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April 9, 2014

The board of directors of Walgreens on Wednesday declared a regular quarterly dividend of 31.5 cents per share, a 14.5% increase over the year ago dividend.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — The board of directors of Walgreens on Wednesday declared a regular quarterly dividend of 31.5 cents per share, a 14.5% increase over the year ago dividend.

The dividend is payable June 12, 2014, to shareholders of record May 21, 2014. 

Walgreens has paid a dividend in 326 straight quarters (i.e., more than 81 years) and has raised its dividend for 38 consecutive years. Over the last five years, Walgreens annual dividend rate has increased from 45 cents per share to $1.26 per share, resulting in a compound annual growth rate of nearly 23%.

March 25, 2014

Safeway on Monday announced that its board of directors declared a special stock dividend to its stockholders of all of the 37.8 million shares of Class B common stock of Blackhawk Network Holdings owned by Safeway, representing approximately 94.2% of the total outstanding shares of Blackhawk's Class B common stock and approximately 72% of the total number of shares of Blackhawk common stock of all classes outstanding.

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway on Monday announced that its board of directors declared a special stock dividend to its stockholders of all of the 37.8 million shares of Class B common stock of Blackhawk Network Holdings owned by Safeway, representing approximately 94.2% of the total outstanding shares of Blackhawk's Class B common stock and approximately 72% of the total number of shares of Blackhawk common stock of all classes outstanding. 

January 20, 2014

Kroger's board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 16.5 cents per share to be paid on March 1, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on Feb. 15.

CINCINNATI — Kroger's board of directors on Friday declared a quarterly dividend of 16.5 cents per share to be paid on March 1, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on Feb. 15.

In September, the company's board of directors raised the quarterly dividend by approximately 10%, to 16.5 cents per share. Kroger has delivered double-digit compound growth in its dividend since it was reinstated in 2006. 

The company continues to expect an increasing dividend over time.

January 10, 2014

The board of directors of Walgreens on Thursday declared a regular quarterly dividend of 31.5 cents per share, a 14.5% increase over the year-ago dividend.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — The board of directors of Walgreens on Thursday declared a regular quarterly dividend of 31.5 cents per share, a 14.5% increase over the year-ago dividend. 

The dividend is payable March 12, 2014, to shareholders of record on Feb. 18, 2014.

Walgreens has paid a dividend in 325 straight quarters (more than 81 years) and has raised its dividend for 38 consecutive years. Over the last five years, Walgreens annual dividend rate has increased from 45 cents per share to $1.26 per share, resulting in a compound annual growth rate of nearly 23%.

December 6, 2013

Safeway on Friday announced that its board of directors met yesterday and declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share.

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway on Friday announced that its board of directors met yesterday and declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share. 

The cash dividend will be payable on Jan. 9 to stockholders of record at the close of business on Dec. 19.

Safeway operates 1,406 stores in the United States and had annual sales of $37.5 billion in 2012.

October 18, 2013

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service board of directors on Thursday announced that the Exchange paid a dividend of $224 million in 2012.

DALLAS — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service board of directors on Thursday announced that the Exchange paid a dividend of $224 million in 2012. 

“Historically, roughly two-thirds of Exchange earnings are paid to the services’ morale, welfare and recreation programs with the other third used to build new stores or renovate existing facilities,” stated the Exchange’s senior enlisted advisor Chief Master Sgt. Tony Pearson. “This structure means that authorized customers are, essentially, ‘investors.’”

October 1, 2013

Publix on Tuesday announced its board of directors declared a semi-annual cash dividend of 35 cents per share on its common stock.

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix on Tuesday announced its board of directors declared a semi-annual cash dividend of 35 cents per share on its common stock.

The dividend will be payable Dec. 2, 2013, either through direct deposit or mailed as a check to stockholders of record as of the close of business Oct. 31, 2013, the grocer stated.

September 20, 2013

Kroger's board of directors raised the quarterly dividend by 10%, to 16.5 cents per share, to be paid on Dec. 1, 2013 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on Nov. 15, 2013.

CINCINNATI — Kroger's board of directors on Thursday raised the quarterly dividend by 10%, to 16.5 cents per share, to be paid on Dec. 1, 2013 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on Nov. 15, 2013.

