holiday season

Post-Christmas Deals Abound After Disappointing Retail Season

The day after Christmas is probably not a great day to be hitting the mall. But there are some good sales to be found today and over the next couple of days, and in many cases they're online sales that don't require you to brave the mall. Here are a few to check out.

Retailers Report Slower Sales Growth in Sept

Americans slowed down their spending in September as they took a pause after wrapping up their back-to-school buying, according to monthly reports from major retailers released Thursday.

Christmas Music Already at McDonald's: Lovin' It?

Your ears do not deceive you. Many McDonald's restaurants have already started pumping out holiday music. Hey, when MCD corporate sends its monthly CD, you play it. But isn't a tad early? Or are we ready, even before trick or treating, for the sounds of holly, jolly Christmas cheer?

Toys R Us Releases Hot Toy List for 2011

When it comes time for children both naughty and nice to make their holiday shopping lists and check them twice, they may have a few things in common. Click inside for a peek at why Toys R Us thinks these will be some of the hottest toys of the 2011 holiday season.

At Walmart This Holiday Season: Higher Toy Prices

Walmart Stores increased prices of thousands of toys at each store this month, as the world's largest retailer looks to turn around its trend of negative same-store sales by spurring holiday-season revenue, Bloomberg News reported.

UPS Predicts 7.5% Jump in Holiday Shipping for 2010

As UPS gears up for its busiest time of year by hiring about 50,000 temporary workers, the world's largest package-delivery service said it expects to ship about 7.5% more packages this holiday season than it did a year ago.

Amazon to Hire 12,500 Temp Workers for Holidays

Amazon will hire more than 12,500 temporary workers for its U.S. fulfillment centers during the holiday season as the world's largest online retailer gears up for its busiest time of year.

Amazon: Lots of Help Wanted for the Holidays

Amazon has positions to fill in three fulfillment centers in two states. It's joining other retailers such as Toys 'R' Us and Kohl's is adding scads of temporary hires for 2010 holiday sales crunch -- the most since 2007.

Aiming for Amazon: Retailers Join New Web Shipping Service

Retailers such as Toys R Us, Rockport and Borders hope to grow their Web sales with a new shipping service called ShopRunner.com. Much like Amazon's Prime program, consumers pay $79 per year for a membership, which lets them ship as many orders as they want from ShopRunner's retail partners.

Kohl's to Hire 40,000 Temps for the Holiday Season

Retailer Kohl's said on Wednesday that it plans to hire 40,000 temporary workers during this year's holiday season at stores, distribution centers and credit operations nationwide -- 7,000 more than last year. The shopping season this year has been forecast to be stronger than it was in 2009.

Good news? Holiday spending to be flat

Holiday sales are expected to be flat in the United States this year. This is an improvement over last year, when holiday sales dropped 2.4 percent....