Back to School (BTS) is expected to be strong this year for Suppliers as the first big shopping event since the COVID-19 pandemic started – and certainly relative to the lackluster season many experienced in 2020. At Harvest Group, our retail experts have been working with clients across categories to ensure a successful Back to School season. 

In this Back to School Guide, Walmart category experts across General Merchandise, Personal Care, Grocery, and Replenishment offer their top advice for all Suppliers (not just “traditional” Back to School Suppliers) preparing for Back to School after the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Download the free guide for insights on the following across categories:

  • General Advice for Suppliers this Back to School Season
  • Major Differences for Planning for 2021 BTS vs 2020
  • The top 3-5 things brands should be conscious of when planning for BTS this year


Overall, proactive planning for supply chain delays, paying close attention to instocks, and considering increased demand across categories will be key for Suppliers this Back to School season. We hope these tips will help you prepare for a successful Back to School season! 

Want to talk about your Back to School strategy? Email Mike Harvey at mharvey@harvestgroup.com to set up a time to chat.

Rachel Majors

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