By Paul Kurtz
BENSALEM, Pa. (CBS) — Halloween is more than a month away, but it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at many stores in the area.READ MORE: Philadelphia Police Announce Arrest Of Teen In Shooting Of 7 People Outside Golf & Social Club, Highlight Encouraging Trend
If you walk into a retail store today, there’s a good chance you will see a Christmas display. Retailers are hoping to maximize sales by getting an extra early jump this year.
Shoppers at Kohl’s wonder where they draw the line.READ MORE: Philadelphia Hospitals Seeing Sharp Increase In Number Of Children With COVID-19, Rising RSV Infections
“Way too soo, definitely. Let’s get to Halloween first.”
“Never seen it this early. They’re just pushing it harder and harder and harder. Pretty soon it will be out all year.”
Kohl’s is not alone here. K-Mart and Big Lots have their displays up. Walmart has already begun their Christmas lay-away program — a month earlier than last year.MORE NEWS: Part Of MLK Drive Reopens To Vehicles For First Time Since Start Of Pandemic
Holiday sales make up about 25-percent of profits for many department stores, according to the International Council of shopping centers.