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Retailers look to woo shoppers from rivals as Amazon grows

Toys and TVs at J.C. Penney, Barbies at Best Buy, kitchen appliances like wine refrigerators at B.J.’s. As the holiday shopping season officially kicks off Thursday, shoppers may find some surprises at their favorite stores.

Video: Hot holiday toys

The holidays are fast approaching and that means it’s time to start shopping. The Toy Insider is out with its list of this year’s hot holiday toys.

Walmart releases Black Friday details

The deals will be available starting at 12:01 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning and stores will open for in-store shopping later that day.

Department stores: Macy’s sales fall, Kohl’s profit drops

Like many retailers, Macy’s and Kohl’s have wrestled with weak sales as customers go online. Department stores, which are heavily dependent on clothing sales, are seeing more competition there as Amazon expands further into fashion.

Meijer announces Black Friday details

Meijer has announced its weeklong Black Friday deals which start Nov. 19 and continue through Nov. 25, with additional one-day deals on Thanksgiving and Black Friday and with special Santa Bucks savings on Saturday.

Target releases Black Friday ad

This year the retailer is making more than 100 Black Friday deals available November 22 on Target.com for REDcard holders only.