October 24, 2014

Procter & Gamble posted first-quarter results in line with expectations, and announced plans to shed its Duracell battery business as it works to restructure its portfolio.

October 16, 2014

CCA Industries, a maker of health and beauty aids, posted an increase in third-quarter revenues fueled by the strength of its Bikini Zone and Sudden Change skin care brands, which were supported with national TV advertising during the quarter.

October 16, 2014

Supervalu reported second-quarter fiscal 2015 net sales of $4 billion and net earnings from continuing operations of $31 million.

 

October 15, 2014

Safeway reported in an SEC filing sales of $8.3 billion for the third quarter ended Sept. 6, representing a lift of 2.6% as compared to the year-ago period.

 

October 15, 2014

The big story in the digestives space is the switch and launch in May of Pfizer’s Nexium 24HR. In a little more than 10 weeks on the shelf, the brand has generated $53.6 million in sales across total U.S. multi-outlets for the 52 weeks ended Aug. 10, according to IRI. 

October 10, 2014

Family Dollar Stores on Wednesday reported a 0.9% increase in total net sales for fiscal 2014 to $10.5 billion for the year ended Aug. 30.

October 8, 2014

Costco announced on Wednesday a rise in sales and same-store sales for the fourth quarter.

October 2, 2014

Rite Aid on Thursday reported $2 billion in sales for the four weeks ended Sept. 27, representing a 4.5% increase over the comparable year-ago period. 

September 18, 2014

Rite Aid on Thursday reported revenues of $6.5 billion for its second quarter ended Aug. 30, representing a 3.9% lift credited to rising pharmacy same-store sales. 

September 11, 2014

Kroger Thursday morning reported total sales of $25.3 billion, representing an increase of 11.6%.

 

September 8, 2014

L'Oréal has signed an agreement to acquire Brazil’s Niely Cosmeticos, an independent hair coloration and hair care company.

September 4, 2014

Costco reported on Thursday a boost in net sales for August and the fourth quarter.

September 4, 2014

Rite Aid on Thursday reported a 3.2% lift in sales for the 26 weeks ended Aug. 30, ringing in $12.9 billion. 

 

August 21, 2014

Sears Holdings announced on Thursday a wider net loss and decrease in revenues for second quarter 2014.

August 15, 2014

The Estée Lauder Cos. achieved record net sales and reported overall strong financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended June 30.

August 7, 2014

Costco reported on Thursday a boost in net sales and same-store sales during the month of July.

August 5, 2014

 CVS Caremark’s portfolio of enterprise assets is enabling the company to provide innovative solutions and products that are delivering results.

August 5, 2014

Target announced on Tuesday that its second-quarter financial results are expected to include gross expenses of $148 million, partially offset by a $38 million insurance receivable, related to the December 2013 data breach.

August 4, 2014

Cardinal Health on Monday reported fourth-quarter fiscal 2014 revenue of $23 billion, down 9.8%.

 

July 31, 2014

McKesson on Thursday reported revenues of $44.1 billion for the first quarter ended June 30, up 37%. 

July 25, 2014

AmerisourceBergen reported increased revenue of $30.3 billion for third-quarter 2014 ended June 30, a 39% increase.

July 10, 2014

Costco reported on Thursday a 10% boost in June sales as same-store sales climbed 6%.

July 8, 2014

Facing a “highly competitive market,” Canadian pharmacy retailer the Jean Coutu Group reported on Tuesday a slight increase in first-quarter revenues and a 0.1% lift in same-store sales.
 

July 3, 2014
There were two big deals in the nutrition space this week: Kroger bought one of the most successful VMS e-commerce sites in Vitacost.com, and Hormel bought a dominant nutritional/supplement brand in Muscle Milk. 
 
With Vitacost.com, Kroger will offer customers the convenience to order online and ship to their door with an expanded assortment online. Vitacost.com fields about 45,000 SKUs, and there's a roughly 10,000 SKU overlap when Kroger's mix is factored in.