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ALDI, Fareway, and the Value of Discount Grocery Stores

...then several stores that are roughly the same distance (a Super Target, two Wal-Mart Supercenters, an ALDI, two Sam's Clubs, and so on). Going to anything but that nearest Fareway adds at least a little city driving to that grocery shopping...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/simpledollar/2015-04-17/aldi-fare
Wal-Mart earns nearly $5 billion

...Wal-Mart's U.S. business saw total sales rise 4.1 percent to $79.5 billion in the quarter, while the Sam's Club division had a 1.3 percent increase to $14.8 billion.Wal-Mart's international business saw a 3.9 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-19/wal-mart-earns-nearly-5-bi
Nearly 40 percent of Wal-Mart workers to get pay raises

...10 an hour by February of next year. That includes the less than 6,000 workers who make the federal minimum wage. Sam's Club locations will offer a starting hourly wage of at least $9.50 or higher in all markets, and at least $10.50 by...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-19/nearly-40-percent-wal-mart
Many people join forces to help ensure veterans' success in civilian life

...work of the USC Aiken Veteran and Military Student Success Center, including the Aiken Wounded Warrior Golf Classic; Sam's Club; and the Aiken-Augusta Warrior Project. FOR ME, THERE is no more worthy investment than supporting those who have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-12-20/many-people-join
Augusta-area store opening times for Thanksgiving, Black Friday

...Staples: 246 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway; 933 Pine Log Road, Aiken7 A.M.? Stein Mart: 2834 Washington Road? Sam's Club: 596 Bobby Jones Expressway; 220 Jefferson Davis Highway, Aiken? PetSmart: 225 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway; 2527...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-25/augusta-area-store-opening
Rants & Raves

...their local community and respect themselves. EARLIER I POSTED a rant about someone taking my husband's wallet at Sam's Club, but guess what? That someone mailed the wallet to us. It had his green card in it. Thank you, thank you so much...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-14/rants-raves
Businesses fight to stop shopping on the holidays

...HomeGoods, will stay closed on Thanksgiving. Don't try to run to Publix for last minute fixin's. Dillard's, Sam's Club, PetCo, Burlington Coat Factory, Home Depot, Lowe's and GameStop will also be locked up. Finding time for turkey...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/tim-rausch/2014-11-06/businesses-
Six Strategies for Maximizing the Value of a Warehouse Club

...relatives about the compared merits of Sam's Club and Costco (our conclusion was...leave the parking lot from my local Sam's Club with a full tank of gas. The reason...people spoke highly of the pizza at Sam's Club ? while it's not my favorite pizza...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/simpledollar/2015-01-05/six-strat
Wal-Mart cuts profit outlook

...unchanged from a year ago, including flat sales at Sam's Clubs.Sam's Club, which is facing fierce competition from rival Costco...in its international business and 2.3 percent at Sam's Clubs.Wal-Mart said it now expects earnings per share...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/finance/2014-08-14/wal-mart-cuts-prof
The new family portrait? 3D-printed statue selfies

...are getting into 3-D statuary as well, with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. at the forefront. In July, at a newly opened Sam's Club in Montgomery, Illinois, and another outside Fort Worth, Tex., 3-D printers scanned shoppers' faces and placed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-10/new-family-portrait-3d-pri