Retailers can expect parents to shop and spend more during the upcoming back-to-school season than they did last year, according to ShopperTrak. National retail sales, when compared to the same period last year, are expected to rise 4.3 percent in August, and retail foot traffic will increase 0.6 percent. “Back-to-school shopping is the first major […]
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Many shoppers plan to or have spent the same to much more on back-to-school shopping vs. last year, according to an RBC Capital Markets survey of 1,400 consumers.
The average person with children in grades K-12 will spend $688.62 on their children’s back-to-school merchandise, up from $603.63 last year.
While the 2011 back-to-school shopping season (second most important event following Christmas) was highly anticipated by retailers, it was lackluster in deliverance. According to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) 2011 Back-to-School survey conducted by BIGresearch, sales were expected be a little flat, with little change from last year’s statistics. The NRF predicted, “Families with children […]
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Shoppers waited until the very end to find the bargains they wanted. Is this a portent of things to come?
Concerns were borne out by numbers when it was revealed shoppers cut back on back-to-school purchases. Are the holidays next?
Independent retailers are pulling in customers this back-to-school season by offering package deals on purchases, according to a published report. The Riverside (Calif.) Press-Enterprise says stores offering such incentives are seeing a boost in buying. “That’s what people are looking for. They’re not looking for the individual price; they’re looking for, ‘How much can I […]
New research shows that consumers are cutting back on the number of stores they visit when shopping, but that “dollar stores” are enjoying increased activity. The report from SymphonyIRI Group puts it all in perspective: “Shoppers are not enjoying the same financial success as corporations this spring and summer, and their continued search for lower-cost […]
With schools nationwide already open for the fall or just about to be, consumers who waited to buy their back-to-school items are finding bargains galore, USA Today reports. Retailers large and small, aware of the tight economy and skittish shoppers, have been forced to “tweak the way they merchandise and market their back-to-school stuff,” the […]