"This increase reflects the board of directors' continued confidence that our Customer 1st strategy delivers sustainable shareholder value," stated David Dillon, Kroger's chairman and CEO. "Since we reinstated dividends in 2006, Kroger has returned more than $8.3 billion to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases."

August 26, 2013

Safeway on Friday declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share.

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway on Friday declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share. 

The dividend matches what Safeway had issued in the previous quarter. Shares were down 19 cents for the day, closing at $26.69.  

August 22, 2013

Fred's Super Dollar on Wednesday announced that its board has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.06 per share.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Fred's Super Dollar on Wednesday announced that its board has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.06 per share. 

The dividend is payable on Sept. 16, 2013, to shareholders of record as of Sept. 2, 2013.

Fred's operates 697 discount general merchandise stores, including 21 franchised Fred's stores, in the southeastern United States.

July 11, 2013

The board of directors of Walgreens increased the quarterly dividend by 14.5% to 31.5 cents per share from the previous rate of 27.5 cents per share, the company announced.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — The board of directors of Walgreens on Wednesday increased the quarterly dividend by 14.5% to 31.5 cents per share from the previous rate of 27.5 cents per share, the company announced.

The dividend is payable Sept. 12 to shareholders of record Aug. 20. The dividend increase raises the annual rate from $1.10 per share to $1.26 per share.

June 13, 2013

Target Corp. has increased quarterly payments to shareholders to 43 cents per share, the mass merchandise retailer said.

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. has increased quarterly payments to shareholders to 43 cents per share, the mass merchandise retailer said.

The Minneapolis-based chain said the quarterly dividend represented a 19.4% increase over its previous dividend of 36 cents per share. The dividend will be payable Sept. 10.

May 21, 2013

Fred's announced that its board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.06 per share.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Fred's Inc. today announced that its board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.06 per share.

The dividend is payable on June 17, 2013, to shareholders of record as of June 3, 2013.

Fred's Inc. operates 715 discount general merchandise stores, including 21 franchised Fred's stores, in the southeastern United States. For more information about the company, visit Fred's website at www.fredsinc.com.

May 14, 2013

Safeway announced that its board of directors approved an increase to its regular quarterly cash dividend from $0.175 per share to $0.20 per share, reflecting a 14% increase.

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway on Tuesday announced that its board of directors approved an increase to its regular quarterly cash dividend from $0.175 per share to $0.20 per share, reflecting a 14% increase. 

The board also declared a cash dividend of $0.20 per share payable on July 11, 2013 to stockholders of record at the close of business on June 20, 2013.

April 10, 2013

The board of directors at Walgreens declared a regular quarterly dividend of 27.5 cents per share, a 22.2% increase over the year ago dividend. The dividend is payable June 12, 2013, to shareholders of record May 21, 2013.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — The board of directors at Walgreens on Wednesday declared a regular quarterly dividend of 27.5 cents per share, a 22.2% increase over the year ago dividend. The dividend is payable June 12, 2013, to shareholders of record May 21, 2013.

Walgreens has paid a dividend in 322 straight quarters (more than 80 years) and has raised its dividend for 37 consecutive years. Over the last five years, Walgreens annual dividend rate has increased from 38 cents per share to $1.10 per share, resulting in a compound annual growth rate of nearly 24%.

 

March 15, 2013

Kroger's board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 15¢ per share to be paid on June 1 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 15.

CINCINNATI — Kroger's board of directors on Thursday declared a quarterly dividend of 15¢ per share to be paid on June 1 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 15.

In 2012, the company's board of directors raised the quarterly dividend by approximately 30%, to 15¢ per share. Since reinstating dividends in 2006, Kroger has increased the dividend each year and expects to continue to do so, the company noted.

March 15, 2013

Safeway announced that its board of directors met declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.175 per share.

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway on Friday announced that its board of directors met Thursday and declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.175 per share. 

The cash dividend will be payable on April 11 to stockholders of record at the close of business on March 25.

Safeway shares were down 7 cents to $24.31 in early-morning trading Friday.

January 21, 2013

Kroger on Friday declared a quarterly dividend of 15¢ per share to be paid on March 1, 2013, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on Feb. 15, 2013.

