Refine Search

  •  
  •  
US retail sales rose in July, aided by autos and restaurants

...grocers was flat.This reflects a broader change in the economy as shoppers are shifting away from large malls to online retailers, while generally spending less on traditional merchandise like clothing. And when they're at stores, shoppers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-13/us-retail-sales-rose-july-
Aiken Mall among shopping centers across nation struggling to survive

...actually seeing a lot of online-only retailers start to open brick-and-mortar locations," Wilke said. "Online retailers have found that their growth can really be accelerated when they have both an online and brick-and-mortar presence...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-07-17/aiken-mall-
Police, lawmaker decry cellphone case shaped like handgun

...a handgun, saying it could be mistaken for the real thing.U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York is urging online retailers to stop selling the case, and police are asking consumers not to buy it. Schumer says it lacks a required orange...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2015-07-08/police-lawmaker-decry-cell
Big retailers feel pressure on Confederate flag merchandise

...Tuesday, Sears Holding Corp. said it would begin removing Confederate flag merchandise from its website as did the online retailer eBay. Sears does not sell Confederate merchandise inside Sears or Kmart stores.The announcements follow that of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-23/big-retailers-feel-pressur
EBay sells Enterprise unit, tops profit expectations

...Enterprise business for $925 million and topped Wall Street expectations for its second-quarter earnings as the online retailer prepares to spin off PayPal.Shares rose more than 4 percent in morning trading Thursday.EBay had said in January...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-16/ebay-sells-enterprise-unit
EBay, PayPal outline plans for after split

...will keep trading under the "EBAY" symbol.As separate units, eBay faces stiff competition from Amazon and other online retailers that have gained market share from traditional brick-and-mortar stores. It also has to contend with the lingering...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-16/ebay-paypal-outline-plans-
Shoppers disappointed in much-hyped 'Prime Day' sales

...Christmas in July with its much-hyped "Prime Day" sale. But some shoppers found a lump of coal instead.The online retailer said Prime Day would offer bigger sales than those during the winter holiday shopping season. The goal was to boost...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-15/shoppers-disappointed-much
Mirror, mirror on the wall: Smart mirrors boost sales

...to recommend other products. The new technology that enables physical stores to collect much of the same data as online retailers raises privacy questions, but executives say customers are offered a choice and the data is protected.Stores are...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2015-05-16/mirror-mirror-wall-smart-mirrors-bo
EBay thinking smaller as it prepares for split from PayPal

...that make up 70 percent of the retail market. He said eBay is a "partner, not a competitor," perhaps a nod to online retailer Amazon, which is eBay's biggest competitor in the third-party seller area.Individual consumers are another...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-24/ebay-thinking-smaller-it-p
Shopgirl: Twitter adds some helpful new features

...not surprising news, Gap announced it will be shutting down Piperlime.com by the end 2015's first quarter.The online retailer (there's also one retail location in Manhattan) comprised less than one percent of Gap Inc.'s total revenue...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/smart-shopper/2015-01-29/shopgirl-twi