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2018 first quarter

Albertsons Cos.’s sales edge up in first quarter

Albertsons Cos.’s sales edge up in first quarter

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. posted a sales increase of 1%, to $18.7 billion, during the 16-week fiscal first quarter ended June 16. The company attributed the $193.4 million increase in sales mainly to higher fuel sales (up $154.1 million). Same store sales for the quarter were up 0.2%. Gross profit margin increased to 27.7%

Target sees traffic, digital sales gains in Q1

Target sees traffic, digital sales gains in Q1

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. on Wednesday reported that its first quarter store traffic increased 3.7% and its digital sales increased 28% over the comparable prior year figures. Target said the store traffic increase was its strongest performance in 10 years, and noted that its 28% digital sales gain was on top of a 21% increase

Sales surge in Q1 at Walgreens Boots Alliance

Sales surge in Q1 at Walgreens Boots Alliance

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Strong sales gains by the U.S. retail pharmacy division propelled Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) in its fiscal 2018 first quarter, which also saw the company exceed Wall Street’s earnings forecast. WBA said Thursday that, for the quarter ended Nov. 30, sales totaled  $30.74 billion, up 7.9% from $28.5 billion a year earlier.