In the three months to May 31, Walgreen's total net sales rose by 48.4%. Retail pharmacy sales within the USA were up by 5.3% in total and by 6.3% on a comparable basis. We take a look at the numbers.

With a constant stream of negative sales results Avon, once a powerhouse of American beauty retail, is seemingly in terminal decline. Can it ever make up all of the ground it has lost?