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Catalog retailer to close in spring

Service Merchandise Co. Inc. is going out of business...Road employs more than 45 people. Service Merchandise said employee severance and other...150 unexpired leases it holds. Service Merchandise was founded by Harry and Mary Zimmerman...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/01/08/bus_331715.shtml
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Shop chain changing its format

Service Merchandise Co., a national catalog retailer, announced Friday it is breaking...Beverly Smith. "Customers just pick up items and go pay for them." Service Merchandise, based in Brentwood, Tenn., began changing the format in its...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/05/bus_238098.shtml
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Catalog showroom sales decline

...chains and specialty stores, Service Merchandise has seen its sales slump...coming for quite a while." Service Merchandise, which was founded in 1934...effort to win back customers, Service Merchandise ditched its traditional large...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/12/16/bus_247571.shtml
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Business briefs

AROUND TOWN Service Merchandise completes shutdown Service Merchandise's Augusta store closed its doors for good Monday evening. Gary Meharg, who served as manager of the Augusta store on Wrightsboro Road, said other stores nationwide that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/03/26/bus_340945.shtml
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Do Good: Anita Tardy, Making Ends Meet Bargain Center

...go-for.' I go for this and I go for that. I do anything they tell me to do, except the cash register. Customer service, merchandise. I work with the customers, talking to them, straightening up."WHY SHE DOES IT: "What I liked about this...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2010-03-10/do-good-anita-tardy-m
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David Butler

...taking yearly trips to Myrtle Beach. He worked a number of years for Auto Supply Company, Advanced Auto Parts, Service Merchandise, Friedman Jewelers, taught and drove a bus for daycare. David was musically gifted. He played the guitar...

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Empty box fills with tools

...store is now open in Augusta's Richmond Plaza on Wrightsboro Road in a part of the storefront left vacant when Service Merchandise pulled out in 2002. The Camarillo, Calif.-based company offers more than 7,000 varieties of tools, including...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/08/02/bus_443053.shtml
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Retailers brace for returns

...smoothly. Stores such as Service Merchandise say they will keep a full...wait," said Gary Meharg, Service Merchandise store manager. "You should...don't always require it. Service Merchandise, for example, can track...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/12/24/bus_248260.shtml
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Business briefs

...million at the same point Tuesday. Service Merchandise cuts jobs BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - Service Merchandise is trimming 1,750 full-time employees...competition as reasons for the latest cuts. Service Merchandise filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/01/11/bus_305841.shtml
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Vacant retail space: You blight up my life

...situation hasn't improved. If anything, the problem has grown worse as major retailers such as Montgomery Ward, Service Merchandise, Kitchen & Co. and Jumbo Sports have left the area. And it doesn't help when retailers such as Best Buy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/07/07/bus_346953.shtml
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