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Walgreen sales up 6.1% in January

Walgreens said its same-store in January increased 6.1 percent, led by a 6.9 percent rise in same-store pharmacy sales. Pharmacy sales accounted for two-thirds of Walgreen’s total sales of $5.93 billion in January. Get the full story »

Illinois Tool three-month sales rose 11%

Illinois Tool Works Inc. reported an 11-percent sales increase in the three months through November, citing strength in markets like welding, electronics and automotive. The company, whose products include industrial fasteners and professional kitchen equipment, reiterated a prior outlook calling for per-share profit from continuing operations of 74 cents to 82 cents for the fourth quarter and $2.99 to $3.07 for the full year. Get the full story »

McDonald’s November sales weaker than expected

McDonald’s Corp. reported global comparable sales for November were up 4.8 percent, which was weaker than anticipated in its key domestic market and Japan.

In the U.S., McDonald’s credited the McRib sandwich, demand for McCafe beverages and its core menu for boosting sales 4.9 percent. Although winter is a historically slow period for McDonald’s is likely to grab its share of media attention with a nationwide promotion of oatmeal in the wings. Get the full story »

Walgreen sales up 3.2% in November

Walgreen Co. said Friday its same-store sales rose 3.2 percent in November, beating analysts’ estimates of 2.7 percent. Get the full story »

McDonald’s October sales rise 6.5%

McDonald’s Corp said global October sales at established restaurants rose 6.5 percent, helped by new beverages like Smoothies, by its low-price Dollar Menu and by restaurant renovations. Get the full story »