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Edgefield distillery gaining share of local market

...South Carolina legislators dropped the biennial license fee to $5,000 for micro-distilleries and allowed on-site retail sales.Long said when Carolina Moon opened last December, there were only a handful of other businesses like theirs in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-01-23/edgefield-d
US stocks fall on dismal retail report and a slow growth outlook; Investors flee to bonds

...Canally, an investment strategist for LPL Financial. "People are more worried."The Commerce Department reported that retail sales fell 0.9 percent in December, the biggest decline since January last year.The drop was a surprise to many investors...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-14/us-stocks-fall-dismal-reta
Holiday shopping slump: US retail sales fell in December

WASHINGTON - U.S. retail sales stumbled last month in a sign consumers...declined and hiring picked up.Retail sales fell a seasonally adjusted 0...a note to clients. "As such, retail sales will strengthen again before too...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-14/holiday-shopping-slump-us-
3 major teen retailers face sales declines during crucial time

...after each posted weak sales for the fall.Teen retailers are facing ho-hum results at a time when overall U.S. retail sales are up 5.1 percent over the past 12 months, the Commerce Department said Thursday.It's a major shift for teen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-11/3-major-teen-retailers-fac
Fed likely to note gains but signal no rate increase

...by recent gains in construction, auto purchases and retail sales, keep improving, a rate increase could come sooner. Yet...jobs in November, the most in nearly three years. Retail sales surged last month. So did auto sales.Mark Zandi...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-15/fed-likely-note-gains-sign
Martha Letizia

...latter part of her life in Augusta, Georgia to be with her family. Martha was retired after working many years in retail sales and was a most loving and caring mother and grandmother, and the matriarch of her family. Survivors include her loving...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000173509245
Beacons pop up in stores ahead of holidays

...of shopping is still done in stores. E-commerce is fast-growing but accounts for only about 9 percent of total retail sales, according to Forrester Research. Beacons merge in-store shopping with mobile access to information - and data shows...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-04/beacons-pop-stores-ahead-h
US retail sales rise at modest pace in October as greater hiring, cheaper gas boost spending

WASHINGTON - U.S. retail sales rose modestly in October, evidence...Commerce Department said Friday that retail sales rose 0.3 percent last month after...that holiday sales ? defined as retail sales in November and December ? will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-14/us-retail-sales-rise-modes
Chrysler 3Q earnings up 32 pct. on rising sales

...worldwide sales grew 18 percent in the quarter to 711,000 vehicles. Most of the increase in was in the U.S., where retail sales grew 20 percent largely because of the new Jeep Cherokee small SUV and Chrysler 200 sedan.Chrysler's U.S. market...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-05/chrysler-3q-earnings-32-pc
Tax hike is a poor lesson

...adviser) could be as much as $381 million.It is teaching them that income plans based on optimistic forecasts of retail sales, as opposed to the recent record of sales declines, can be used to hoodwink the public.It is teaching them that promises...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-10-28/tax-hike-poor-lesson