Just ahead of the holiday shopping season, Walmart is trying to make it easier for its online shoppers to return products to third-party sellers as the battle with Amazon intensifies.
By the start of the holiday season, the mass merchant plans to make available same-day delivery via Shipt to most stores nationwide.
The locations will sit alongside its Halloween City shops and run through the holiday season.
1999: After entering the online toy market in 1998, Toys R Us endured a disastrous 1999 Christmas period, failing to deliver many gifts in time for December 25.
Tiffany & Co reported a 8.5 percent rise in quarterly sales, boosted by strong demand for its high-end silver and gold fashion jewelry during the holiday shopping season.
Dick's Sporting Goods' revenue and same-store sales for the holiday quarter fall short of analysts' estimates.
American Eagle's sales at stores topped analysts' estimates for the holiday shopping quarter, helped by robust demand for its Aerie line of lingerie.
J.C. Penney's revenue and same-store sales for the holiday quarter fall short of analysts' expectations.
The closure comes following a 2.5% sales increase during the holiday season, but uncertainty over whether Nordstrom family members will take the company private lingers.
With 38.2% sales growth in the final quarter, Amazon was one of the clear winners over the holiday season.