Staples has become the first major U.S. retailer to have 3D printers available for purchase. The Cube 3D Printer from 3D Systems, a leading global provider of 3D content-to-print solutions, is already available on Staples.com for $1,299.99.
Walgreens posted April sales of $6 billion, an increase of 3.8% as compared to the same month in fiscal 2012. Total front-end sales decreased 2.9%, while comparable store front-end sales decreased 4.3%.
Unger Global has appointed William D. Ecker as its new CEO. Before joining Unger, Ecker was president and CEO of Hartz Mountain Corporation, the leading manufacturer and marketer of pet care products in the United States and Canada.
Tractor Supply Company, the largest retail farm and ranch store chain in the United States, has announced that its board increased the company's quarterly cash dividend 30% to $0.26 per share of the company's common stock, up from the previous $0.20 per share.
Build-A-Bear Workshop reported increased net income and sales the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same quarter a year earlier, despite closing some stores. The retailer’s adjusted net income rose to $2.3 million, compared to an adjusted net loss of $500,000 in the first quarter of last year.
Among the highlights of the first Sears Holdings shareholder meeting since Edward Lampert became chairman and CEO were details on the company's progress in combining its brick-and-mortar and online businesses.