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Wal-Mart urges suppliers to curb antibiotics, treat animals better

...any other store, has a history of using its retail muscle to change the way products are made and sold across the retail industry.Wal-Mart said it's asking meat producers, eggs suppliers and others to use antibiotics only for disease prevention...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-22/wal-mart-urges-suppliers-c
Wal-Mart profit falls on currency shifts, pay raises

...and J.C. Penney announced disappointing results despite low gas prices and improvements in the job market.The retail industry also is battling temporary issues, such as the labor dispute at West Coast ports that delayed shipments of merchandise...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-19/wal-mart-profit-falls-curr
Georgia's economic growth expected to outpace rest of country

...staff needed to educate them. On the other hand, government jobs will be under pressure from spending cuts. The retail industry is also changing."Due to the development of competing hubs elsewhere in Northeast Georgia as well as the growing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-12/georgias-economic-growth-e
These retailers could use some holiday cheer

...shoppers has intensified, making it difficult for stores to use the season that accounts for about 20 percent of the retail industry's annual sales to bounce back.Stores face cautious shoppers who are juggling stagnant wages and higher costs for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-05/these-retailers-could-use-
Macy's 3Q profit tops Street, cuts 2014 outlook

...the major retailers to report third quarter results, which should provide a glimpse into shoppers' mindset as the retail industry gears up for the critical holiday shopping season.J.C. Penney reports late Wednesday and Wal-Mart Stores Inc...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-12/macys-3q-profit-tops-stree
Wal-Mart tests matching prices with online rivals

...stores are being forced to step up their game for the holiday shopping season, which accounts for about 20 percent of retail industry's annual sales. The National Retail Federation, the nation's largest retail trade group, forecasts a 4.1...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-30/wal-mart-tests-matching-pr
Labor Day holiday geared more for shopping

Labor Day has become more than a holiday for rest, especially in the retail industry.The three-day holiday weekend is increasingly more geared toward shoppers looking to score deals on last-minute back-to-school...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-08-29/labor-day-h
Target taps outsider as CEO for first time in push to redefine itself with shoppers

...Cornell faces a daunting task, especially when considering how the slow economic recovery has pressured the broader retail industry. With lower-income customers still struggling, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has pushed low prices even more aggressively...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-31/target-taps-outsider-ceo-f
Kohl's holiday hiring to rise by a third

...hiring plans can indicate its expectations for the holiday shopping season, which accounts for 20 percent of the retail industry's annual sales, according to the National Retail Federation.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-17/kohls-holiday-hiring-rise-
Holiday sales seen rising 4.1%

...of the year, according to the nation's largest retail industry trade group.But industry watchers say shoppers will...on average account for nearly 20 percent of annual retail industry sales. The figure also provides some insight into...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-07/holiday-sales-seen-rising-