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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