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Start holiday shopping even earlier this year? Here’s what experts say

Getty Images| Getty Images News | Getty Images Consumers aren’t being stopped from purchasing by supply chain disruptions or rising prices. This is the latest retail sales numbersFigures show that U.S. shoppers are spending more quickly than they expected. However, the back-toschool and back to work trends drove higher transaction levels despite the inflation headwinds. […]

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Sam’s Club bets on bigger turkeys, more toys

Sam’s Club, a Walmart subsidiary, anticipates members will increase holiday decorations when they host more family and friend gatherings. Melissa Repko You can find more toys brands and larger turkeys, as well as taller Christmas trees. WalmartSam’s Club, a Sam’s Club-owned company, is betting that holiday celebrations will be big in the coming year. This […]

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How toy companies are grappling with shipping delays this holiday

One of the victims of the COVID-19 pandemic, a coronavirus-infected shopper, browses Target stores in King of Prussia (Pennsylvania), November 20, 2020. Mark Makela | Reuters Even from the porch of his home in Malibu, toy executive Isaac Larian can’t escape this holiday season’s biggest business challenge. He is able to see the Port of Los […]

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Best Buy takes its Totaltech membership program nationwide

At a Best Buy Orlando location, an employee brought a television for a customer. LightRocket | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images Best BuyTuesday’s announcement by the company was that they are launching an annual membership program in all 50 states. It also includes a perk to encourage people to join: access to rare […]

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Target offers employees extra $2 an hour for peak days of holiday season

New York, March 2, 2021: People walk past Target stores. Corbis News | Corbis News | Getty Images TargetOn Tuesday, the company announced that they will pay $2 more an hour to workers who take up shifts in peak periods of holiday season. Extra pay for store and service center workers who work weekends and […]

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Walmart to hire 150,000 U.S. store workers ahead of holiday season

A shopper at a Wal-Mart store in Secaucus, New Jersey. Reuters announced Wednesday it would hire approximately 150,000 U.S. employees, mostly permanent and full-time in order to be ready for the holiday rush.| Reuters Walmart said on Wednesday it was planning to hire about 150,000 new U.S. store workers, most of them permanent and full-time, […]

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Target kicks off deals Oct. 10 with price-matching

A customer shops the holiday section at a Target store in Clifton, N.J. Adam Jeffery | CNBC Target is trying to win over early-bird shoppers this holiday season with a promise that they will get the lowest prices on gifts. Target announced Wednesday that customers will now be able, for the first-ever time, to ask […]

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Why retailers are embracing buy now, pay later financing services

Supply chains are snarled and manufacturing is constrained. For weeks, headlines have been telegraphing a clear message to shoppers: This holiday season shop early. In the past, layaway plans may have been used to secure holiday gifts for early-bird shoppers and to pay them off over time. But many retailers — including the nation’s largest, […]

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Target expects staff to work 5 million more hours over the holidays

Target said Thursday that it is taking a different staffing approach this holiday season as it gears up for a rush of shoppers at stores and on its website: It will trim back seasonal hires and give more hours to existing employees. In all, the discounter said it expects current store staff — about 300,000 […]