Survey: Back-to-school shopping costs to climb in 2012 - New York News

Survey: Back-to-school shopping costs to climb in 2012

Posted: Updated:
MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) -

It's hard to believe that it's already time for back-to-school shopping, but parents say it's no surprise that the cost of supplies is likely to increase for the 2012 school year.

The tally shows nine out of 10 consumers aim to spend the same or more on back-to-school shopping compared to last year.

According to a Deloitte survey, many parents -- 60 percent -- say they plan to spend more only because items will cost more. More than 33 percent say their children will require more expensive items this year.

School budget cuts also have had some impact on spending, said Deloitte retail analyst Scott Erickson. More and more parents say they need to buy more school supplies for their kids due to schools buying less.

Nearly 50 percent of the consumers surveyed said they believe the economy is still in recession, but nearly three-quarters believe their household financial situation is the same or better than a year ago.

The National Retail Federation's annual survey found that the average cost of school shopping for supplies, clothes and electronics will total $688, which is up from $608 last year.

Join our Facebook family

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • NJ woman sues over "8theist" plate

    NJ woman sues over "8theist" plate

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:08 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:08:10 GMT
    New Jersey NewsNew Jersey News
    A New Jersey woman has filed a lawsuit against the state's Motor Vehicle Commission, claiming the agency rejected her application for a license plate proclaiming she's an Atheist. Shannon Morgan filed the suit in federal court, saying the rejection of a plate reading "8THEIST" is a violation of her First Amendment rights. The Maurice River Township woman claims plates reading "BAPTIST" have been approved.
    A New Jersey woman has filed a lawsuit against the state's Motor Vehicle Commission, claiming the agency rejected her application for a license plate proclaiming she's an Atheist. Shannon Morgan filed the suit in federal court, saying the rejection of a plate reading "8THEIST" is a violation of her First Amendment rights. The Maurice River Township woman claims plates reading "BAPTIST" have been approved.

  • 8 mumps cases at NJ college

    8 mumps cases at NJ college

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:40 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:40:12 GMT
    Officials are investigating eight confirmed cases of mumps found in students at New Jersey's Stevens Institute of Technology.The college in Hoboken says the students range in age from 18 to 21. All were fully vaccinated with two documented doses of mumps-containing vaccine.
    The New Jersey Department of Health is investigating eight confirmed cases of mumps found in students at Stevens Institute of Technology.  The college in Hoboken says the students range in age from 18 to 21. All were fully vaccinated with two documented doses of mumps-containing vaccine. Symptoms include swollen salivary glands, fever, headache, tiredness and loss of appetite.



  • Cabbie accused of not paying $28,000 in tolls

    NY cabbie accused of not paying $28,000 in tolls

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:32 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:32:20 GMT
    A New York City taxi driver has been arrested on charges he stole $28,000 in tolls by "piggybacking" on vehicles through E-Z Pass lanes while crossing the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge.
    A New York City taxi driver has been arrested on charges he stole $28,000 in tolls by "piggybacking" on vehicles through E-Z Pass lanes while crossing the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices