November 7, 2014

Toys ‘R Us Inc. on Friday announced an array of holiday marketing initiatives along with the news that its stores  will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day Thursday, Nov. 27, the same time as 2013, and will remain open through 11 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 28, offering doorbusters and deals.

November 3, 2014

Sears Holiding Company joined the growing list of retailers with extended shopping hours on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. 

October 29, 2014

Shoppers plan to spend more during the upcoming holiday season with omnichannel shoppers having even higher spending expectations.

October 29, 2014

Toys 'R' Us Inc. is releasing The Great Big Christmas Book, the company’s annual holiday gift guide.

September 23, 2014

While it might still be September, Toys “R” Us isn’t wasting any time announcing what they clearly consider to be some newsworthy changes set to take effect this holiday season.

September 4, 2014

Kmart is offering a no-money-down layaway program to members of the Shop Your Way loyalty program for the holiday season, starting Sept. 4.

November 14, 2013

Three quarters of results and a hat-trick of disappointments — Walmart U.S. again failed to achieve its guidance of flat comps in Q3, reporting a decline of 0.3%.

August 21, 2013

Walmart will offer customers free layaway with no opening fee for the holidays.

December 27, 2012

When it comes to mobile commerce and digital solutions, Sears Holdings has evolved into a best-in-class company, one that has truly embraced the cross-channel shopping experience. Seeking ways to make shopping more convenient for its customers, the chain was among the first to offer visibility to in-store inventory, as well as the ability to buy online and pick up in-store.

October 18, 2012

Toys “R” Us announced that it is extending its free layaway program through Dec. 16, due to significant positive response by consumers.

October 8, 2012

Kmart and Sears are gearing up for the holiday shopping season with the elimination of layaway service fees, a new layaway home delivery service and an enhanced in-store mobile experience.

October 3, 2012

Sears Holdings Corp. said Wednesday that its namesake and Kmart stores will offer ship-to-home delivery for items purchased through online layaway.

October 3, 2012

A survey of 2,339 shoppers by found that 34% are at least somewhat likely to purchase items on layaway this holiday season.

September 19, 2012

Fred’s Super Dollar announced that it is launching a holiday layaway plan featuring no fees and a down payment of only $1.

September 14, 2012

Walmart announced its Top 20 Toy List for the upcoming holidays and said the items are available now at Walmart stores in time for the retailer's layaway program, which launches this Sunday.

September 12, 2012

Toys “R” Us’ holiday 2012 plans include a “hot toy” reservation program, free and expanded layaway services and offering more exclusive toys from branded manufacturers along with more proprietary products.

September 7, 2012

Sears Holdings Corp. said that both its Sears and Kmart banners would waive layaway fees for the holidays, allowing shoppers to open interest-free pay-over-time programs at both stores and online with no customary initial fees.

September 4, 2012

Toys “R” Us said that it will waive upfront service fees for its holiday layaway program, kicking off immediately and running through Oct. 31.

September 4, 2012

Wal-Mart Stores said it has lowered its holiday layaway fee from $15 to $5, saying that the move is in response to customer feedback.

December 16, 2011

There is a heartwarming story playing out at Kmart stores throughout the Midwest: Anonymous donors are paying off strangers' layaway accounts, buying the Christmas gifts, especially toys and children’s clothing, that the families might otherwise have a hard time paying, the Associated Press reported.

November 15, 2011

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. posted the first quarterly revenue gain in its U.S. namesake business in more than two years, but the discounter's profit was down 2.9%.

October 24, 2011

Walmart on Monday said it will offer shoppers gift cards if they buy items and then see lower prices at other stores during the holiday season.

October 4, 2011

Toys "R" Us Inc. will expand its layaway program and incorporate flexible payment options in order to spur holiday sales.

September 8, 2011

Wal-Mart Stores will introduce a holiday layaway plan effective Oct. 17 through Dec. 16.