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Houstonians Keep Outspending Rest of Country in Back-To-School Shopping

This weekend is tax free holiday; parents spending less on electronics

Jeff Buhr, partner at Deloitte, says more than 70 percent of Houston parents say they will take advantage of the sales tax-free weekend for back-to-school shopping.

This Friday is the first day of the sales tax-free weekend, presenting an extra incentive for students and parents to get their back-to-school shopping done.

Consulting firm Deloitte recently released its annual back-to-school consumer study.

To learn more about the shopping habits of Houstonians, we spoke with Jeff Buhr, partner at Deloitte.

Click on the audio above to listen to the interview.


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Florian Martin

Florian Martin

Business Reporter

Florian Martin is currently the News 88.7 business reporter. Florian’s stories can frequently be heard on other public radio stations throughout Texas and on NPR nationwide. Some of them have earned him awards from Texas AP Broadcasters, the Houston Press Club, National Association of Real Estate Editors, and Public Radio...

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