The company plans to get bigger faster in 2015 by opening two stores every day and enhancing the productivity of an already expansive footprint.
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.