Mart tries to shake winter with garden products sale
The world largest retailer said the move, which pits it against pandora rings home impro pandora rings vement rivals Home Depot and Lowe is aimed at luring shoppers who are looking to restore patios and gardens battered by severe winter weather. Retailers don typically discount new spring pandora rings merchandise so quickly and aggressively, opting to cut prices slightly throughout the season. This spring, however, will be more important to many retailers that were hurt by strong winter storms that kept shoppers indoors and forced stores to close hundreds of locations. Industry watchers say other retailers are like pandora rings ly to follow Wal Mart in offering promotions on home improvement merchandise, which has high profit margins. is trying to get growth, said Craig R. Johnson, president of retail consultancy Customer Growth Partners. early bird catches the worm. But Amanda Manna, a Lowe spokeswoman, said: expertise in home improvement allows us to serve customers as a partner throughout an entire home improvement project, from inspiration to completion. In the past, Wal Mart Stores, based in Bentonville, Ark., typically offered discounts on outdoor items or special buys throughout the season. This sale, which ends March 29, marks the first time it has pulled the items together to kick off a spring sale, Wal Mart said. Among the items that will be on sale: a seven piece Mainstays patio furniture set for $298, $15 stacking sling chairs, $88 Kingsford charcoal grills, and $144 lawn mowers brands like Murray and Snapper. Shoppers can also find five bags of Miracle Gro garden soil for $10 and bags of mulch for $1.97 each. During the height of the winter weather, Wal Mart closed more than 200 stores. discount stores posted a 0.4 percent decline in revenue at stores open at least a year for the fourth quarter, which encompasses the winter months.