Parents May Spend More This Year On School Supplies
POSTED: Friday, August 6, 2010 - 4:21pm
UPDATED: Friday, August 6, 2010 - 5:43pm
It's back to school for most kids in El Paso this month, and that means spending lots of money on supplies. The National Retail Foundation is predicting parents will spend more this year compared to last.
One Office Depot location on the east side is glad to hear it.
They do about 25% of their annual sales in July, August and September for back to school.
Manager Miny Nieto says they've learned from last year's slump in sales and are bringing back bargains to attract customers.
"This year again you see a lot of customers coming in looking for values, the penny items, and things we have on sale," she said. "We see a lot of price matching."
Tonight at ten we'll hear from a mom who learned from last year's hard times and set aside money this year just for school supplies.