• Back-to-school shopping is more expensive than ever

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement The back-to-school shopping season is at its peak heading into August, and families across the US are braced for a new spending record.
    Collectively, families with children in grade school will shell out more than $37 billion on school supplies, up from about $34 billion last year, according to a recent survey from the National Retail Federation .
    The spending category covers a wide range items, including basics like pencils and paper, along with apparel and shoes, as well as high-tech electronics, like laptops and tablets.
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