Back-to-school shopping is an annual tradition most parents and students have experienced at one point or another. (Remember the anxiety of choosing which lunchbox you should get?)

Well, back-to-school shopping looks a little different this year due to Covid-19. Here are some stats for you:

-No surprise here, in addition to the usual school supplies, masks and hand sanitizer are the hot items. 70% of parents say their back-to-school shopping will include some sort of PPE.

-Maybe some good news? Parents are spending less this year on backpacks, school clothes & shoes & locker accessories.

-20% of parents started their back-to-school shopping earlier in the year (to avoid any shortages on items).

-And lastly, for the kids that get excited to select the perfect binder colour or the coolest pencil case…..fewer parents will be letting the kids tag along for the shopping experience this year.

However you are approaching the back-to-school experience we wish you all the best. In the meantime, enjoy the last couple weeks of summer!