April 10, 2014

Fred's Super Dollar on Wednesday reported sales of $191.2 million, up 1%, for the five-week fiscal month of March ended April 5, 2014.

April 10, 2014

In the wake of acquiring Houston-based RediClinic, Rite Aid on Thursday reported revenues of $6.6 billion for the fourth quarter ended March 1, resulting from a 2.2% lift primarily attributed to an increase in pharmacy same-store sales.

April 9, 2014

Mars and Procter & Gamble announced that Mars has agreed to buy the Iams, Eukanuba and Natura brands for $2.9 billion in cash. The purchase is part of a strategic move for Mars to complement its burgeoning global petcare business.

April 9, 2014

Safeway on Tuesday announced the final distribution ratio for the previously announced special stock dividend to its stockholders of all of the shares of Class B common stock of Blackhawk Network Holdings held by Safeway.

April 9, 2014

The board of directors of Walgreens on Wednesday declared a regular quarterly dividend of 31.5 cents per share, a 14.5% increase over the year ago dividend.

April 8, 2014

CVS Caremark announced on Tuesday that it has finalized with the Securities and Exchange Commission a settlement that was previously announced in August 2013.

April 7, 2014

McKesson on Monday announced that the results of the initial acceptance period of the voluntary public takeover offer for the remaining shares of Celesio AG have been published.

April 3, 2014

Rite Aid on Thursday posted $1.9 billion in sales for the four weeks ended March 29, up 0.4%.

April 3, 2014

Walgreens on Thursday reported March sales of $6.4 billion, an increase of 4.5% as compared with the same month in fiscal 2013.

April 1, 2014

Shiseido Co. — a Japanese cosmetics manufacturer whose brands include Global Shiseido, bareMinerals and Nars — has chosen to have its American Depositary Receipts trade on OTCQX, the OTC Markets Group has announced.

March 28, 2014

Safeway on Friday announced the expiration of the 21-day "go-shop" period pursuant to the terms of the previously announced definitive merger agreement under which AB Acquisition has agreed to acquire all outstanding shares of Safeway.

March 27, 2014

Fred's Super Dollar on Thursday posted sales of $495.1 million for the fourth quarter ended Feb. 1, representing an increase of 0.5% on an adjusted basis (fiscal 2012 fourth quarter was 14 weeks vs. 13 weeks in fiscal 2013).

March 25, 2014

Safeway on Monday announced that its board of directors declared a special stock dividend to its stockholders of all of the 37.8 million shares of Class B common stock of Blackhawk Network Holdings owned by Safeway, representing approximately 94.2% of the total outstanding shares of Blackhawk's Class B common stock and approximately 72% of the total number of shares of Blackhawk common stock of all classes outstanding.

March 25, 2014

Walgreens on Tuesday posted a sales increase of 5.1% to $19.6 billion for the second quarter ended Feb. 28. First-half sales were up 5.5% to $37.9 billion.

March 13, 2014

An unrelenting Dollar General continues to push forward with plans to open 700 stores this year despite reporting weak financial results and a 1.3% same-store sales increase for the fourth quarter.

March 13, 2014

Many retailers have pointed to a persistent and severe winter for weak holiday and fourth-quarter sales. But according to the National Retail Federation, retail sales rebounded in February.

March 6, 2014

Fred's Super Dollar on Thursday posted $157.5 million in sales, representing a decline of 1%, for the four weeks ended March 1.

March 6, 2014

Kroger danced around "the elephant in the room" in declining to discuss future merger and acquisition plans on its fourth-quarter conference call Thursday morning.

March 6, 2014

Rite Aid on Thursday posted a 1.5% increase in same-store sales for the five weeks ended March 1.

March 5, 2014

Walgreens on Wednesday reported February sales of $6.1 billion, an increase of 5% compared with the same month in fiscal 2013.

March 5, 2014

Weis Markets on Tuesday evening posted $686.4 million in fourth-quarter sales for the 13-week period ended Dec. 28, 2013, representing a decline of 1.1% as compared to the year-ago period.

March 3, 2014

Publix sales for the fiscal year ended Dec. 28, 2013 were $28.9 billion, a 5.2% increase.

February 28, 2014

McKesson on Friday announced that the wholesaler has launched a voluntary public takeover offer for the remaining outstanding shares of Celesio through its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Dragonfly.

February 28, 2014

Mead Johnson Nutrition on Friday expanded the size of its board from 11 to 12 members and appointed Michael Grobstein as its newest director.