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Sears 2Q loss widens on sluggish sales

...years after he helped bring Kmart out of bankruptcy. But it has faced mounting pressure from nimbler rivals like Wal-Mart Stores and Home Depot.Sears is also facing broader issues that are tripping up many other retailers. Like other stores...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/finance/2014-08-21/sears-2q-loss-wide
Target cuts annual profit outlook as breach fallout lingers

...prices more than expected in the latest period to get shoppers to buy.That environment has also tripped up rival Wal-Mart Stores Inc., which lowered its annual profit forecast last week amid sluggish sales.Target and other retailers also...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-20/target-cuts-annual-profit-
Wal-Mart cuts profit outlook

BENTONVILLE, Ark. - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. cut its annual profit outlook on Thursday amid sluggish sales, higher-than-expected health care costs and the need to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/finance/2014-08-14/wal-mart-cuts-prof
Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar

...combination would also help eliminate some competition in the sector.Dreiling said that even though retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. have been opening smaller-format stores to try to lure lower-income customers, Dollar General's business...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-18/dollar-general-enters-bidd
Wal-Mart uses test-and-learn approach for roll out of new products, services

...began offering customers the option to order online and pick up their items in stores in Denver. What happened: Wal-Mart Stores Inc., which is based in Bentonville, Ark., said that same-day delivery has been well received. But in Denver...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-12/wal-mart-uses-test-and-lea
Whole Foods plans major marketing push

...figure had climbed 7.5 percent.The problem is that Whole Foods is contending with traditional retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Kroger Co. and even drug stores, which have significantly expanded their organic and natural food offerings...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/finance/2014-07-31/whole-foods-plans-
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-28/dollar-tree-buys-family-do
Another parent charged with leaving child unattended in vehicle in Augusta

...rescued the child from the vehicle.Two other mothers have been charged with leaving children in vehicles while at Wal-Mart stores. One was working, and the other was arrested on shoplifting charges.In July, a Hephzibah man pulled a 19-month-old...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-06/another-parent-charged
Target taps outsider as CEO for first time in push to redefine itself with shoppers

...slow economic recovery has pressured the broader retail industry. With lower-income customers still struggling, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has pushed low prices even more aggressively to go after penny-pinching customers. For its latest fiscal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-31/target-taps-outsider-ceo-f
Starbucks clears college degree path for workers

...Starbucks 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-16/starbucks-clears-college-d