March 8, 2012

Kroger announced that its board of directors have declared a quarterly dividend of 11.5 cents per share.

March 7, 2012

CVS Caremark's board of directors has approved a quarterly dividend of 16.25 cents per share of common stock.

March 7, 2012

Publix on Wednesday declared an annual cash dividend on its common stock of 59 cents per share.

March 2, 2012

Walmart said Thursday it is continuing its annual tradition of increasing shareholder payout by raising its dividend by 9%.

March 1, 2012

Despite recording an increase in total and identical-store sales during fourth quarter 2011, Kroger reported a net loss due to costs associated with consolidating its pension plan for union workers.

February 16, 2012

Fred's on Thursday announced an increase in the company's quarterly cash dividend by 20% to 6 cents per share, and an increase in the company's stock repurchase program to an additional 3.6 million shares, or 10% of the currently outstanding shares.

February 3, 2012

The board of directors at Weis Markets declared a quarterly dividend of 30 cents per share, the retailer said Thursday.

January 23, 2012

Kroger's board of directors on Friday declared a quarterly dividend of 11.5 cents per share.

January 12, 2012

Walgreens on Thursday declared a regular quarterly dividend of 22.5 cents per share, a 28.6% increase over the year-ago dividend. The dividend is payable March 12, 2012, to shareholders of record Feb. 17, 2012.

November 16, 2011

Clorox on Tuesday announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 60 cents per share on the company's common stock.

October 28, 2011

Weis Markets' board of directors on Thursday declared a quarterly dividend of 30 cents.

October 13, 2011

The board of directors of Walgreens on Wednesday declared a regular quarterly dividend of 22.5 cents per share, a 28.6% increase over the year-ago dividend.

October 11, 2011

Procter & Gamble chairman, president and CEO Bob McDonald acknowledged during the company's annual meeting on Tuesday that P&G has “work left to do to deliver the growth” shareholders expect but stressed that the company is making solid progress in fiscal year 2011 despite business and economic challenges.

September 26, 2011

The board of directors of Ingles Markets declared a quarterly cash dividend per share on all of its class A common stock and class B common stock.

August 25, 2011

The board of directors for supermarket chain Safeway declared a quarterly cash dividend of 14.5 cents per share.

August 24, 2011

CVS Caremark’s board of directors has approved a new share repurchase program for up to $4 billion of the company's outstanding common stock.

July 13, 2011

The board of directors of Walgreens on Wednesday increased the quarterly dividend 28.6% — the largest quarterly dividend increase in the company's 110-year history — to 22.5 cents per share from the previous rate of 17.5 cents per share.

July 8, 2011

Weis Markets announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 29 cents per share.

July 6, 2011

CVS Caremark's board of directors has approved a quarterly dividend of 12.5 cents per share.

June 27, 2011

Ingles Markets' board of directors declared a cash dividend of 16.5 cents per share on all of its Class A common stock and 15 cents per share on all of its Class B common stock.

June 24, 2011

Kroger CEO David Dillon said the company will continue to focus on customer loyalty, after reporting last week that it saw identical-store sales increase for 30 consecutive quarters.

June 10, 2011

Abbott has delivered quarterly dividends for more than 300 consecutive quarters as of Friday, the drug maker said.

June 3, 2011

Walmart's board of directors has approved a new program authorizing the company to repurchase $15 billion of its shares, the company announced at its 41st annual meeting of shareholders Friday.

May 20, 2011

Safeway's board of directors announced a 21% increase in its quarterly dividend.