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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    ... on attraction in the shopping center ... and technology while showing customers that Crayola is not just a maker of back-to-school supplies ...
    05/25/2016 - 2:14 pm | View Link
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    ... offering 20% cash-back promotions during popular shopping periods throughout the year, including Valentine's Day, the back-to-school shopping...
    05/25/2016 - 8:08 am | View Link
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    ... we reached out to shopping experts to ... much better later in the summer, particularly on laptop computers because of back-to-school,'' he ...
    05/25/2016 - 7:58 am | View Link
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    ... expect to see in other shopping holidays, with consumers waiting to purchase items when the right deal comes along. The back-to-school shopping...
    05/24/2016 - 9:33 am | View Link
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  • Back to school shopping lists — Crab Orchard Elementary
    Beat the rush and stock up on supplies you’ll need for the coming school year as you find a good deal. The following school supply lists were provided to the Chronicle by the schools. If your school is not included, please contact it for a list of items ...
    05/23/2016 - 1:58 am | View Link
  • Back-to-School Shopping Season Moves into Gear
    While 40% of digital buyers in North America do their back-to-school shopping over the month of August, 52% begin before then—as early as June, according to an April 2016 report by Bizrate Insights. While early August is the most popular time digital ...
    05/19/2016 - 6:45 pm | View Link
  • Which trend-setters will shape back-to-school marketing in 2016?
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    05/13/2016 - 1:30 pm | View Link
  • Field Agent Releases Third Annual Back-to-School Report
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    05/13/2016 - 1:23 am | View Link
  • Suspected ISIS supporter gets nod for back-to-school shopping trip
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    05/21/2016 - 1:09 am | 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.
    05/20/2016 - 8:16 pm | View Website
  • 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.
    05/20/2016 - 10:36 am | View Website
  • 14 Tips to Save Money on Back to School Supplies ...
    Ready for the back to school shopping season? Be sure to read these 14 tips to save money and get the best deals on school supplies and clothes.
    05/20/2016 - 2:15 am | View Website
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