Among the new releases, national chain Party City wants you to know it has stocked its 800-plus stores with cheap, delightfully tacky Cinco de Mayo accessories (think Mexican sombreros and such), Walmart is playing up its array of grocery items ("I went to Walmart and got everything I need to make my specialty, Cheesy Tuna Casserole"), and JC Penney -- whose stock rose earlier this week when the CEO of one of its major suppliers, PVH Corp. (Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, etc.), said that his company's sales at the department store have been strong -- reminds you that Mother's Day is coming up fast.
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