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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  • eBags Raises the Bar for Customer Service to Online Shoppers - TMC Net
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    06/2/2015 - 11:26 am | View Link
  • Microsoft: New Windows 10 Licenses Will Start at $119 for Home, $199 ... - DailyTech
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  • 10 things that are cheaper in June - Business Insider
    ... or November, but if you're shopping for ... Tech Hub/flickr Whether you want to believe it or not (it's only June!), back to school is right ...
    06/1/2015 - 10:12 am | View Link
  • Brittany Snow Is Still Pitch Perfect - Maxim Online
    ... there one weekend to kick off the whole movie. It was a Back to School theme, so everyone had to dress as ... there and I really love shopping ...
    06/1/2015 - 6:14 am | View Link
  • 4 Things You Must Know About Shopping at the Apple Store - Kiplinger
    Get discounts year-round. The student discount on new computers continues after Apple’s back-to-school promotion ends.
    06/1/2015 - 4:06 am | View Link
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  • WIN 1 of FIVE $100 Back-To-School Shopping Sprees!
    Yes, yes and yes yes yes! We opened it up to having 5 winners this time. Enter below to WIN 1 of FIVE $100 Back-To-School Shopping Sprees! Due to lottery restrictions, this contest is open to USA residents only and you must be 18+ to claim the prize.
    07/1/2015 - 6:03 am | View Link
  • MUST store to host back-to-school event
    MUST Ministries’ thrift store MUST Marketplace, at 1407 Cobb Parkway NW in Marietta, will host a back-to-school shopping event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 24. During the event, customers will find discounts like 20 percent off all children’s clothing, ...
    07/1/2015 - 3:54 am | View Link
  • 10 Ways to Simplify Back-to-School Shopping
    (Family Features) While kids and parents alike eagerly await the fresh start of a new school year, the back-to-school season is not without its share of stressors for busy families. The start of school means new schedules, teachers, shoes, backpacks and ...
    06/30/2015 - 6:56 am | View Link
  • 3 easy ways to go green when going back to school
    (BPT) - It’s that time of year when millions of students will be shopping for back-to-school and purchasing the latest technology and electronic devices. Many of these popular items like smartphones, tablets and laptops use rechargeable batteries that ...
    06/29/2015 - 8:00 am | View Link
  • School's Out for Summer—Bring on Back-to-School Shopping
    Propelled by back-to-school buying, US retail sales will grow a relatively strong 4.6% during the core back-to-school shopping months of July and August 2015, eMarketer expects. At the same time, retail ecommerce sales will rise 14.4%, passing $56 billion ...
    06/25/2015 - 5:10 pm | View Link
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  • School Shopping
    Back to school shopping can be a nightmare. Would buying six pairs of jeans too many? Would buying three be too few? Find out what you really need to buy for the back ...
    07/1/2015 - 1:04 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.
    07/1/2015 - 10:12 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
    07/1/2015 - 2:34 am | View Website
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    School supplies, uniforms, backpacks and more. Send your kids back to school in style for less. Save money. Live better.
    06/30/2015 - 5:09 pm | View Website
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