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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    ... stuffing their lockers again, many retail analysts are calling this year's back-to-school shopping season underwhelming. Click to Continue »
    10/2/2014 - 8:22 am | View Link
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    09/30/2014 - 8:50 am | View Link
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    Most back-to-school shopping occurs at retail brick-and-mortar stores (88 percent), but 2014 online sales claimed an estimated $33 million previously held by brick-and-mortar retailers. This season s growth resulted in an overall increase of $74 million in ...
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  • Back-To-School Supplies Sales Grow With Added Boost From E-commerce, Reports NPD
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