
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    To your kids, shopping for new clothes, gear, and school supplies may be the only good thing about going back to school, but that doesn't mean you have to spend a ...
    07/18/2016 - 7:06 pm | View Website
  • Back to School Clothes & Clothing, Shoes and Backpacks – Sears
    Sears has back to school clothes and school supplies. Shop top brands like Levi's, FSD, Canyon River Blues and more to start your kids' semester off right.
    07/18/2016 - 3:17 pm | View Website
  • Back to school (marketing)
    In merchandising, back to school is the period in which students and their parents purchase school supplies and apparel for the upcoming school year.
    07/15/2016 - 12:07 pm | View Website
  • Pinterest Is Prominent in Back-to-School Shopping (Study ...
    School isn’t even over for many kids, but social media marketing platform Crowdtap already has its eye on back-to-school trends. Do you think it’s too early to be ...
    06/3/2016 - 12:50 pm | View Website
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