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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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  • Retailers report modest gains for April
    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
  • Sears Didn't Move Fast Enough, CEO Says
    Sears continues to struggle to get a "decent" return on its assets and the retailer didn't move fast enough to cut expenses after the financial crisis, the CEO said at the annual meeting. More
  • J.C. Penney ad apologizes to customers
    The ad comes after the Plano, Texas-based company last month fired its CEO, Ron Johnson, after 17 months on the job and rehired his predecessor Mike Ullman. Johnson's ambitious changes included getting rid of most sales and bringing in new, hip brands. More
  • Discover Pushes PayPal Payments; First Data Holds Out
    Discover makes headway in bringing eBay's online-payments service to physical retailers, but First Data, one of the country's largest merchant processors, has opted not to support the service. More
  • Big brands rejected Bangladesh factory safety plan
    As Bangladesh reels from the deaths of hundreds of garment workers in a building collapse, the refusal of global retailers to pay for strict nationwide factory inspections is bringing renewed scrutiny to an industry that has profited from a country notorious for its hazardous workplaces and subsistence-level wages. More
  • Best Prime Day Kid & Toy Deals: Games, Action Figures, Lego, School
    It's never too early to start your holiday shopping, seriously. From Lego kits to figurines, board games, card games, and more, there are going to be tons of deals that you can stash away in your clos...
    07/15/2018 - 9:00 pm | View Link
  • 13 Amazing Amazon Prime Day Deals for Back to School
    For one-stop shopping, start with Amazon’s new back-to-school page. Deals are grouped by age and range from back-to-school clothes to electronics to backpacks. Children ages 13 to 17 can get their own ...
    07/15/2018 - 4:51 am | View Link
  • Local back-to-school supply guide and price check
    Well. It's that time already. Every store you walk into has a section of back-to-school supplies all set up (or almost — the El Con Target is a mess FYI) for easy shopping. So, we thought it would be ...
    07/14/2018 - 5:31 am | View Link
  • Teachers get 15% off at Target for back to school shopping
    WSIL -- It's no secret many teachers end up paying for classroom supplies out of their own money each year, and now Target is doing what it can to help those educators. In a blog post, the ...
    07/13/2018 - 7:47 am | View Link
  • Survey: Back-to-school shopping beginning earlier than before
    The back-to-school shopping season keeps kicking in earlier and earlier. Most back-to-school shoppers (77%) plan to start at least three weeks before school begins, up from last year’s 74% and 64% a d...
    07/13/2018 - 5:45 am | View Link
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  • Write Stuff
    The Write Stuff is your trusted source for school supply kits. We offer flexible programs to fit the needs of your school. Contact us today!
    07/11/2018 - 2:35 pm | View Website
  • Back to School
    Back-to-School Shopping Questions Answered. When the start of the school year is just around the corner, that means that it's time to stock up on the essentials like backpacks, lunchboxes, binders, glue sticks, crayons and more.Make sure your kids are set up for success this school year by making sure they have everything they need to learn.
    07/10/2018 - 7:09 pm | View Website
  • Deals in Electronics: Electronics
    Online shopping for Deals in Electronics from a great selection at Electronics Store.
    07/10/2018 - 4:53 pm | View Website
  • Daddy's Back-to-School Shopping Adventure: Alan Lawrence ...
    Daddy's Back-to-School Shopping Adventure [Alan Lawrence Sitomer, Abby Carter] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. What do glow-in-the-dark glue sticks, an electronic garbage truck pencil sharpener, and neon paper clips have in common? Not one of them is on the list and yet they all end up in the back-to-school cart when Daddy
    07/10/2018 - 4:38 pm | View Website
  • 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. At many department stores, back to school sales are advertised as a time when school supplies, children's, and young adults' clothing goes on sale. Office supplies have also become an important part of back to school sales, with the rise in ...
    07/9/2018 - 1:26 pm | View Website
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