Lower gas prices fuel convenience store sales

...Sprint station was $1.95 per gallon."When you drive down the road and you see even a teeny difference, you go into that store," said Hartman, who was pouring a cup of coffee at the Sprint store in Clearwater. "I get my coffee. I go and get...

Area's second Walmart Neighborhood Market opens in Martinez

...introduced its first Neighborhood Market to metro Augusta in late 2013, with a store on Evans to Locks Road in Martinez. That store is about 6,000 square feet smaller and is inside a former Food Lion.

These retailers could use some holiday cheer

...are using information easily available on their smartphones to hold out for ever-better deals. All of that means that stores have had to discount more - and earlier - this holiday shopping season."If you're a retailer on the edge, it's...

Holiday shoppers rush out for last-minute purchases

...accessories and items in the men's department comprise most purchases made in the days before Christmas.Batte added that store activity last weekend was "pretty comparable" to that of Thanksgiving weekend."The last five to six days of the...

SRS officials detail future nuclear waste storage plans

...for additional space to store processed waste because of a delay opening a permanent federal repository. Two buildings that store canisters from the Defense Waste Processing Facility are nearly full, and a third building costing $130 million won't...

WifeSaver, almost 50, changing with times

...he said. "He would put an owner-operator in there, a guy that had sweat equity. He could make a good living in that store." Because that business model isn't viable in this age, the south Augusta location wasn't sold to a new owner...

Fire damages south Georgia town

...later it was burning throughout, Burch said.Burch said the store is important to victims of domestic violence."That store completely furnished three families a month with everything they needed," she said. "Clothes, furniture, [kitchenware...

Bass Pro Shops backs out of Columbia County deal

...and Flowing Wells Road.Cross said company officials said they didn't think the Augusta market was big enough for that store and one being built by its competitor, Cabela's Inc.Cabela's announced on July 25 ? the day after Bass Pro Shops...

Rants & Raves

...an employee of a North Augusta store all summer. Yet, this district manager forced an employee to quit their job at that store, simply because the employee shared an apartment with a female employee of the store and her husband who doesn't even...

Work underway on area's first Wal-Mart market

...It's a lot of labor."This is Wal-Mart's first neighborhood market in the metro Augusta area."People will shop that store and they know that," Harmon said.A second neighborhood market store is planned on 15th Street and Walton Way in Augusta...