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2017 WGN-TV Back to School Kids Fair

Each passing day in August brings us one day closer to that most bittersweet of late-summer events: the first day of school. For Chicago students, one of  the surest signs that the school year is around the corner is the WGN-TV Back-to-School Kids Fair. Every summer, WGN’s Fair gives Chicago families a little extra help in getting ready…

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Back to School Cooking Demo with MasterChef Junior’s Addison Osta-Smith!

Looking to liven up your mealtime routine for the coming school year? Stop by Abt on Wednesday, August 16th, for a cooking demonstration with MasterChef Junior winner Addison Osta-Smith. Addison will be in the BlueStar kitchen—located in the Abt atrium—preparing some of her favorite Back to School meals. There will be plenty of delicious dishes to go around,…

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Make College Move-In Day Easier with Abt2School

Calling all college students: As August anxiously approaches, we are forced to come to terms with the inevitable: summer is coming to a close and that means it’s time to start thinking about (brace yourself) going back to school. While most companies associate “back to school” with the products, our goal is to shift the focus from product to…

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Dorm Room Must Haves with Abt on Chicago’s WLS

This morning, our go-to local news host, Josh Davis, was with Chicago’s WLS Channel 7 showing off some great products to add to a new college student’s dorm room.  Studies have shown that dorm rooms are becoming less basic and are actually incorporating high end electronics.  All the products seen in the video can be purchased directly off abt.com.  Check out this morning’s segment…

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WGN Kid’s Day Fair!

Abt made a special appearance at Chicago’s WGN Kid’s Day Fair yesterday morning.  It was a great turn out with over 2,500 kids showing up playing games, taking picture with Benny the Bull and other WGN Channel 9 personalities. Abt was handing out rulers, pencils, pens, backpacks and  squeezable Abt Truck toys all to help promote excitment for the upcoming…

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Consumer Electronics Sales to Rise for Back to School

According to the National Retail Federation,  back-to-school spending on CE and computers is expected to increase 12 percent to nearly $7.2 billion this year.  The industry trade group based its projection on an annual consumer survey, conducted by BIGresearch, showing that families with kids in grades K-12 plan to spend an average of $189.51 on computers, cellphones, MP3…

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