Christmas and holiday season

Walmart's Thanksgiving Opening May Add Nothing to Bottom Line

Walmart's Black Friday plan to open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving with doorbuster deals is forcing other retailers to follow suit. This shift may or may not prove a winner with shoppers, but it's already upsetting retail workers -- and it may not even make a difference in boosting sales.

Toys R Us Takes Aim at Holidays with Hot Toy Reservation Program

Toys R Us is hoping to have a happy holiday shopping season this year by making it easier on parents. The company is launching a free Hot Toy Reservation program that will allow customers to reserve popular toys before they're in stock, sparing them the mad dash to the store later.

How Kohl's Plans to Lure You in for the Holidays

Kohl's CEO Kevin Mansell thinks he knows the holiday-season recipe that can pull his retail chain out of the slump it has been in lately. The key ingredients: rock bottom prices and more exclusive designer collections.