Education III, Back to School Feature Package

Jul 12, 2012, 05:05 ET from PR Newswire Association LLC

NEW YORK, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The following feature package is a roundup of feature stories dealing with Education and is appropriate for special sections and for general use. 

For each story included in this package, you will find the first paragraph of the feature release below, as well as its headline linked to the full text.

This is the latest in a series of topical feature packages PRN will carry as part of its regular Feature News Service.  Coming up in 2012 are features on:

Package Name


Distribution Date

Fashion (III)


July 18

Pets (III)


July 19

Summer Outdoors & Entertaining (II)


July 25

Family, Baby & Maternity (II)


July 26

Home & Garden (III)

Home & Garden

Aug. 1

Education III, Back to School Feature Package

1. Many consumers plan to spend more on back-to-school shopping in 2012 than in 2011, according to PriceGrabber® survey

LOS ANGELES, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A hopeful sign that the economic recovery is gaining traction, PriceGrabber® just released the results of its first Back-to-School Shopping Forecast survey, revealing that nearly half (46 percent) of consumers are planning to spend more this back-to-school shopping season than in 2011. In comparison, only 13 percent of shoppers planned to spend more last year, and this data was reflected in an overall disappointing back-to-school season for retailers in 2011. Conducted from to May 22 to June 5, 2012, the survey includes responses from 4,450 U.S. online shopping consumers, with 1,509 of the respondents planning to shop this back-to-school season.  

2. Sixty-three percent of consumers plan to spend up to $500 on back-to-school shopping, according to PriceGrabber® survey

LOS ANGELES, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PriceGrabber® just released additional results from their 2012 Back-to-School Shopping Forecast survey, showing more signs of economic recovery. The survey revealed that 63 percent of consumers plan to spend up to $500 this back-to-school shopping season (compared to 48 percent in 2011). Twenty percent of respondents plan to spend between $500 and $1,000 and 17 percent of shoppers said they don't have a back-to-school shopping budget this year.


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