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  • J.C. Penney Chief Executive Myron Ullman had said earlier in the month that the company exceeded internal expectations for back-to-school sales.

    School Spending Pumps Up Retail Sales

  • Last month, as back-to-school season hit a crescendo, stories about the potential of digital learning via iPads and e-textbooks ricocheted through cyberspace and the airwaves.

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  • Teen retailers, the sector most vulnerable to back-to-school moods, turned in consistently better-than-expected numbers, reflecting the later start to the season and promotions.

    School Spending Pumps Up Retail Sales

  • Other department stores also fared well, as consumers turned to them as back-to-school destinations.

    School Spending Pumps Up Retail Sales

  • September's same-store sales results "are good news for the holidays because there is typically a strong statistical correlation between back-to-school and holiday sales," said Sarah Henry, retail analyst at MFC Global Investment Management.

    School Spending Pumps Up Retail Sales

  • China a growing market for the French retailer Sales in France, Carrefour 's most important market, rose 0.8% to € 10.49 billion although the back-to-school period was disappointing for its larger supermarkets and hypermarkets, Mr. Bouchut said.

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  • A little over 10 years ago, Preziosi started selling chocolate eggs and potato chips, Christmas and carnival decorations, back-to-school products, shoes and children's clothing.

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  • Small retailers are bracing for another disappointing back-to-school season amid continued credit woes and weak consumer spending.

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  • Americans finally got around to their back-to-school shopping in September, inspired by plenty of promotions.

    School Spending Pumps Up Retail Sales

  • And, "Obviously, back-to-school is equivalent to holiday for the 'young businesses,' young men's, juniors and the kids businesses," Mr. Ullman said.

    School Spending Pumps Up Retail Sales


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