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Back-to-School Retail Sales Numbers for 2016

For many retailers, back-to-school revenues represent a significant component of their annual revenues. In the United States alone, the National Federation estimates that total 2016 back-to-school revenues will exceed $27 billion. Take a look at this infographic from Statista to … Continue reading

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Gearing Up for Back-to-School Sales

Yes, it’s only June 2, 2016. Nonetheless, a number of retailers are now gearing up for the back-to-school selling season; and some have even set up their displays already. In this highly competitive, multichannel environment, getting started early has become … Continue reading

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Deloitte’s Back-to-School 2014 Forecast

Consulting firm Deloitte recently conducted a survey on back-to-school shopping for 2014. The company questioned more than 1,050 parents with students in grades K-12 to “determine the top standouts and consumer shopping trends for the back-to-school season.” Some of the highlights of the … Continue reading

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Uh, Oh: NRF Predicts Slower Back-to-School Revenues This Year

For many retailers, back-to-school revenues comprise a large part of their annual sales. Thus, an uptick or down-tick for this season can have a big impact on the bottom line. This is the National Retail Federation’s take on back-to-school 2013: … Continue reading

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