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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
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
Wal-Mart to offer free shipping on top holiday items

...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/2014-10-31/wal-mart-offer-free-shippi
Macy's, Target, others offer speedy holiday delivery options, including overnight and same day

...out that the growth UPS and FedEx are forecasting this season is below growth estimates for online spending by the retail industry.UPS forecasts it will deliver 585 million packages in December, an 11 percent increase over 2013, and FedEx expects...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-24/macys-target-others-offer-
Retail industry is no longer a safety net for unemployed

...tapped out," said John Challenger, the chief executive of Challenger Gray & Christmas, a consulting firm. The retail industry, which employs about 11.2 percent of all U.S. workers, has lost 843,100 positions since the recession began...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/08/23/bus_545435.shtml
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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-
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
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-
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