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Brick-and-Mortar Retail Still Rules Back-to-School Season: Chart

Despite the rise of Inc., parents still do most of their back-to-school shopping at brick-and-mortar shops. Almost 90 percent of school supplies will be purchased in traditional stores this year, according to a survey of parents by Bizrate Insights, a division of Connexity. But more spending is shifting to the internet each year: 46 percent of K-12 parents plan to do some online shopping -- up from 36 percent last year -- according to the National Retail Federation.