When it comes to selling products on the retail level, two times of the year really stand out. The first is the holiday season, which kicks off each year with Black Friday, also known as the busiest shopping day of the year. The other time of year doesn’t have a specific launch date. Rather, it’s an entire season that begins in late July and early August and continues through Labor Day, when the need to go back-to-school shopping gets really serious.
Each year, retailers, online shopping sites and companies that sell school supplies like computers and electronics get a boost from the back-to-school buyer, and this year will likely be no exception. We’ve already seen strong retail sales in July, and though August sales could be slower than normal due to pressure in the drought-challenged farm-belt states, shoppers still will be fighting the crowds at malls throughout the country in an effort to get themselves and their kids outfitted for the classroom.
So, what companies are positioned best to take advantage of the seasonal shopping spree? Here are 5 back-to-school all-star stocks.