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Lowe’s sales for the fourth quarter increased 5.6% to $11.7 billion from $11.0 billion in the fourth quarter of 2012, and for the fiscal year, sales were $53.4 billion, a 5.7% increase over fiscal year 2012.
The Home Depot’s sales for fiscal year 2013 were $78.8 billion, an increase of 5.4% from fiscal year 2012. Excluding the 53rd week in the prior fiscal year, sales for fiscal year 2013 increased 7.2% from fiscal 2012.
When you include sales from departments licensed to third parties, Macy’s 2013 sales on a comparable basis were up 2.8%. But in reality, Macy’s sales of $27.9 billion gave it just a 0.9% increase over fiscal 2012. Here’s why.
All three business units of Office Depot Inc. saw double-digit sales in the fourth-quarter of 2013. And that surge helped Office Depot’s total sales for 2013 increase 5.1% for the year.
Ecommerce revenues at Vitamin Shoppe grew 25.5% for the fourth quarter and 19.4% for fiscal 2013, the health and wellness merchant said today. Here’s what CEO Tony Truesdale had to say about Vitamin Shoppe’s online growth.
Wall Street wasn’t wowed when Walmart announced its consolidated net sales for fiscal year 2014. But the retailer was able to hang its hat on its global ecommerce sales, which grew 30% and surpassed $10 billion.
Oriental Trading Company has agreed to acquire SmileMakers, a direct retailer of patient giveaways and practice promotions for the dental and healthcare markets, as well as classroom incentives and aids to the education market, from Staples.
While the U.S. Postal Service ended the first quarter of 2014 with a net loss of $354 million, its shipping business increased by 14%. This growth, UPS said, was fueled by an increase in online shopping and Sunday deliveries in limited U.S. markets.
Walmart Canada announced that it will invest close to $500 million over the next 12 months in an effort to expand its network and its distribution and ecommerce operations.
Amazon announced late last week during its fourth quarter conference call to investors that it was planning on raising its Amazon Prime annual subscription of $79 to potentially $99 or even $119. Even though the increase may seem steep, many experts are saying the move will not hurt business.