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  • Royal Ahold reports that second quarter sales dropped one percent to the equivalent of $12.79 billion; US retail revenue for the period was up four percent to $3.8 billion.

  • Costco Wholesale reported July sales up eight percent to $3.71 billion compared to the same period a year ago. Total company same store sales were up five percent.

  • CVS reported second quarter profit rose to $275.9 million, from $234.5 million during the same period a year earlier. The company had previously reported that its Q2 sales rose 31.4 percent to $9.1 billion, while same-store sales for the period were up 5.6 percent.

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