Monday, July 4, 2016

The 2016 Back to School season kicks off this weekend

The Back to School season runs from July through September. There are 2 fewer shopping days between the Fourth of July and Memorial Day this year.  The peak sales fluctuate by region influenced by the actual school start dates and states tax free holidays.  There will be 9 less tax free days state by state this year than in 2015.

According to eMarketer's latest retail and eCommerce forecast, retail sales will grow 2.6% over last year reaching 828.81 billion this season.  They report that more of us are waiting to do our shopping until late in the season or even waiting until after the school year has started.  And online shopping is predicted to grow to 15.3% again this year, representing 7.9% of total retail sales for the period.

This year, here at Uniform Mom, we'll be looking at the major retailers to learn what is new or has been updated in their school uniform collections.  We'll will post new reviews and feature your favorite wardrobe pieces. We'll continue to talk about kids polos and khakis, jumpers and jackets, PE attire and shoes.

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Photo credit - By Camera Operator: SSGT. LONO KOLLARS [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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