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  • Kroger reported that third quarter sales climbed 5.8 percent to $12.85 billion from $12.14 billion, with profits of $142.7 million, compared with $110.2 million a year earlier. Same-store sales were up 3.2 percent.

  • CVS announced that its November sales rose 27 percent to $2.64 billion from $2.07 billion the year before, boosted by its recent acquisition of almost 1,300 Eckerd drugstores. Same-store sales were up 3.1 percent.

  • Rite Aid reported that its November sales fell 1.6 percent to $1.56 billion, with same-store sales off 1.3 percent.

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