February 26, 2014

Dollar Tree on Wednesday posted sales of $2.2 billion for the fourth quarter ended Feb. 1, down slightly by 0.9%.

February 25, 2014

Bi-Lo Holdings and Delhaize Group on Tuesday announced they have received approval from the Federal Trade Commission to proceed with the transaction in which Bi-Lo Holdings will acquire substantially all of the stores in the Sweetbay, Harveys and Reid’s supermarket chains from Delhaize.

February 24, 2014

Cerberus Capital Management is the lead bidder for Safeway, according to a Bloomberg report published Saturday that cited people with knowledge of the matter.

February 20, 2014

Bloomberg on Thursday lined up the potential suitors in discussion with Safeway on a sale of the grocer, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

February 20, 2014

Walmart knew fourth quarter results and its outlook would be weak so it gave investors Thursday morning something more substantial to digest by announcing plans to double the number of small format stores it will open this year and an increased omnichannel focus.

February 19, 2014

Safeway on Wednesday afternoon confirmed it is in discussions concerning a possible transaction involving the sale of the company.

February 18, 2014

Actavis and Forest Labs. announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Actavis will acquire Forest for a combination of cash and equity valued at approximately $25 billion, or $89.48 per Forest share ($26.04 in cash and 0.3306 Actavis shares for each share of Forest common stock).

February 18, 2014

Credit Suisse on Tuesday speculated that Safeway may be considering either a sale or acquisition.

February 11, 2014

Kroger on Tuesday announced it has purchased the assets of You Technology Brand Services, a Silicon Valley-based platform of digital coupons and promotions.

February 11, 2014

French beauty brand L’Oréal is buying back 8% of its shares from Nestlé, loosening their long-standing alliance, the companies have announced.

February 6, 2014

Costco on Thursday reported net sales of $8 billion for the four weeks ended Feb. 2, representing an increase of 6% percent from the similar four-week period last year.

February 6, 2014

McKesson confirmed that it has completed the previously announced agreement with Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH to acquire their entire holding of Celesio shares.

February 6, 2014

Fred's Super Dollar on Thursday reported $134.8 million in sales for the four weeks ended Feb. 1, representing a 1.1% decline on an adjusted basis.

February 6, 2014

Retail industry sales — which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants — will increase 4.1% in 2014, up from the preliminary 3.7% growth seen in 2013, according to the National Retail Federation. The association’s 2014 economic forecast, released Thursday, calls for online sales to grow between 9% and 12%.

February 5, 2014

Walgreens posted January sales of $6.4 billion, an increase of 3.7% compared with the year-ago period.

February 3, 2014

Endo Health Solutions on Monday announced that its Qualitest subsidiary has completed the acquisition of privately-held Boca Pharmacal, a specialty pharmaceutical company, for approximately $225 million in cash.

February 3, 2014

Roundy’s will be offering 2.9 million shares of its common stock, and certain selling stockholders will be offering 5.9 million shares of the company’s common stock.

January 31, 2014

GoJo Industries on Friday announced the acquisition of Laboratoires Prodene Klint. Based in France, Prodene Klint specializes in professional hygiene, cosmetics and disinfectant products.

January 31, 2014

Days following the acquisition of a majority stake in Celesio, McKesson Corp. reported that revenues for the third quarter ended Dec. 31 totaled $34.3 billion, up 10% compared with a year ago.

January 31, 2014

Bad weather and a reduction in food stamps led to weaker-than-expected sales at Walmart and Sam’s Club, which — combined with greater than expected international expense — prompted an uncharacteristic preannouncement from the company that fourth quarter profits would be worse than expected.

January 30, 2014

The loss of the Walgreens contract was a key consideration in Cardinal Health's 12% decline in overall revenue for the company's second quarter 2014, George Barrett, Cardinal Health chairman and CEO, told analysts Thursday morning.

January 30, 2014

Novartis Consumer Health will be relaunching Theraflu for the 2014-2015 cough-cold season, Brian McNamara, Novartis division head OTC, told analysts.

January 30, 2014

Rite Aid's January same-store sales increased 1.8%, beating out an analyst projection of a 0.5% increase in overall comparable-store sales. Total drug store sales for the four weeks ended Jan. 25 increased 1.5% to $1.9 billion.

January 29, 2014

Kroger and Harris Teeter supermarkets announced that the merger transaction between the two companies was completed on Jan. 28, 2014.