August 13, 2015

Kmart is taking a comedic approach to its back-to-school promotions this year with an eccentric ad campaign.

November 17, 2014

Luxury goods retailers face a new competitive challenge from a consignment Web site called Couture Within Reach that has the potential to siphon of traffic and sales.

September 23, 2014

Kmart has unveiled its annual Fab 15 holiday toy list, a week after Toys “R” Us announced its Fabulous 15.

September 4, 2014

Kmart is gearing up for the holiday shopping season and reminding customers, including Shop Your Way members, of its No Money Down Layaway program, which is now available.

November 25, 2013

The buzzwords abound — integrated retail, e-commerce — and consumers are becoming increasingly comfortable using these words. No matter what you call it, they are looking for and expecting the same thing: a seamless online to in-store or in-store to online experience.

October 29, 2013

Toys ‘R’ Us plans to launch an online version of its “The Great Big Toys"R"Us Wish Finder” holiday catalog Nov. 2. The retailer is also launching The Toys"R"Us Wish List Wizard, a free iOS and Android app that turns parents’ smartphones into a scanner and lets kids scan items they want in-store for automatic inclusion on a digital wish list.

October 21, 2013

Toys"R"Us has unveiled its 2013 holiday marketing plans, including a new television campaign that positions the store as the go-to destination for toys this holiday season.

October 15, 2013

Kmart is kicking off the holiday shopping season with the launch of a new lease-to-own program in time for Black Friday.

September 12, 2013

Toys"R"Us held a special preview event at its flagship location in NYC's Time Square. Speaking about the company's competitive advantages as it gears up for the holiday shopping season as well as the company’s omnichannel offerings and investments being made in its mobile capabilities were EVP and chief merchandising officer Richard Barry, as well as SVP and chief digital officer Fred Argir, respectively.

August 21, 2013

Walmart is kicking off its official start to the holiday season Friday, Sept. 13, with a no-fee layaway program.

July 30, 2013

Kmart is offering Shop Your Way members a chance to save at the pump while checking off their school supply and grocery shopping lists at select stores.

July 17, 2013

Kmart is kicking it old school this back-to-school season with its latest viral ad campaign, which features “yo momma” jokes.

December 10, 2012

A 4.1% third quarter same store sales decline and $105 million loss hasn’t diminished holiday spirits at Toys "R" Us.

October 18, 2012

Toys"R"Us has extended its free layaway program through Dec. 16. The program, announced in September, was originally slated to end on Oct. 31.

October 8, 2012

Kmart and Sears are eliminating layaway service fees, starting a layaway home-delivery service and new in-store mobile features for what the company expects to be the busiest shopping season since 2007.

October 3, 2012

Layaway program have become all the rage the past few years as retailers seeks to offer shoppers every conceivable convenience to capture every available sales dollar.

October 3, 2012

Sears Holdings is now offering its Kmart and Sears customers the option of 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.

October 3, 2012

Target this week entered the seasonal fray dominated so far by Walmart and Toys "R" Us attempting to outdo one another with announcements about their layaway offers, product reservation programs and top toy lists.

September 17, 2012

Fred's on Friday launched a holiday layaway plan featuring no fees and a down payment of only $1.

September 14, 2012

Walmart unveiled its top toy list Friday morning and couldn’t resist taking a shot at Toys "R" Us which launched a toy reservation program earlier in the week.

September 12, 2012

Get them in early and often seems to be the motto for Toys”R”Us this year, as the toy retailer is hoping new initiatives will encourage customers shop for holiday toys well before December.

September 7, 2012

The trend of doing away with layaway fees continues, this time with Kmart announcing that it has removed its layaway service fee both in stores and online through Nov. 17.

September 6, 2012

Walmart this week modified a layaway program that had yet to begin after Toys "R" Us said it wouldn’t charge a service fee and lifted minimum purchase requirements for its program.