December 1, 2011

Pfizer's efforts to protect the sales of its blockbuster cholesterol drug Lipitor have attracted scrutiny from members of Congress, according to published reports.

November 22, 2011

Discount retailer Fred's realized positive third-quarter results, thanks to "strong customer traffic, higher gross margins in its general merchandise and pharmacy departments, as well as improved management of controllable operating costs," Fred's CEO Bruce Efird said.

November 17, 2011

Kmart operator Sears Holdings reported Thursday that its loss widened in the third quarter on softness in its Canada division and on weaker consumer electronics sales.

November 4, 2011

Net revenues for Kraft Foods realized an 11.5% boost, the company reported in its third-quarter earnings release.

November 3, 2011

Costco reported net sales of $7.01 billion for the four weeks ended Oct. 30, an increase of 11% from $6.3 billion during the similar four-week period last year.

November 3, 2011

CVS Caremark on Thursday reported solid third-quarter results — 2 cents above the high end of its guidance range — driven in large part by better-than-expected performance in its pharmacy benefit management, which is in the midst of a profit-improvement plan.

November 2, 2011

Third-quarter sales for Publix rose 5.5% to $6.4 billion, the Florida-based supermarket retailer announced Tuesday.

November 2, 2011

There has been a sharp increase in sales of pseudoephedrine products just outside St. Charles County, Mo., which implemented a prescription requirement on the sale of PSE beginning Aug. 30, according to an article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch published Monday.

November 1, 2011

Drug maker Impax Labs reported sales of $119.8 million and profits of $20 million in third quarter 2011, according to an earnings report released Tuesday.

November 1, 2011

Winn-Dixie's transformational remodel initiative is setting the stage for a strong 2012, the company reported Tuesday morning during its first-quarter conference call.

October 27, 2011

Revlon announced on Thursday an upswing in third-quarter net sales due in part to higher sales of Revlon color cosmetics and Revlon ColorSilk hair color.

October 26, 2011

McKesson said its distribution solutions and technology solutions businesses helped drive the company's operating results for the second quarter ended Sept. 30.

October 26, 2011

Pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts reported its third-quarter results for the period ended Sept. 30.

October 19, 2011

Hyper-local initiatives and the rollout of sales tools at Supervalu, along with inflation, are helping to drive better-than-expected comparable sales for the company's second-quarter results, Supervalu reported Wednesday morning.

October 12, 2011

Weis Markets on Wednesday reported third-quarter sales of $678.6 million, an increase of 6%. Comparable-store sales increased 6.5% during the thirteen-week period ended Sept. 24.

October 4, 2011

Jean Coutu Group on Tuesday reported revenue of 635.2 million Canadian dollars (US $598.5 million) during the second quarter ended Aug. 27, an increase of 1.5%.

September 27, 2011

AmerisourceBergen on Tuesday purchased TheraCom, a subsidiary of CVS Caremark that provides a wide range of support to pharmaceutical and biotechnology drug manufacturers, including consulting and reimbursement services, for $250 million.

September 27, 2011

Walgreens mitigated projected repercussions out of the chain's withdrawal from the Express Scripts pharmacy network come January, as the Walgreens/Express Scripts failed negotiations again dominated the pharmacy's quarterly analyst call Tuesday morning.

September 9, 2011

Trips are up, but baskets are down, Kroger reported Friday morning, along with positive second-quarter results. Gas sales also are up with the decline in fuel prices, which is an item Kroger continues to use as a stickiness factor with its loyalty card program.

August 25, 2011

Southeastern discount banner Fred's on Thursday morning reported that the consumer continues to be challenged by economic pressures.

August 18, 2011

Kmart comparable-store sales were flat, and Sears U.S. sales declined by 1.2% during second quarter 2011, according to an earnings report released Thursday.

August 17, 2011

Target reported second-quarter earnings per share of $1.03 that beat analysts’ estimates by a nickel, and the company elevated its full-year profit forecast amid ongoing success of key initiatives.

August 4, 2011

Fred's on Thursday reported sales of $452.7 million, up 1% compared with the year-ago period, for the second quarter ended July 30.

August 3, 2011

Par Pharmaceutical had sales of $224.2 million and profits of $9.05 million during second quarter 2011, the drug maker said Wednesday.