01/11/2011 - 12:03pm

Marking its eighth consecutive year of dividend increases, CVS Caremark on Tuesday said its board of directors approved a near 43% increase of its quarterly dividend to 12.5 cents per share of common stock.

01/11/2011 - 10:34am

A 2.3% same-store sales gain at Kmart was not enough to offset a 6% decline at Sears, resulting in an overall 1.7% decline for the combined companies' domestic operations during the five-week December reporting period ended Jan. 1.

01/10/2011 - 5:02pm

It appears that French drug maker Sanofi-Aventis’ efforts to acquire U.S. biotech company Genzyme are getting somewhere, according to company and media reports.

01/10/2011 - 11:48am

Helen of Troy, a marketer and developer of brand-name personal care and household consumer products, posted a boost in third-quarter net sales and net income as its personal care segment benefited from the acquisition of Pert Plus and Sure brands.

01/07/2011 - 1:13pm

Ilex Consumer Products Group on Thursday acquired the St. Joseph brand from McNeil-PPC, the company announced.

01/07/2011 - 12:43pm

One week after announcing that it would sell off its shoe care business to SC Johnson, Sara Lee is moving ahead with plans to split its business into two units.

01/06/2011 - 12:59pm

Net sales for December at Costco rose 11% to nearly $9.2 billion for the five weeks ended Jan. 2, compared with the year-ago period.

01/06/2011 - 12:21pm

Fred's on Thursday posted a same-store sales lift of 0.2% for the five weeks ended Jan. 1, compared with an increase of 1.3% in the same period last year. Fred's total sales for the month increased 1% to $210.6 million.

01/06/2011 - 11:34am

Despite an easy prior-year comparison, Target fell short of its December same-store sales guidance with a disappointing 0.9% gain.