CINCINNATI — Kroger on Friday declared a quarterly dividend of 15¢ per share to be paid on March 1, 2013, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on Feb. 15, 2013.

In September, the company's board of directors raised the quarterly dividend by approximately 30%, to 15¢ per share. Since re-instating dividends in 2006, Kroger has increased the dividend each year and expects to continue to do so, the company stated.

Shares of Kroger were up slightly by 39 cents to $27.08 in early afternoon trading, Monday.

January 11, 2013

The board of directors of Walgreens declared a regular quarterly dividend of 27.5 cents per share, a 22.2% increase over the year ago dividend.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — The board of directors of Walgreens on Thursday declared a regular quarterly dividend of 27.5 cents per share, a 22.2% increase over the year ago dividend. The dividend is payable March 12, 2013, to shareholders of record Feb. 15, 2013.

Walgreens has paid a dividend in 321 straight quarters (more than 80 years) and has raised its dividend for 37 consecutive years. Over the last five years, Walgreens annual dividend rate has increased from 38 cents per share to $1.10 per share, resulting in a compound annual growth rate of nearly 24%.

November 16, 2012

Harris Teeter Supermarkets on Thursday declared a quarterly dividend in the amount of $0.15 per share to be paid on Jan. 1, to shareholders of record on Dec. 14.

MATTHEWS, N.C. — Harris Teeter Supermarkets on Thursday declared a quarterly dividend in the amount of $0.15 per share to be paid on Jan. 1, to shareholders of record on Dec. 14. This represents a $0.01 increase in the quarterly dividend amount, from the $0.14 per share that the company paid in previous quarters.

Harris Teeter also announced that its board declared a special dividend of $0.50 per share to be paid on Dec. 31 to shareholders of record on Dec. 14.

October 23, 2012

Health and beauty products manufacturer CCA Industries — whose brands include Plus+White toothpastes and teeth whiteners, Nutra Nail nail care treatments and Gel Perfect UV-free gel color — announced that its board has approved the company’s 34th consecutive dividend.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Health and beauty products manufacturer CCA Industries — whose brands include Plus+White toothpastes and teeth whiteners, Nutra Nail nail care treatments and Gel Perfect UV-free gel color — announced that its board has approved the company’s 34th consecutive dividend.

The board approved a dividend of 7 cents per share for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, payable to all shareholders of record as of Nov. 6, 2012, and to be paid on Dec. 6, 2012.
 

October 10, 2012

The board of directors of Walgreens on Wednesday declared a regular quarterly dividend of 27.5 cents per share, a 22.2% increase over the year-ago dividend.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — The board of directors of Walgreens on Wednesday declared a regular quarterly dividend of 27.5 cents per share, a 22.2% increase over the year-ago dividend. The dividend is payable Dec. 12 to shareholders of record Nov. 12.

Walgreens has paid a dividend in 320 straight quarters (80 years) and has raised its dividend for 37 consecutive years. Over the last five years, Walgreens annual dividend rate has increased from 38 cents per share to $1.10 per share, resulting in a compound annual growth rate of nearly 24%.

October 1, 2012

Publix on Monday announced its board of directors declared a semi-annual dividend on its common stock of 30 cents per share.

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix on Monday announced its board of directors declared a semi-annual dividend on its common stock of 30 cents per share. The dividend will be payable and mailed Dec. 3, 2012, to stockholders of record as of the close of business Oct. 31, 2012.

September 19, 2012

Revlon’s board has declared a regular dividend of approximately 16.5 cents per share on the Series A Preferred Stock for the period from July 9 through Oct. 8.

NEW YORK — Revlon’s board has declared a regular dividend of approximately 16.5 cents per share on the Series A Preferred Stock for the period from July 9 through Oct. 8.

This regular dividend is payable on Oct. 8 to holders of record of the Series A Preferred Stock at the close of business on Sept. 28.

September 13, 2012

Kroger announced that its board of directors has raised the company's quarterly dividend by about 30%, to 15 cents per share.

CINCINNATI — Kroger announced that its board of directors has raised the company's quarterly dividend by about 30%, to 15 cents per share.

The dividend will be paid on Dec. 1 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on Nov. 15. Since reinstating dividends in 2006, Kroger has increased the dividend each year and expects to continue to do so.