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  • Wal-Mart Stores reported that total April sales were $20.77 billion, up 11.7 percent from a year earlier. Same-store sales were up 4.4 percent.

  • Target Corp. reported that April sales were up 11.8 percent to $3.542 billion from $3.168 billion, with same-store sales up 4.9 percent.

    The company’s Target stores saw April sales up 13.9 percent.

  • Loblaws Cos. reported quarterly earnings that were the equivalent of $127 million (US), compared to $109 million (US) for the same period a year ago.

    Quarterly sales increased 5.6 per cent to $4.1billion (US) from $3.9 billion (US).

  • Longs Drug Stores reported preliminary April sales of $357.4 million, a 4.1 percent increase over sales of $343.3 million in the comparable period a year ago. Pharmacy sales were 47.4 percent of total drug store sales compared with 46.1 percent a year ago.

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