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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  • Walmart Reveals Its Holiday Plans but 5 Lingering Problems Loom ... -
    ... will be open during peak shopping hours ... continues to be stuffed to the brim in more discretionary departments, like holiday and back to ...
    10/31/2014 - 7:23 am | View Link
  • Walmart's Holiday Plans Revealed, but 5 Lingering Problems Loom ... -
    ... will be open during peak shopping hours ... continues to be stuffed to the brim in more discretionary departments, like holiday and back to ...
    10/31/2014 - 7:21 am | View Link
  • Tanger Outlets Partners with infinitee to Promote its KidSTYLE ... - Houston Chronicle
    Fashion Camp & Tour coincided with its Fall TangerSTYLE campaign to promote an ultimate shopping experience for back-to-school fashions and...
    10/30/2014 - 1:04 pm | View Link
  • Perfect eyebrow is all the rage 6 days ago - Louisville Courier-Journal
    ... pulled aside by co-workers who've asked me if it's odd that their young teenage daughter wanted an eyebrow waxing before going back to school.
    10/30/2014 - 11:17 am | View Link
  • Reports show strong Q3, point to strong Q4 -
    ... has released their Q3 ecommerce report, which credits the back-to-school season as pushing retailers' Q3 ... shopping season, as well. ...
    10/30/2014 - 9:35 am | View Link
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    Sports are an important part of school for many youngsters, and proper preparation is essential for reducing their risk of injury, an expert says. College prep 101 College can be a challenging time for young people, but there are a number of things they ...
    10/30/2014 - 7:24 pm | View Link
  • Tablet shipments see 11% growth in Q3 thanks to back-to-school shopping and connected tablets
    While IDC’s most recent report on smartphone shipments indicates that the majority of growth in that industry is in developing nations, it seems tablet growth is strongest in the United States. The market research firm reports that in Q3 the worldwide ...
    10/30/2014 - 12:36 pm | View Link
  • Bigcommmerce: Back To School Shopping Drove Strong Q3 Ecommerce
    Austin-based Bigcommerce said that it has launched a new quarterly Ecommerce Report, which will release quarterly sales data from small- and mid-sized merchants running its software. According to the company's first report, it saw Q3, online merchant sales ...
    10/27/2014 - 3:27 am | View Link
  • Back to School Means Back to Mystery Shopping
    In the fall of 2014, nearly 55 million kids in the United States started school, are home schooled or returned to school according to the National Center for Education Statistics. For parents and caregivers who are not employed outside of the home, this ...
    10/24/2014 - 7:17 am | View Link
  • Consumer confidence jumps after strong back-to-school shopping
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    10/17/2014 - 6:45 pm | View Link
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  • 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
    10/30/2014 - 1:14 pm | View Website
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    10/30/2014 - 10:01 am | 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 ...
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