Shoppers Drug Mart posts higher revenue

April 25 Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:05am EDT

April 25 (Reuters) - Shoppers Drug Mart Corp, Canada's biggest pharmacy chain, reported higher revenue, driven by an increase in sales of items such as over-the-counter drugs, cosmetics and food.

Total sales in the first-quarter rose 4 percent to C$2.49 billion ($2.42 billion).

Same-store sales, an important measure for retailers, rose 2.5 percent.