Walgreens on Tuesday posted a sales increase of 5.1% to $19.6 billion for the second quarter ended Feb. 28. First-half sales were up 5.5% to $37.9 billion.
Many retailers have pointed to a persistent and severe winter for weak holiday and fourth-quarter sales. But according to the National Retail Federation, retail sales rebounded in February.
An unrelenting Dollar General continues to push forward with plans to open 700 stores this year despite reporting weak financial results and a 1.3% same-store sales increase for the fourth quarter.
Kroger danced around "the elephant in the room" in declining to discuss future merger and acquisition plans on its fourth-quarter conference call Thursday morning.
Rite Aid on Thursday posted a 1.5% increase in same-store sales for the five weeks ended March 1.
Fred's Super Dollar on Thursday posted $157.5 million in sales, representing a decline of 1%, for the four weeks ended March 1.
Weis Markets on Tuesday evening posted $686.4 million in fourth-quarter sales for the 13-week period ended Dec. 28, 2013, representing a decline of 1.1% as compared to the year-ago period.
Walgreens on Wednesday reported February sales of $6.1 billion, an increase of 5% compared with the same month in fiscal 2013.
Publix sales for the fiscal year ended Dec. 28, 2013 were $28.9 billion, a 5.2% increase.
Fred’s Super Dollar has visited CVS Caremark, Dollar General and Walgreens seeking bids for its Southeastern chain of discount stores, according to a report published Friday by Bloomberg News.