June 21, 2012

Rite Aid maintained its same-store sales momentum, posting gains across front-end and pharmacy comparable sales for the sixth consecutive quarter: Overall same-store sales were up 2.5%, reflecting a 2.7% increase across the front-end and a 2.4% uptick across pharmacy, for the first quarter ended June 2.

June 14, 2012

TABS Group on Thursday reported a small increase of 2% to $12.2 billion in vitamin sales for the 52 weeks ended in April, according to the "TABS Group Annual Vitamin Study," now in its fifth year.

June 7, 2012

Dr. Reddy's Labs has launched a drug for treating Parkinson's disease, the company said Thursday.

May 24, 2012

Costco reported net sales of nearly $21.9 billion for the third quarter, an 8% increase over sales of about $20.2 billion for the same period last year.

May 18, 2012

Sears Holdings reported profits of $189 million during first quarter 2012, compared with a $165 million loss in first quarter 2011, the company said.

May 11, 2012

The lackluster cough-cold season will necessitate a greater need for marketing and promotion next season, ProPhase Labs chairman and CEO Ted Karkus said on Thursday in announcing first-quarter results for the period ended March 31.

May 9, 2012

Stater Bros. reported its second-quarter results for the period ended March 25.

May 3, 2012

The recent loss of business from a key specialty pharmacy customer and the continued deluge of generic introductions will represent significant challenges for Cardinal Health in fiscal year 2013 as it approaches the year-end of its fiscal 2012, company executives told analysts during a conference call Thursday morning.

May 3, 2012

Fred's on Thursday reported total sales of $141.8 million for the five weeks ended April 28, up 4% from the year-ago period.

May 3, 2012

Rite Aid reported a 2.9% increase in same-store sales for the month of April, the company said in a monthly sales report Thursday.

April 30, 2012

McKesson reported strong fourth-quarter and full-year results, thanks to gains across several of the company's business segments.

April 26, 2012

AmerisourceBergen on Thursday reported revenue of $20.1 billion, up 1.6%, for its second quarter ended March 31.

April 26, 2012

Colgate-Palmolive announced a boost in North America net sales for the first quarter and a gain in its share of the toothpaste market, thanks in part to the launch of Colgate Optic White and Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief toothpastes, the company said Thursday.

April 26, 2012

Beauty company Revlon announced on Thursday first-quarter sales results, which benefited from higher net sales of Revlon color cosmetics and Revlon ColorSilk hair color, as well as the inclusion of sales from SinfulColors.

April 25, 2012

Hershey is making its foray into lower-fat chocolate, the company announced during its first-quarter earnings call on Tuesday.

April 13, 2012

Thursday's results marked the fifth consecutive quarter in which Rite Aid increased its same-store sales. And at the rate it's currently going, there's a good chance the country's third-largest retail pharmacy chain soon could become profitable, even though it expected to post losses in 2013, albeit even smaller losses than in 2012.

April 10, 2012

Looking ahead to fiscal 2013, Supervalu will continue its focus on "hyperlocal" merchandising, value-driven pricing and its transformational remodels to build on its momentum coming out of fiscal 2012.

April 5, 2012

Fred's on Thursday reported total sales of $194 million for the five weeks ended March 31, up 3% from the year-ago period.

March 28, 2012

Rising gas prices and a cautious consumer environment continues to benefit the dollar store, with Family Dollar being the latest example.

March 27, 2012

On the eve of a potential Federal Trade Commission approval of the Express Scripts-Medco merger, Walgreens' underlying fundamentals still are strong, Walgreens president and CEO Greg Wasson told analysts Tuesday.

March 22, 2012

Dollar General's quarterly profit surged 33% to a record $299 million, from $226 million in the prior year.

March 21, 2012

Regional discounter Fred's made good on its promise of a year ago to further expand a new merchandising initiative, but an intensely competitive market made fourth-quarter sales tough to come by.

March 5, 2012

Indian drug maker Dr. Reddy's has launched a drug designed to treat bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, the company said.

March 5, 2012

Higher front-end sales for the month of February helped counter-balance lost revenue from Express Scripts prescriptions, Walgreeens reported Monday. Overall, the drug store chain reported a 1.5% sales increase to $5.9 billion.