Walmart expands to Christmas layaway

Walmart expands to Christmas layaway

After seeing high customer demand for layaway during last year's winter holiday season, Walmart is expanding the interest-free pay-over-time program for Christmas.

The new program will last a month longer than last year's and will include more items than the toys and electronics featured last year.

The world's largest retailer says its mostly lower-income shoppers are still having a hard time stretching their dollars to the next paycheck. A little more than three years into the economic recovery, shoppers, particularly in the low-income bracket, remain particularly hard hit by unemployment and other financial worries.

Read more in today's Oregonian.