NEW YORK (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — J.C. Penney is expanding the baby products it sells at stores beyond clothing as the retailer joins the many other chains trying to claim some of the Babies R Us sales up for grabs.

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Shoppers walk past signage for a JC Penney department store. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

The Plano-based chain is opening baby shops in 500 stores that are near now-shuttered Babies R Us locations, now that Babies R Us owner Toys R Us has liquidated. Starting Aug. 30, J.C. Penney will sell in stores items like cribs, high chairs, strollers and car seats that it had formerly sold on its website only.

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The parking lot at a Babies “R” Us store sits nearly empty on January 24, 2018. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

A number of retailers, like Walmart, Target, BuyBuy Baby and Amazon, are trying to attract former Babies R Us shoppers by adding more baby products, offering subscription baby supply services, enlisting pregnant celebrities for promotions, or helping people recreate their gift registries.

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