back-to-school

Rising prices disrupting back-to-school shopping

Rising prices disrupting back-to-school shopping

PORT WASHINGTON — Rising prices and consumers shopping for more immediate needs has disrupted early back-to-school shopping season performance. In the first seven weeks of the back-to-school shopping season, U.S. non-school-related general merchandise sales revenue grew 4%, while school spending fell short of last year’s results. In a recent survey, 41% of back-to-school shopping hold-outs are waiting

Walmart celebrates back-to-school season

Walmart celebrates back-to-school season

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is celebrating the back-to-school season with a TikTok Challenge and a “Homecoming” concert series that will include a livestream event. The retailer said Monday that its “Homecoming” concert series will celebrate students and teachers across the country with the help of three musical artists — Imagine Dragons, Chance the Rapper and

Record back-to-school season expected

Record back-to-school season expected

WASHINGTON – Consumers plan to spend record amounts for both school and college supplies as families and students plan to return to in-person classrooms this fall, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. “The pandemic forced parents and their school-aged children to quickly adapt to

Online classes impact back-to-school spending

Online classes impact back-to-school spending

WASHINGTON – Parents are spending more on computers and other electronic gear because they increasingly think at least some of their children’s classes this fall will happen online, the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics said Monday. “Consumers still face a great deal of uncertainty even as school begins to start and are

COVID-19 may boost back-to-school spending

COVID-19 may boost back-to-school spending

WASHINGTON – Back-to-school spending may get a boost from the coronovirus this year, according to a survey released Wednesday by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. Consumers are tentatively planning to spend a record amount as they buy laptops and computer accessories to prepare for the classes will take place online because

The educational imperative

Retailers’ thoughts are more closely attuned to the needs of students in late summer than at any other time during the year. Back-to-school season represents one of biggest selling opportunities on the industry calendar, as young people prepare for a new school year during which they will need to be equipped with everything from notebooks,

Most back-to-school shopping will be in stores

Most back-to-school shopping will be in stores

CHICAGO — Brick-and-mortar stores will remain the leading destination for back-to-school shoppers this year, according to a new report by A.T. Kearney. “Although online retail sales continue to increase, 57% of our survey respondents plan to make purchases in stores,” said Joel Alden, a partner at A.T. Kearney who co-authored the report. “Therefore, it is more