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By  Stephanie Springer  - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The economy is hitting retail stores hard with retailers predicting the worst back to school shopping season in several years.

Analysts are predicting a drop in back to school sales for the first time since 1995. In fact, The National Retail Federation expects families to spend about 8 percent less this year than last.

Local parents say times are tough and buying things to go back to school can get expensive.

With parents putting more of their money towards the supplies on their child's school list, clothing and shoe sales are supposed to suffer the most according to a recent study.

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