Window Shopping


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, especially in store windows.

The concept of holiday store windows is said to have started back in the early 1870's with Macy's. Over the years many other major retailers such as Bloomingdale’s have jumped on board with designs of their own. Now the concept has become a sort of competition with stores trying to make their window displays bigger and better than those around them.  read more »

Holiday Shopping Hours


Toys “R” Us is opening its doors on Thanksgiving Day but not everyone is thankful for the early opportunity.

The retail toy giant has announced that it will open up for shopping at 5 PM on Thanksgiving Day and remain open until 11 PM on Black Friday. This will give people 30 full hours to cross some items off their holiday gift lists.  read more »

Making a Comeback


JC Penney is making a comeback; and it's all thanks to an unlikely group of shoppers.

The aging department store is starting to recover thanks to a new business plan that includes upgrading its line of designers and targeting younger clients. The company's chief merchant says young men ages 25 to 35 are driving big growth. He says they have money to spend and are very opinionated about the style and fit of their clothes.

In addition to upgrading what's available the store is also appealing to millennials with a variety of beauty lines, appliances and a focus on clothes for children. And the changes seem to be working. JC Penney predicts a steady growth of 3% over the next couple of years. And it's not just JC Penney looking for a reboot.  read more »