September 30, 2014

Shares of Walgreens were up about $1.50 to more than $61 per share as the market opened Tuesday morning following the company's fourth-quarter earnings call. 

 

September 30, 2014

Walgreens Tuesday morning posted fourth-quarter sales of $19.1 billion, representing an increase of 6.2% compared to the year-ago period, while sales for the fiscal 2014 ended Aug. 31 increased 5.8% to a record $76.4 billion. 

 

September 22, 2014

Safeway is offering to pay cash consent fees to holders of three series of senior notes due in 2017, 2018 and 2019. 

September 18, 2014

Dollar General on Thursday stated that it remains committed to acquiring Family Dollar.

 

September 18, 2014

Rite Aid on Thursday reported revenues of $6.5 billion for its second quarter ended Aug. 30, representing a 3.9% lift credited to rising pharmacy same-store sales. 

September 17, 2014

Family Dollar announced that its board of directors unanimously recommends that Family Dollar’s shareholders reject the unsolicited conditional tender offer made by Dollar General Corp. and not tender its shares. 

 

September 16, 2014

Walgreens announced that Walgreens Boots Alliance filed a registration statement on Form S-4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

September 12, 2014

August retail sales increased 0.5% seasonally adjusted month-to-month and 2.7% unadjusted year-over-year, according to the National Retail Federation. 

 

September 11, 2014

California's drought disrupted 99 Cents Only Stores’ ability to continually stock “right-priced” produce, which affected the company’s overall financial results for the second quarter. But despite the challenges, same-store sales in the quarter were positive.

September 11, 2014

Kroger Thursday morning reported total sales of $25.3 billion, representing an increase of 11.6%.

 

September 10, 2014

Dollar General announced that it has commenced a tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of Family Dollar stores for $80.00 per share in cash. 

 

September 9, 2014

Annie's, a natural and organic food company, will be acquired by General Mills for $46 per share for a total transaction of $820 million.

September 8, 2014

CVS Health announced Monday morning that it has completed the purchase of Miami-based Navarro Discount Pharmacy.

September 5, 2014

Dollar Tree and Family Dollar on Friday announced that the two companies have amended their merger agreement. 

September 4, 2014

Fred's Super Dollar on Thursday reported sales of $147.6 million, up 6%, for the four weeks ended Aug. 30. 

September 4, 2014

Rite Aid on Thursday reported a 3.2% lift in sales for the 26 weeks ended Aug. 30, ringing in $12.9 billion. 

 

September 4, 2014

Walgreens on Thursday reported August sales of $6.4 billion, an increase of 3.6% from the same month in fiscal 2013.

 

September 2, 2014

Dollar General on Tuesday sweetened its deal for Family Dollar with an enhanced acquisition proposal with an offer worth about $9.1 billion. 

September 1, 2014

In the wake of a disappointing second quarter, Fred's Super Dollar last week announced a series of initiatives, including the shuttering of 60 non-pharmacy stores and a stepped up focus on pharmacy.

August 28, 2014

Dollar General reported it is still committed to its proposed acquisition of Family Dollar as the company reported $4.7 billion in sales for its second quarter ended Aug. 1.

August 25, 2014

Biotech company Roche will be acquiring research and pharmaceutical company InterMune for $8.3 billion, it announced over the weekend. 

August 22, 2014

Dollar General released a statement regarding its proposed acquisition of Family Dollar, following the news of Family Dollar's rejection of the proposal.

August 21, 2014

Dollar Tree delivered its 26th consecutive quarter of positive comparable-store sales growth in second-quarter 2014, but profit declined 2.6% thanks to increased freight costs and investments in higher-value products.

August 21, 2014

Southeastern Grocers, the company behind supermarket chains Winn-Dixie and Bi-Lo, will not pursue an initial public offering, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.