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• Ruddick Corp. reports that its Harris Teeter supermarket chain's second quarter sales increased by 9.1 percent to $715.1 million, compared to sales of $655.4 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2005. For the 26 weeks ended April 2, 2006, sales rose 9.2 percent to $1.43 billion from $1.31 billion in the same period of fiscal 2005.

Same-store sales were up 3 percent for the second quarter and 3.6 percent year-to-date.

• BJ's Wholesale Club reported April sales that were up by 5.5 percent to $599.8 million from $568.5 million during the same period a year ago; same-store sales were up 1.2 percent.

The company's Q1 sales were 1.9 billion, an increase of 6.3% percent over the first quarter of 2005, with same-store sales of two percent.

• Target reported that its April sales rose 17.3 percent to $3.79 billion from $3.38 billion during the same period a year ago. Same-store sales were up 10.4 percent.

• CVS Corporation reported that its first quarter earnings increased 13.8% to $329.6 million, on sales that were up 8.7 percent to $10 billion. Same-store sales for the period were up 6.2 percent.

• Drugstore chain Rite Aid reported that its April sales increased 4.3 percent to $1.329 billion compared to $1.274 billion for the same period last year, with same-store sales up 4.6 percent.

• Longs Drug Stores reported that its April sales increased 14.7 percent to $401.4 million in April, compared with the year-ago period. Same-store sales were up 3.8 percent for the period.

For the quarter ended April 27, same-store sales grew 1.5 percent, and total sales increased 9.5 percent to $1.26 billion from $1.15 billion. quarter.

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