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Eighth area Barney's Pharmacy set to open in May

Local independent pharmacy retail chain Barney's Pharmacy will open its eighth metro area location at the end of May.Renovations are underway inside a former Kentucky...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-08/eighth-area-barneys-pharma
Bill Gates repeats at top of Forbes' list of billionaires

...year with a net worth of $72.7 billion. In fourth place was Amancio Ortega, the Spanish co-founder of clothing retail chain Zara, with a net worth of $64.5 billion. Rounding out the top five was Larry Ellison, founder of technology company...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-02/bill-gates-repeats-top-for
Bill Gates tops 'richest' list

...year with a net worth of $72.7 billion. In fourth place was Amancio Ortega, the Spanish co-founder of clothing retail chain Zara, with a net worth of $64.5 billion. Rounding out the top five was Larry Ellison, founder of technology company...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-02/bill-gates-tops-richest-list
Two Augusta Mall stores close

...should be filled quickly, Wilke said.He said interest in secondary markets, like Augusta, is increasing among many retail chains. Demand is at an "all-time high" for space at the mall, which is coming off its most successful year, Wilke...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-01-12/two-augusta
Augusta-area retailers satisfied with 2014 holiday sales

...retailers such as Wal-Mart and Costco appear to take the crown for most sales in De cember.While most national retail chains have yet to post their holiday earnings, the few companies that have indicated mixed results.In a report released...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-01-08/augusta-are
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/smart-shopper/2014-11-13/mobile-payme
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-14/us-retail-sales-rise-modes
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-10-25/apple-pay-application-eases-store-o
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-07/wal-mart-cuts-health-care-
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.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-06-15/appling-gai