Mobile payment systems haven't found acceptance everywhere

...have successfully made NFC payments, such as with Apple Pay, Google Wallet and Softcard. Included are a few dozen retail chains that have signed up with Apple Pay. But I was surprised to find many locally run restaurants, nail salons, doctor's...

US retail sales rise at modest pace in October as greater hiring, cheaper gas boost spending

...largely disappointing sales reports this week from many retail chains, including Macy's, J.C. Penney and Kohl's...lower profits over the holiday shopping season.Outside retail chains, sales were mostly healthy. Online and catalog retail...

On The Move

...financial officer at Appling Healthcare System in Savannah, Ga. ARNOLD RUELASJob title: ManagerEmployer: BuckleWork experience: He previously was the management trainee at the Chattanooga, Tenn., store. He joined the retail chain in 2010.

Apple Pay application eases in-store, online shopping

...acceptance is one reason many people believe mobile payment is real this time. USING IT IN STORES: About two dozen retail chains are accepting Apple Pay at launch, and others are planning to do so by the end of the year.I was able to buy lunch...

Wal-Mart cuts health care for part-timers

...is among the last of its peers to cut health insurance for some part-time workers. In 2013, 62 percent of large retail chains didn't offer health care benefits to any part-time workers, according to Mercer, a global consulting company...

Holiday hiring in full swing

...all-encompassing."The store's full Christmas display has been set for two weeks, he added.Several big-box national retail chains haven't been reluctant to announce their seasonal hiring plans, and many are adding more employees than in 2013...

Gander Mountain opens Augusta store

...Augusta area Gander Mountain was just as interested in buying as taking a gander around the new outdoor store.The retail chain opened its 52,000-square-foot store Tuesday in Martinez, on Mason McKnight Jr. Parkway near the exit from Interstate...

Appling gains two new businesses

A pair of new Appling businesses, a local hardware store and a discount retail chain, will give residents in the outer area of Columbia County more convenient shopping options.

One for the books

...holiday to have it yanked from all store shelves by July 15.Costco Chief Financial Officer Richard Galanti had said the retail chain pulled D'Souza's book because it was not selling well and wasn't on The New York Times' best-seller list...

Frigid winter has given way to a warming economy

...month a year ago, the best April sales increase in nine years.Consumers spent more at furniture stores and other retail chains. Overall consumer spending soared 0.9 percent in March, the government said Thursday, the most in 4 ½ years...