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Though parents still spend the majority of their back-to-school budget on clothes and shoes, spending on electronics has soared in the past several years, ... Electronics have become affordable for most families, enabling parents to continue their children's education at home.
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#Clothes

Even though many retailers saw strong sales this past weekend, companies will not be basking in their success. Stores are already warming up for the next four weeks because the holiday season is far from over.
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#Past

In today's increasingly competitive environment, retailers understand that there is a heightened importance on accelerated growth and differentiation in order to set themselves apart from the pack. We are now seeing retailers refocus their efforts on growth initiatives in an effort to increase sales, expand their consumer base and retain customer loyalty.
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#Environment

Dad tends to be more low maintenance than Mom,
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#Dad

From co-workers to classmates, Valentine's Day has become a holiday to express appreciation for a variety of people, ... Valentine's Day has become a very big business for retailers in what is traditionally one of the slowest shopping months of the year.
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#Appreciation

Retailers know that the holiday season is not a sprint, it's a marathon, ... Black Friday weekend is just the beginning of a month-long race to the finish line.
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#Beginning

When dishonest shoppers commit return fraud, it raises prices for all of us,
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#Fraud

With Easter falling two weeks earlier this year, Mother Nature will play a part in apparel sales. Consumers, many of them still shoveling snow off their sidewalks, are not yet feeling compelled to go shopping for spring clothes.
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#Consumers #Mother Nature #Shopping

Tax time provides a monetary and psychological boost to consumers, as there is something exceptional about getting money back from the government.
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#Consumers

Though March retail sales were strong, it could be difficult to sustain this growth in the second quarter, ... Year-over-year comparisons will become more difficult and the economy is still facing lingering concerns including rising energy costs and instability in Iraq.
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#Iraq #Economy

Consumers still appear a little cautious when it comes to discretionary spending. Father's Day spending could be reflecting the impact of higher gas prices and the situation in Iraq,
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#Consumers #Gas Prices

Consumers want to demonstrate their patriotism by displaying flags and wearing red, white and blue, ... Retailers are offering a variety of patriotic merchandise to keep up with a steady demand from their customers.
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#Patriotic #Consumers

Retailers know that when consumers are forced to spend more of their disposable income on gasoline, they will scale back spending in other areas,
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#Consumers #Gasoline

Ultimately, higher prices at the pump act as an additional tax on consumers, and consumers don't like to be taxed.
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#Consumers

With some retailers seeing between 25 and 40 percent of their annual sales during the holiday season, there's still time for retailers to show positive gains in 2003,
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#Holiday Season

With consumers heading to the stores for everything from scissors to sneakers, retailers are hopeful that the back-to-school season will signal the beginning of an economic recovery,
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#Consumers #Economic Recovery

The second-half of 2003 is clearly poised for steady sales growth,
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#Second Half

The move toward a more pleasant working environment has gained momentum as a way to improve morale and increase productivity,
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#Momentum

We are still suffering the effects of the change from traditional business apparel to casual apparel. Those (casual apparel brands) carry much lower price points and people still haven't figured out what casual is. There's no real direction for fashion. People don't know what direction it's going, and for women this is a big issue.
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#Fashion

With flowers, candy and dining out, consumers are looking to celebrate Valentine's Day in a very traditional way this year,
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#Flowers #Consumers #Candy

We are a nation of procrastinators, ... With many consumers completing their holiday shopping -- and some of them just starting -- retailers are expecting crowded parking lots and heavy traffic this weekend.
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#Consumers