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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  • Smart Shopping: Parents Choose Cotton for Back-to-School - BusinessWeek
    Smart Shopping: Parents Choose Cotton for Back-to-School - Reuters
    08/5/2014 - 10:39 am | View Link
  • NBA Star James Harden Featured In Foot Locker's Newest ... - Reuters
    ... the brand's position as a can't-miss destination for back-to-school shopping. The spot opens with Harden asking Barkley how to start the new...
    08/5/2014 - 6:45 am | View Link
  • Get Smart and Get Vaccinated this August - Sacramento Bee
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  • Back-to-school shopping season starts up - Boston Herald
    ... priming­ for back-to-school shopping. Whether students are heading back to college, entering their freshman year or going back to high school...
    08/4/2014 - 12:21 pm | View Link
  • Early Start To Back-To-School Shopping Season [The Hartford Courant ... - BusinessWeek
    Early Start To Back-To-School Shopping Season [The Hartford Courant ... - TMC Net
    08/3/2014 - 8:11 am | View Link
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  • Back to School Shopping at Target
    Parents and children of all ages were at Target on Thursday shopping for school supplies. As kids get ready to head back to school stores like Target are gearing up for one of the busiest times of the year. One target employee says that they have all hands ...
    08/28/2014 - 3:26 pm | View Link
    ARE YOU EXCITED THE KIDS ARE BACK IN SCHOOL! Come celebrate the way we do best, SHOPPING! The best of the best vendors in Atlanta will be together under one roof. SHOPPING ,SHOPPING, SHOPPING! VENDORS WANTED:Back to School Shopping Event!
    08/28/2014 - 1:18 pm | View Link
  • Go Green Report: Back to School Shopping
    The EPA is urging parents to think of the environment when choosing supplies for their kids. Rochester, NY (WROC)- Kristin Norton is on her second back to school shopping trip. With four kids, three of them in school, it will take a few tries to get ...
    08/28/2014 - 11:18 am | View Link
  • Back-to-School College Shopping: What to Buy and What to Skip
    Back-to-school sales are taking center stage at your favorite big-box store and will continue through most of September. If you’re college bound or shopping for a college student, make sure you’re getting the best deals on dorm room furniture ...
    08/27/2014 - 5:05 am | View Link
  • 12 Back-to-School Shopping Tips for the Busy Parent
    Shopping for everything on the back-to-school list can be a real pain. Not only do those $0.75 highlighters add up (especially if you have several children), but it's easy to feel overwhelmed when you're adding that shopping on top of everything else you ...
    08/27/2014 - 12:16 am | View Link
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  • Ten tips for smart back-to-school shopping
    The best strategy for back-to-school shopping? Get organized, stock up on the basics, and look for sales and promotions.
    08/29/2014 - 4:48 am | View Website
  • How to Save Money on Back-to-School Shopping
    Back to school shopping can get quite expensive. Aside from shopping during your state's Tax Free Shopping Dates, what do you do to save money the school supplies ...
    08/28/2014 - 10:57 pm | View Website
  • Budget Back to School Shopping in Vancouver, BC
    Get the best quality at the best price on back to school shopping in Vancouver. Use this list to find the best places for budget back to school shopping in Vancouver ...
    08/28/2014 - 9:17 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 ...
    08/28/2014 - 8:13 pm | View Website
  • Back to school (marketing)
    In merchandising, back to school is the period, predominantly in August in the Northern Hemisphere, in which students and their parents purchase supplies and apparel ...
    08/28/2014 - 6:18 pm | View Website
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