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Dollar Tree buys Family Dollar

...customers who go to them are facing persistent job instability and slow wage growth in the aftermath of the recession. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Kroger Co. also have been opening smaller store formats to directly compete with dollar stores. During its...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-28/dollar-tree-buys-family-do
Starbucks clears college degree path for workers

...will send its way.There have been other efforts at offering low-wage workers education benefits. In 2010, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. started offering partial tuition grants for workers at American Public University, a for-profit, online school...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-16/starbucks-clears-college-d
Sales of gigantic TVs are on the rise

...the appetite for the size of these TVs," says Luke Motschenbacher, the director of Best Buy's TV business.Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, is also beefing up its big-screens because of increasing customer demand...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-01/sales-gigantic-tvs-are-ris
Back-to-school business helps lift retailers' sales

...above expectations for many merchants, including Wal-Mart Stores Inc. As the nation's merchants reported their results...for department and mall-based apparel stores. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, reported monthly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/09/05/bus_384851.shtml
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Getting back to work

Now here's an economic stimulus plan America can get behind.Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has pledged to buy $250 billion in American made-products during the next 10 years. The company is promoting the initiative...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-02-18/getting-back-work
Wal-Mart challenges GameStop as it expands trade-in video game program to stores

...used video games from shoppers at stores in a move that goes after the bread-and-butter business of GameStop.Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to expand its online trade-in program by allowing customers to trade used video games at 3,100 Wal-Mart...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-18/wal-mart-challenges-gamest
Wal-Mart, Wild Oats team up to offer cheaper line of organic foods

...according to the discounter's survey of 26 nationally branded organic products available at Walmart.com.Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is unveiling nearly 100 pantry items under the Wild Oats label over the next several months, adding to the 1...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-10/wal-mart-wild-oats-team-of
Wal-Mart's new tool gives competitors prices

...plans to add online stores to the test. Duncan Mac Naughton, the chief merchandising and marketing officer for Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s U.S. discount division, said shoppers are looking for "technological answers to saving them money and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-21/wal-marts-new-tool-gives-c
Target's fallout from security breach likely will far outpace what TJX faced

...to 77 percent since the theft was disclosed. In the discount category, Target fell from the No. 2 spot after Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to the No. 3 spot behind the struggling-retailer Kmart. Conversely, in the wake of the TJX breach, T.J...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-02-26/targets-fallout-security-b
CVS dropping tobacco products

...Walgreen Co., the nation's largest drugstore chain, sells tobacco, as does the world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., which also operates pharmacies in its stores. But Target Corp., another major retailer with pharmacies in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-02-05/cvs-dropping-tobacco-product