May 2, 2013

Rite Aid's same-store sales decreased 4% in April compared with April 2012 due to an earlier Easter and introductions of new generic drugs, the retail pharmacy chain said.

May 1, 2013

Publix posted first quarter sales of $7.5 billion, representing a 6.1% increase.

April 11, 2013

Fred's Super Dollar reported total sales of $190.4 million for the five weeks ended April 6, down 2% from the comparable year-ago period.

March 25, 2013

Shopko and William R. Wrigley Jr. Co. have donated more than 60,000 candy-filled plastic Easter eggs to nonprofit organizations in the Green Bay, Wis., area, the companies said.

March 20, 2013

According to a new spending survey from the National Retail Federation, consumer spending for Easter 2013 will be flat when compared to the holiday last year.

March 18, 2013

Rite Aid is stocking Easter and spring supplies at its stores in anticipation of the holiday and season, the retail pharmacy chain said Monday.

March 14, 2013

Just in time for Easter celebrations, Nestlé USA Confections and Snacks has unveiled a handful of new offerings available in retail stores nationwide.

March 12, 2013

Pinnacle Foods' Duncan Hines has added 15 new springtime recipes for adults and kids, the company said.

February 13, 2013

Shopper activity will continue to improve intermittently through the first half of 2013, according to ShopperTrak, the world's largest counter of retail foot traffic.

November 6, 2012

The New York Metro Division of H. D. Smith Wholesalers on Tuesday announced it has been preparing for the Nor'easter — anticipated to impact the northeastern United States as soon as Wednesday — by following the same emergency preparedness protocols the wholesaler had put into action both before and after Hurricane Sandy.

November 5, 2012

Seasonal candy generates 40% to 45% of total category sales, according to data from the National Confectioners Association.

November 5, 2012

Mars Chocolate has unveiled its Easter 2013 lineup.

October 9, 2012

Avanti is gearing up for spring 2013 by boosting its portfolio to include a variety of new greeting cards.

October 8, 2012

Mars Chocolate already may have unveiled its lineup of new treats for Halloween, Valentine's Day, as well as the winter holiday season, but the company announced that it is adding new items to its Easter 2013 lineup.

August 27, 2012

Royal Ahold's U.S. subsidiary saw net sales rise 3.4% in light of challenging market conditions, the retailer reported last week.

June 6, 2012

Royal Ahold's U.S. subsidiary saw net sales jump 2.8% to $7.8 billion during first quarter 2012, the company said Wednesday.

April 24, 2012

A new Market Track report highlighted what categories were most promoted by drug stores during this past Easter season.

April 16, 2012

An earlier Easter holiday and unseasonably warmer weather prompted U.S. retail sales to steadily climb in March, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Monday.

April 5, 2012

For the second month in a row, Target’s same-store sales were nearly double the expected amount.

April 4, 2012

Global Easter-themed chocolate product launches have increased 45% over the past year, according to new Mintel research.

April 4, 2012

Walgreens posted March sales of $6 billion, a decrease of 4.3% compared with the same month in fiscal year 2011.

March 29, 2012

Safeway announced that its Canada stores have launched an annual fundraising campaign designed to benefit Easter Seals and the Special Olympics.

March 20, 2012

While intentions aren't always equal to results, if the National Retail Federation's predictions are correct, consumers will be shelling out quite a bit of cash this Easter.

March 6, 2012

Paas has unveiled new egg decorating kits just in time for the celebration of Easter.