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Retailers keeping tabs on consumers' return habits

...information is being collected about them."The retail industry says it's not about monitoring the majority of its...senior vice president of retail operations at the Retail Industry Leaders Association, says organized retail crime...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-08-11/retailers-keeping-tabs-con
Shoppers hit local stores after Christmas in search of good deals

...planned to stop next at Hamrick's across the street. "We're staying in North Augusta, though."For many in the retail industry, Dec. 26 has become one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Consumers wanting to use gift cards, make returns...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2013-12-26/shoppers-hi
NY profiling claims expose retailers' use of shoplifting suspects' detention, fines

...Our policy of exercising our right to pursue a civil recovery payment is consistent with common practice in the retail industry and within the parameters of the law," she said.Many retailers detain suspected shoplifters, industry experts...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-12-16/ny-profiling-claims-expose
Retailers report strong gains for August, delivering stores a decent back-to-school season

...activity. And while only a small group of merchants representing roughly 13 percent of the $2.4 trillion U.S. retail industry report monthly revenue figures, the August numbers still offer a glimpse at how Americans are spending.The revenue...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-08-30/retailers-report-strong-ga
Retailers' strong October sales could hurt the holiday shopping season

...hit the East Coast. And only a handful of retailers representing about 13 percent of the $2.4 trillion U.S. retail industry report monthly results, which are based on revenue at stores opened at least a year. Home improvement chains like...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-11-01/retailers-strong-october-s
Penney has fourth straight quarterly loss and sales decline

...During the fourth quarter that ended Feb. 2, Penney's revenue at stores opened at least a year ? a figure the retail industry uses to measure of a store's health ? dropped 31.7 percent.That's on top of hefty drops in the previous three...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-02-27/penney-has-fourth-straight
Companies rush to blame bad news on payroll tax increase

...more ? hardly the marginal purchases that mid-level restaurant chains must worry about, says Brian Sozzi, a retail industry analyst with NBG Productions. The company also did brisk business in flooring, a product set that tends to track...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-03-03/companies-rush-blame-bad-n
March retail sales tepid due to cold weather, worries

...about 6 percent of the $2.4 trillion in U.S. retail industry sales."It's kind of like Ryan Gosling's SAT...Judith Russell, an analyst with The Robin Report, a retail industry strategy newsletter. A clearer picture of retail...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-04-11/march-retail-sales-tepid-d
Retailers report modest gains for April as cold weather lingers

...habits. In total, the retailers that report monthly data represent about 6 percent of the $2.4 trillion in U.S. retail industry sales.Among the big winners for April were Ross Stores Inc. and TJX Cos., which operates TJ Maxx and Marshalls...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-05-09/retailers-report-modest-ga
Search committee in place to find new leader for Development Authority of Columbia County

...the county to focus more on retail."They're going to have to build those same type of relationships with the retail industry just like they're doing with the industrial industry," Wills said of Post's replacement. "They're both important...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2013-01-23/search-comm