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%.
With renewed consumer confidence converting more shoppers into buyers, there is greater opportunity for companies in the health and wellness space, noted a report titled "The Why Behind the Buy Spring 2013," which was released recently by Acosta Sales and Marketing.
NEW YORK — Colgate announced on Thursday that North American net sales rose 5.5% as new product launches, such as Colgate Optic White mouthwash, helped drive volume growth and market share gains in the United States.
North America, which accounts for 18% of company sales, posted a net sales increase of 5.5%. Organic sales also rose 5.5% during the quarter.
In the wake of a new partnership announcement between Walgreens and AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health announced on that its pharmaceutical distribution contract with Walgreens that is scheduled to expire at the end of August 2013 will not be renewed.
Crossmark, a sales and marketing services company in the consumer goods industry, has formed BrandMasters, a new experiential marketing agency that will aim to provide turnkey solutions for brands to create meaningful shopper experiences through personal engagement.
The vast majority of product launches, reorganizations, mergers and improvement initiatives either fail or grossly disappoint. In all, roughly 90% of major projects violate their own schedule, budget or quality standards.
Retail sales were down slightly in October on a month-to-month basis while increasing on an annual basis, reflecting Hurricane Sandy and uncertainty in Washington, according to the National Retail Federation.
According to a recent BDO USA survey, chief marketing officers at leading U.S. retailers expect a 3.7% increase in holiday comparable store sales, marking the survey’s most optimistic forecast since 2007, when CMOs projected a 5% increase in comparable store sales.
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