breaking news

Police ask for public’s help to find missing Springfield man

Back-to-school: Shoppers still favor store shopping


Despite online shopping becoming more prevalent, most shoppers still prefer to go to a store for back-to-school shopping.

More than 57 percent of households said they would shop in store for back-to-school supplies this year. But 20 percent haven’t decided yet if they will shop online or in-store for the shopping holiday, according to research firm Deloitte.

»RELATED: Old Navy to offer in-store pickup as part of renovations

Parents plan to spend double in store compared to online, with an average $292 in store per household and $115 online.

Giant retailers like Walmart and Target remain the top destination for shoppers looking to stock up for school, followed by dollar stores, online-only retailers and off-price stores. Parents say their kindergarten through high school children influence about $21 billion, or 75 percent of back-to-school spending.

BIZ BEAT: Sears announces more layoffs amid store closures

Some shoppers have already started back-to-school shopping, but the study shows the highest sales is expected to be in early August.

FIVE FAST READS

$250 Kroger coupon circulating on social media a fake; company warns don’t click on it

Golden Nugget owners selling restaurant

Are you an Amazon Prime member? Your Whole Foods bill will now be less

• PHOTOS: Historic Springboro luxury home for sale

Basket maker Longaberger, parent file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Local

Officers, medics respond to reported shooting in Dayton
Officers, medics respond to reported shooting in Dayton

Police are investigating reports of a person shot on Cornell Ridge Drive in Dayton Monday afternoon.  Officers and medics were dispatched to the 2000 block of Cornell Ridge Drive around 3 p.m. on initial reports of a person shot.  Officers have found at least one shell casing, according to police scanner traffic, but it was not immediately...
Should Ohio schools ban Indian nicknames? Group asks state for help.
Should Ohio schools ban Indian nicknames? Group asks state for help.

A half-dozen speakers urged the state board of education to ban the use of Native American nicknames, logos and mascots for school sports teams, citing negative stereotypes and derogatory images. Nineteen high schools in the region use Native American-related nicknames such as Braves, Indians and Warriors, most with an accompanying Indian-related logo...
Watch: Girl, 7, gives rousing rendition of national anthem before MLS match
Watch: Girl, 7, gives rousing rendition of national anthem before MLS match

There have been many rousing renditions of the national anthem, but a 7-year-old girl who calls herself an “actor, model and anthem girl” turned in a memorable version Sunday. >> Read more trending news  Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja of Los Angeles won an anthem contest sponsored by Major League Soccer’s LA Galaxy. That allowed...
Time to downsize? Gas prices jump 70 cents from last year
Time to downsize? Gas prices jump 70 cents from last year

Motorists waiting for post-Labor Day gas prices to drop could be waiting awhile, according to some analysts who don’t foresee the cost of a fill-up decreasing any time soon among strong demand and short supply. Gas prices in the region averaged $2.86 today, up from about $2.74 a week ago and 73 cents higher than a year ago at this time, according...
Elwell: Start of fall brings more active weather to area
Elwell: Start of fall brings more active weather to area

Right on cue, fall arrived in the Miami Valley over the weekend. Indeed, it is likely we saw our last 90-degree day for the next 8 months last week. Temperatures dropped almost 40 degrees in just about 36 hours between Thursday to Saturday morning. Such a dramatic change in temperatures can sometimes fuel big storms. While the threat was there last...
More Stories