Talk about deja vu.
It's been only four months since shoppers dodged elbows and raced through the aisles to capture Black Friday's best deals. But the sales are making a comeback at Wal-Mart for spring, as the big box retailer looks to take a bite out of the growing home improvement sector.
On Friday, Wal-Mart is slashing prices and debuting deeper offerings in its outdoor living and lawn and garden segments. The move puts pressure on home improvement leaders Home Depot and Lowe's, which consider the critical spring selling season their version of Christmas.
"Nobody does Black Friday better than Wal-Mart, and we're bringing that same philosophy to our new outdoor living, lawn and garden event," said Michelle Gloeckler, senior vice president of the retailer's U.S. home division.
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For the spring kickoff, which ends March 29, Wal-Mart will offer 30 to 50 percent discounts on lawnmowers, patio furniture, charcoal grills and flowers. It will also match competitors' prices at the register. In addition to savings, the retailer expanded its offerings in a number of categories, including potting soil, and added a line of sheds.