July 10, 2014

Family Dollar Stores reported that for the third quarter fiscal 2014 ended May 31, net sales increased 3.3% to $2.7 billion.

June 12, 2014

Consumer spending rose 0.3% in May, marking four consecutive months of rising U.S. retail sales.

June 5, 2014

Costco reported on Thursday net sales of $8.78 billion for the month of May, an increase of 8% from $8.13 billion during the similar four-week period last year.

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

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."

April 10, 2014

Costco announced on Thursday that its March sales increased 8% to $10.43 billion.

April 2, 2014

Skin care company derma e has hired Adina Fast as Canadian sales manager.

March 6, 2014

Costco reported on Thursday a decrease in second-quarter net income, which it attributed to weaker sales and gross margin results in certain non-foods merchandise categories, weaker gross margins in its fresh foods business and lower reported international profits.

March 5, 2014

Beauty company Revlon announced on Wednesday that fourth-quarter sales rose 28%, benefiting from the inclusion of sales at the Colomer Group, which it acquired in October.

February 13, 2014

Acosta Sales & Marketing, a sales and marketing agency in the consumer packaged goods industry, has signed an agreement to acquire Anderson Daymon Worldwide, the agency that exclusively serves Costco Wholesale.

February 12, 2014

National Sales Solutions, a provider of outsourced sales services to consumer packaged goods companies, has announced that NSS president Ron Otto and Angie Echele, president of Retail Smarter, are scheduled to present at two ECRM-hosted conferences in Cannes, France in February.

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.

January 28, 2014

Merchandise returns in 2013 cost retailers in the United States more than $267 billion in lost sales. That’s one of the findings contained in the Retail Equation’s "2013 Consumer Returns in the Retail Industry" study.

January 16, 2014

Coty has announced that Brian Falcone will serve as SVP sales, overseeing all sales activities for Coty Beauty U.S. mass brands.

January 9, 2014

Family Dollar reported sales of $2.5 billion in first quarter 2014, a 3.2% increase over the same period last year, the dollar store chain said.

December 27, 2013

U.S. retail sales reportedly rose 3.5% between Nov. 1 and Dec. 24, 2013 compared to the same period in the prior year.

November 18, 2013

Recondo Technology, a financial software solutions provider in the healthcare space, on Monday announced that Lori Prestesater has joined the firm as chief growth officer where she will oversee direct sales, indirect and channel sales, marketing and product management.

October 31, 2013

Rite Aid's same-store sales increased by 2.1% this month compared with October 2012, the retail pharmacy chain said Thursday, also issuing an estimate of the negative effects of Hurricane Sandy on its sales.

September 19, 2013

Duane Reade on Wednesday announced that the New York City drug store retailer has become Twitter's most followed retail chain in the drug, food and mass Arena worldwide.

August 9, 2013

In his new role leading the Mars Chocolate sales organization, LaBerge will oversee the strategy and execution of its retail management, customer account teams, field sales and customer development.

August 6, 2013

Crossmark, a sales and marketing services company, is looking to acquire Marketing Werks, an independent consumer-engagement company.

July 24, 2013

AmerisourceBergen reported $21.9 billion in revenue for its third quarter ended June 30, representing a sales lift of 13.3%.

July 10, 2013

Family Dollar Stores on Wednesday reported a net sales increase of 9% to $2.6 billion for third quarter ended June 1, reaching the upper end of the discount chain's guidance. Comparable store sales in the quarter increased 2.9%.

June 18, 2013

Consumer packaged goods companies and retailers that sell their products have managed to stay strong despite economic difficulty, according to a new report.