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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
  • How to find the best 'back-to-school' flat shoes for grown-ups
    As a child, going shopping with my mum to buy ‘back-to-school shoes’ was always one of my favourite outings. Sure, they would be scuffed up on the playground before the end of the second week of term, but what they symbolised, even then, was newness ...
    10/22/2017 - 8:00 pm | View Link
  • Parents sacrifice summer hols as cost of sending children back to school hits over €1,200
    When it comes to school uniforms, parents again say that Tesco is now their preferred store with almost a quarter saying they were shopping for uniforms there. Marks and Spencer is in second place. Dunnes Stores slipped to third place. Two-thirds of ...
    10/22/2017 - 6:11 pm | View Link
  • What Back-To-School Shopping Store Are You?
    You're a chic, fashion-forward, financially conscious shopping superstar. You're hip, relevant, and want to make a statement while saving a lot. Target's innovative, colorful brand appeals to you as a shopper and you're down for new things. You're fiercely ...
    10/18/2017 - 2:45 pm | View Link
  • September was the Tipping Point for Traditional Supplies Sales this Back-to-School Season, NPD Group Reports
    The seasonal lines of back-to-school are shifting, as September has become increasingly important to this shopping season. For the school and office supplies industry, September had a critical impact on back-to-school's success this year," said Tia ...
    10/18/2017 - 5:49 am | View Link
  • 4 Back-to-School Strategies to Create an Ideal Millennial Marketing Strategy
    In the case of the calculator marketing campaign, we decided to focus our efforts during the end-of-summer period. For students shopping for school supplies, this is when they’re thinking about what they need for their classes. By the fall, it’s ...
    10/17/2017 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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  • Back to School
    Shop a large selection of Back to School Supplies including Pens, Pencils, Binders, Backpacks, Notebooks, Tablets and Boys' and Girls' Clothing. Save money. Live better.
    10/21/2017 - 1:18 am | View Website
  • Back to School 2017 Sales & Deals
    JCPenney – We have exciting back to school sales & deals for 2017! Shop back to school clothes & supplies. Get dorm supplies too! FREE shipping available.
    10/20/2017 - 9:19 am | View Website
  • How to Go Back to School Shopping: 7 Steps (with Pictures)
    How to Go Back to School Shopping. Yes, it's that time of year: Back to School. For some, this is a very exciting time. You can see all of your friends again, and do ...
    10/19/2017 - 4:22 pm | View Website
  • Back to School
    Sears has back to school clothes and school supplies. Shop top brands like Levi's, FSD, Canyon River Blues and more to start your kids' semester off right.
    10/19/2017 - 3:53 pm | View Website
  • Back to School : Target
    Shop Target for great back to school deals on everything you need to learn in style. Free shipping on purchases over $35.
    10/19/2017 - 10:03 am | View Website
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