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Back-to-school shopping season to reach $83.8 billion

Even though they began shopping for back-to-school items early this year, there’s still a long list of school supplies to shop for, according to a National Retail Federation Survey. According to the NRF, the average family has only completed 40 percent of their shopping. Overall, back-to-school sales are expected to reach $83.8 billion – a… Continue Reading Back-to-school shopping season to reach $83.8 billion

Back to school spending is expected to reach $55.12 billion, making it the second biggest consumer spending event for retailers behind the winter holidays. Spending is expected to increase slightly from 2009 and 2008 levels, according to the National Retail Federation. But the economy still will play a role – more parents will buy more… Continue Reading Back to school spending to reach $55 billion

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