June 4, 2014

Walgreens on Wednesday posted May sales of $6.6 billion, an increase of 6%.

June 3, 2014

Dollar General on Tuesday announced it will be bringing its brand of EDLP discounting to three new states next year — Oregon, Maine and Rhode Island.

May 30, 2014

U.S. consumer spending fell by $8.1 billion, or 0.1%, in April 2014. It was the first monthly decline in consumer spending since April 2013 and followed a 1% increase of $117.6 billion the previous month.

May 29, 2014

Fred's Super Dollar on Thursday reported total sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 were $498.3 million, a 0.6% decline.

May 28, 2014

Ahold's U.S. operations posted first-quarter net sales of $8 billion, down 0.3%, the Dutch grocer reported Wednesday.

May 28, 2014

Taro Pharmaceutical Industries posted a net sales increase of 13.2% to $759.3 million for its fiscal year ended March 31.

May 22, 2014

Dollar Tree on Thursday posted first-quarter consolidated net sales of $2 billion, a 7.2% increase, for the period ended May 4.

May 21, 2014

Fred's Super Dollar on Wednesday announced that its board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.06 per share.

May 21, 2014

Despite the massive data breach that hurt Target’s fourth quarter, people are not staying away from the retailer. According to a Reuters report, the company saw a dramatic improvement in traffic in the first quarter compared with its late fourth-quarter trends.

May 19, 2014

Pfizer on Sunday made a final offer valued at $118 billion for AstraZeneca. AstraZeneca, in turn, rejected the bid Monday morning.

May 15, 2014

Walmart continues to envision flat same-store sales at its U.S. stores after reporting weaker than expected profits on weak U.S. sales results that were negatively affected by a winter that wouldn’t end.

May 14, 2014

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories on Tuesday posted $2.2 billion in annual sales for the fiscal year ended March 31, representing growth of 14%.

May 14, 2014

Retail sales rose ever so slightly in April, putting a damper on hopes of a sharp uptick in economic growth in the second quarter. According to the U.S. Commerce Department, retail sales — which include categories such as automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants — rose 0.1% in April, following a revised 1.5% increase in March that ranked as the biggest since March 2010.

May 14, 2014

Stater Bros. chairman, president and CEO Jack Brown on Tuesday announced second-quarter results for fiscal 2014.

May 13, 2014

McKesson reported that revenues for the fourth quarter ended March 31 were $38.1 billion, up 25%.

May 12, 2014

Pinnacle Foods on Monday announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell the company to Hillshire Brands. The transaction will include cash and Hillshire common stock.

May 12, 2014

Lundbeck and Chelsea Therapeutics International last week announced an agreement under which Lundbeck will acquire Chelsea.

May 12, 2014

After several months of sluggish retail sales, consumer shopping in the United States rebounded in April, according to the latest MasterCard SpendingPulse report, which aggregates national retail sales activity in the MasterCard payments network, coupled with estimates for all other payment forms, including cash and check.

May 9, 2014

Beiersdorf, whose brands include Nivea and Eucerin, announced that it is “very satisfied” with its first quarter business performance as the consumer business segment posted a 6.3% boost in organic sales during the quarter.

May 8, 2014

Costco Wholesale on Thursday reported net sales of $8.6 billion for the month of April, the four weeks ended May 4, representing an increase of 7%.

May 8, 2014

Roundy's on Wednesday reported financial results for the first quarter of 2014 ended March 29.

May 8, 2014

Fred's Super Dollar on Thursday announced the company will implement a new long-term marketing strategy stressing everyday low pricing and the convenience of a smaller box to help bolster sales against what the company describes as "intense competitive pressures."

May 7, 2014

Supervalu, the owner of Cub Foods, along with four Twin Cities-based independent grocery retailers, on Wednesday announced they had each entered into definitive agreements to acquire 18 Rainbow Foods grocery stores from Roundy’s for approximately $65 million plus inventory.

May 7, 2014

Weis Markets on Wednesday reported $687.1 million in sales, up 0.6%, for the 13 weeks ended March 29.