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CT parents begin back-to-school shopping

<p>Connecticut parents have begun back-to-school shopping for their children as the new school year approaches.</p>

News 12 Staff

Aug 10, 2018, 8:26 PM

Updated 2,143 days ago

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Connecticut parents have begun back-to-school shopping for their children as the new school year approaches.
While shoppers at a Staples in Norwalk have begun buying supplies, managers say lines will get much worse in a week. They expect up to 1,500 customers a day through mid-September.
One mother told News 12 that she spent $62 on her son's supplies.
According to a National Retail Federation survey, families with children in elementary through high school plan to spend an average of $684.79. That includes supplies, clothing and electronics.
The Staples manager says the retailer this year put up its back-to-school displays in June -- earlier than in past years.
Staples will have extended hours from Aug. 20 to Sept. 9 for last-minute shoppers.


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