posts tagged as Back to school

By Jennifer Valdivia | September 19, 2016

Retailers Soar on Back-To-School

Preliminary back-to-school results are in, and consumers have been busy. Total spending on back-to-school items is expected to reach $75.8 billion this year, a 10 percent gain from 2015, according to The National Retail Federation. read more

Trends in Retail Summer Staffing

This week, summer officially kicks off. For the retail industry, summer can mean a change in the pace of business, leading to a need for adjusted seasonal staffing. With summer on retailers minds, what does the industry have to look... read more

By Ted Vaughan | July 21, 2015

Consumers Predicted To Not Break The Bank On Back-To-School Shopping This Year

As retailers aim to get ahead of the class by offering consumers back-to-school specials now, they still may not make the grade when it comes to sales for what is known to be the second largest selling season of the year. According to... read more

By Ted Vaughan | August 01, 2014

Retailers Eye Millennials for Growth as Back-to-School Projections Come in Flat

With August now upon us, retailers are now fully immersed in the back-to-school rush. The National Retail Federation released their projections for back-to-school sales in mid-July, and the estimates point to combined sales of $74.9... read more

By Ted Vaughan | July 24, 2014

Mid-Year Retail IPO Outlook All About Alibaba?

This week the NRF lowered their expectations for retail sales growth in 2014. The group adjusted its forecast to a 3.6 percent increase for the year, down from the 4.1 percent increase they had predicted in January. Still, they were... read more

Consumer Confidence Holds Steady Midway through Q2

As we wait for the full diagnosis of April retail sales, industry performance throughout the first several months of 2014 has displayed modest but promising signs of growth. As consumers began to emerge from the winter thaw, pent-up... read more

Year-in-Review: 2013 Sales and Consumer Confidence

The holiday shopping season is now behind us, and retailers are reflecting on the year that was and what we might expect in the coming year. After 2012 provided the industry with considerable stabilization and growth, 2013 delivered only... read more