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Retailers scrap for last-week holiday sales

  • 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.
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  • tenspeedr
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    My hope is WAL-Mart's sales are flatter then a hotcake for this holiday season. Having spent a career there and being treated so unkindly by management since the death of Mr. Sam I wish them nothing but Karma. One of the worst places to work for all time, and I was one of the lucky ones. I was very well paid, very well for what I did. Unfortunately most people working there can't make that claim. But they should listen to a few people on the outside. Just as I stayed there and was productive due to my rate of pay, others would feel the same if they were compensated moire fairly as I was.
    17 Dec 2013, 11:30 AM Reply Like
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