- Toys R Us will stay open from 6:00 a.m. this Saturday until 9:00 p.m. Christmas Eve as it vies for late holiday season sales.
- Though falling short of Kohl's 100 straight hour blitz, the toy seller will be on the high end in the sector.
- What to watch: The expected rush in retail due to stormy weather and the late Thanksgiving will test the back-end of major retailers more than in past years. Companies with the most efficient 'buy online and pick up in stores' programs could see an edge. Gap (GPS), Macy's (M +0.3%), GameStop (GME +0.3%), and Wal-Mart (WMT -0.4%) have had some success in this area.