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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    Roark had liked to do — shopping ... conducts outreach events in the community, providing back-to-school supplies and pastoral care to those in
    06/25/2016 - 5:20 am | View Link
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    ... based on frequency, shopping habits and ... In addition, the company is preparing to launch online gift card sales for the back-to-school ...
    06/16/2016 - 7:56 am | View Link
  • Office Depot Gets Ready For Back-To-School Season -
    ... personal service to fulfill their back-to-school shopping needs." In 2016, the company would hire 33 percent more seasonal back-to-school...
    06/15/2016 - 1:27 pm | View Link
  • Office Depot To Hire 33% More Seasonal Workers This Summer -
    ... to bringing in more associates this year to ensure our customers get the best, personal service to fulfill their back-to-school shopping needs...
    06/15/2016 - 11:17 am | View Link
  • Office Depot, Inc. to Gear up for Back-to-School by Hiring 8,000 ... - KHQ Right Now
    ... to bringing in more associates this year to ensure our customers get the best, personal service to fulfill their back-to-school shopping needs...
    06/15/2016 - 9:24 am | View Link
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  • Study: Back-to-school forecast looks sunny
    Many kids are just starting their summer vacations, but back-to-school shopping is well underway. According to a study Yahoo conducted with Ipsos Connect, “Back-to-school Back-to-college Shoppers April 2016,” the average back-to-school and back-to ...
    06/24/2016 - 7:03 am | View Link
  • Rolene Strauss reflects on the challenges of going back to school
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    06/21/2016 - 7:30 pm | View Link
  • Group to host back-to-school program for foster children in Oklahoma
    Citizens Caring for Children is gearing up for Back 2 School 2016 and needs volunteers. The group will hold a weeklong shopping event July 25-30, serving 600 school-aged children in foster care. Each child will receive a new outfit, backpack and school ...
    06/20/2016 - 7:16 pm | View Link
  • Office Depot to hire 8,000 seasonal and regular retail associates during its busy back-to-school season
    The seasonal associates help support the increased customer traffic from parents, students and teachers shopping for all of their school supply needs. Office Depot is gearing up with additional sales consultants, stock associates, and cashiers during the ...
    06/20/2016 - 8:40 am | View Link
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    06/20/2016 - 6:43 am | View Link
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  • Back to School 2016 Sales, Supplies & Outfits
    JCPenney – We have exciting back to school sales & deals for 2016! Shop back to school clothes & supplies. Get dorm supplies too! FREE shipping available.
    06/19/2016 - 5:43 am | View Website
  • Back to School Supplies at Office Depot and OfficeMax
    Get everything on your School Supplies list and Teacher Supplies at Office Depot and OfficeMax. Shop online today or in store for our supplies selection!
    06/18/2016 - 6:16 pm | View Website
  • Back-to-School Shopping List
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    06/17/2016 - 7:21 pm | View Website
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    06/17/2016 - 12:05 pm | View Website
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    06/17/2016 - 8:30 am | View Website
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