Dillard’s Inc. has had some tough times lately. The Little Rock retail chain’s stock price, which peaked above $140 last April, was trading in the high $80s last week — having rebounded from $61 in early January.
J.C. Penney reported stronger-than-expected sales for the third-quarter, but the department store operator's failure to raise its forecast for the year appeared to add to worries that the holiday shopping season could turn out to be a dud.
The nation's consumers shopped the winter clearance racks in January, resulting in strong sales during the month for a diverse group of retailers. But analysts expect shoppers to pull back as the deals dry up and Americans digest rising gas prices.
Retailers including Wal-Martare doing everything they can to make it easier for more finicky shoppers to spend money during the holidays. Here's a closer look at the incentives some retailers have begun offering this year.
Retailers from Wal-Mart to Macy's are doing everything they can to make it easier for more finicky shoppers to spend during the holidays. Several are opening on Thanksgiving Day. Some are offering free layaway and shipping. Many are matching in-store prices with cheaper online deals.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville is upping the ante on the holiday shopping season, planning to open its doors open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, two hours earlier than a year ago. So how are competitors responding?
Give a Macy's elf a colorful makeover and enter a contest that could result in your elf design being transformed into a Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon. It's all happening from 5-10 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 14) at Dickey-Stephens Park, North Little Rock.