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  • Barbie at 54 finds her revenues sagging

     Barbie at 54 finds her revenues sagging
    Disturbing news this week for Barbie: Mattel reported that revenue from the doll fell 12% in the second quarter that ended June 30. That’s Barbie’s fourth straight quarterly sales slide. It’s tough to be a middle-aged female...
  • No Thanksgiving dinner: Shoppers hit Toys R Us and Best Buy

    No Thanksgiving dinner: Shoppers hit Toys R Us and Best Buy
    In the early evening, in the thick of Thanksgiving dinnertime, another round of retailers opened their doors to deal-hunting shoppers. Toys R Us began welcoming customers at 5 p.m. At the store in Bell Gardens, Cathleen Leal, 35, had been waiting...
  • 'Super Saturday' brings crowds, deals for last-minute shoppers

    'Super Saturday' brings crowds, deals for last-minute shoppers
    The parking lot was crowded. Streams of shoppers flowed around the Santa’s House erected in the middle of the center. Shoppers laden with bags jostled each other in long lines stretching from cashiers. It’s "Super Saturday" at the Grove...
  • Black Friday keeps growing: Target, Toys R Us to open on Thanksgiving

    Black Friday keeps growing: Target, Toys R Us to open on Thanksgiving
    At this rate, shoppers hoping to get in on "Black Friday" deals will have to eat their turkey for lunch, as both Target and Toys R Us announced plans to open Thanksgiving evening. In its earliest opening ever, Target said it will welcome bargain hunters...
  • Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint: Groupie Doll a repeat winner

    Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint: Groupie Doll a repeat winner
    A favorite won the second Breeders' Cup race in a row as Groupie Doll was a repeat winner of the $1-million Filly and Mare Sprint on Saturday at Santa Anita. The 5-year-old mare took the lead on the far turn, extended it to two lengths entering the...
  • Wal-Mart, Toys R Us unveil hot toy lists, holiday initiatives

    Wal-Mart, Toys R Us unveil hot toy lists, holiday initiatives
    Consider the holiday retail race to be in full swing, as both Wal-Mart and Toys R Us moved early Thursday to stake a claim in the competitive toy market. Discount behemoth Wal-Mart, which says it’s the largest toy seller in the nation, unveiled...
  • Who checks in stores before buying online? Everyone, says one study

    Who checks in stores before buying online? Everyone, says one study
    Showrooming: It’s a retail phenomenon that brick-and-mortar chains have hustled to shut down, in which shoppers check out products in person before buying them online at a discount. It’s a tactic that 100% of consumers have used at least...
  • Hasbro expands Marvel, 'Star Wars' deals as superhero toy sales slow

    Hasbro Inc., the country’s largest toymaker behind Southern California’s Mattel Inc., suffered a 16% slump in second-quarter profit as its boys category struggled to recoup last summer’s strength. During the period, which ended June...
  • Toys R Us to pay $180,000 to settle lawsuit alleging overcharging

    The parent company of Toys R Us and Babies R Us agreed to pay nearly $180,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging that the retailers overcharged Southland shoppers, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. The Wayne, N.J., business...
  • Mattel profit slumps 24%; Barbie sales keep sliding

    Mattel profit slumps 24%; Barbie sales keep sliding
    Barbie seems to be losing ground as the queen bee of doll-dom, as sales of the Mattel Inc. figurine slipped for the fourth straight quarter. Revenue from the fashion toy sank 12% in the second quarter, which ended June 30, the El Segundo-based company...
  • Light the Menurkey for Thanksgivukkah? Oy vey

    Light the Menurkey for Thanksgivukkah? Oy vey
    Gobble tov! Hanukkah is just 45 days away, and Christmas is coming right up! Forget Halloween candy and costumes. The upcoming holidays qualify as a shopping emergency. If you think I've lost my mind, don't. It's your sanity that may be on the line....