Rite Aid's positive pharmacy results helped fuel a pre-market surge of 2.4% to $5.59 in premarket trading.
Kroger on Thursday reported identical supermarket sales growth, without fuel, of 5.6% in the third quarter of fiscal year 2014, marking the 44th consecutive quarter of positive identical supermarket sales growth, excluding fuel.
Fred's Super Dollar on Tuesday reported a sales increase of 2% to $154.3 million for the four-week fiscal month of November ended Nov. 29.
Walgreens posted November sales of $6.4 billion, an increase of 4.9%.
Fred's Super Dollar reported total sales for the third quarter ended Nov. 1 of $476.2 million.
Dollar Tree on Thursday reported consolidated net sales of $2.1 billion for its third quarter ended Nov. 1, representing an increase of 11.2%.
Target’s digital efforts appear to be gaining traction as the company posted U.S. same-store sales growth of 1.2%, reflecting digital sales growth of more than 30%.
Pharmaceutical sales through HDMA-member traditional primary distributors reached nearly $305 billion in 2013.
Actavis will acquire Allergan for a combination of $129.22 in cash and 0.3683 Actavis shares for each share of Allergan common stock, the company announced Monday.
Ahold on Thursday recorded 7.5 billion euros ($9.3 billion) in third-quarter revenue, representing a 1.9% lift in sales.