NEW YORK -- Supermarkets can hope to gain incremental dollars spent on back-to-school merchandise this summer, according to numbers released here last week by American Express. hopping. Teens alone are expected to spend $124 on BTS purchases, 10% more than the $113 they spent a year ago. "Our survey indicates that parents are feeling confident about the future and plan to indulge during the 2000 back-to-school shopping season," said John Theiss, vice president of retail industries for ...

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