- 7-Eleven Inc. reported that March sales were up 15.5 percent, to $920.7 million from $797.3 million a year ago, helped by a 39.3 percent increase in gasoline sales, due primarily to increased fuel prices.
- CVS reported that total sales for the five weeks ended March 29 rose 4.5 percent to $2.42 billion from $2.32 billion a year ago. Pharmacy sales represented 70.3 percent of total company sales in March.
For the first quarter, CVS's total sales rose 5.7 percent to $6.31 billion from $5.97 billion; same-store sales rose 3.9 percent over a year-ago, up 7.1 percent in pharmacy and falling 2.7 percent in the front end.
- Rite Aid Corp.'s same-store sales rose 2.4% in March, with pharmacy sales up 5.8% and front-store sales down 3.7%.
Total sales rose 0.9 percent to $1.22 billion from $1.21 billion in March of 2002.