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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    07/25/2017 - 2:10 pm | View Link
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    07/25/2017 - 12:27 pm | View Link
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    07/25/2017 - 10:06 am | View Link
  • Payless ShoeSource has a BOGO sale just in time for back-to-school-shopping
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    07/25/2017 - 6:30 am | View Link
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    07/25/2017 - 5:58 am | View Link
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  • 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.
    07/24/2017 - 9:04 pm | View Website
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    07/24/2017 - 1:48 pm | View Website
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    07/22/2017 - 3:20 am | View Website
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    07/11/2017 - 7:54 pm | View Website
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    07/10/2017 - 4:13 pm | View Website
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