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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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    Americans spent briskly during the early spring months in the latest sign that they’re encouraged by the economic recovery. Falling gas prices, a rallying stock market and gains in the job market all fueled Americans’ shopping habits even as cold weather tempered their desire to buy spring fashions. More
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  • Big brands rejected Bangladesh factory safety plan
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  • Five back-to-school shopping tips for parents
    Back-to-school shopping can be stressful for parents for a number of reasons, ranging from crowded malls to energetic children accompanying the shopping trip or the fear of overspending on school supplies. Pick n Pay head of marketing John Bradshaw said ...
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  • Opinion: Parents should encourage curiosity, reading and critical analysis
    Saddened the long and lazy summer break was coming to an end, a little apprehensive about what the new school year would bring, I was also geekishly excited about back-to-school shopping for new books, rulers, pens and paints. God help me but I love the ...
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  • ALDI Unveils ‘Al & Di’ Characters In Back to School Campaign Via BMF
    The summer holidays are soon coming to an end and the start of school means the beginning of countless shopping lists – from learning books to stationery to leather school shoes – all in time for the new school year. ALDI knows back to school shopping ...
    01/15/2018 - 10:05 am | View Link
  • Back to school they go
    She says consumers are also urged to examine the quality and condition of books and stationery when they are out shopping during the busy period. Ms Kumar says they need to ensure they get value for money. "Moreover, they should always check their receipts ...
    01/14/2018 - 9:48 am | View Link
  • Make back to school a breeze: From buying TWO pairs of shoes to creating a 'countdown calendar', how you can cut costs and stress before the new term
    From shopping at Aldi for her family's supplies through to leaving some purchases to the last minute, here FEMAIL shares Ash's best tips for an effortless and inexpensive return to school. At this time of year, kids are well and truly in holiday mode ...
    01/10/2018 - 2:34 pm | View Link
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  • Press Releases | National Retail Federation
    Overall, the economy added 148,000 jobs in December, the Labor Department said. Average hourly earnings increased by 2.5 percent year-over-year, and the unemployment ...
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  • The Best Back to School Sales 2017- Where to Find Great ...
    These retailers have crazy savings on back-to-school item going on right now. Get shopping so you can coast come September.
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    01/6/2018 - 2:00 am | View Website
  • 10 Back-To-School Shopping Tips that Save Money | Parenting
    To your kids, shopping for new clothes, gear, and school supplies may be the only good thing about going back to school, but that doesn't mean you have to spend a ...
    01/2/2018 - 6:22 am | View Website
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