Sales at Hachette Book Group rose 4.1% in the first quarter ended March 31, over the comparable period a year ago. HBG parent company Lagardere reported that total sales in its publishing division increased 6.1%, to €440 million ($447 million), in the first quarter. The rise in total sales included the addition of €18 million ($19.5 million) in revenue from the publishing division of Perseus which HBG bought in March 2016. According to Lagardere, the increase at HBG was due to solid sales in its Center Street division, led by good performances of Trump’s War and The Shack. The 4.1% gain at HBG excludes revenue from Perseus as well as Yen Press; HBG sold a majority stake in the imprint to Kadokawa last April. click Read More below for additional detail
Costco Wholesale Corporation (“Costco” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: COST) today reported net sales of $11.16 billion for the retail month of October, the four weeks ended November 4, 2018, an increase of 10.6 percent from $10.09 billion last year.
For the nine-weeks ended November 4, 2018, the Company reported net sales of $24.80 billion, an increase of 10.4 percent from $22.46 billion during the similar period last year.
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