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  • Back to school is prime time for businesses
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Back to school is prime time for businesses

For kids, going back to school might represent the worst part of the year, but for retailers it might as well be Christmas in July. It’s big business, and it’s only getting bigger; in 2016, the back to school market is set to grow by 2.6% to $829 billion, with people buying more than just pens and paper.

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