Should Walmart buy Flipkart?

Buying into Flipkart was a smart move for Walmart. It also makes WMT a smart diversified investment in retail stocks.

These statistics are bleak for Walmart because they indicate a large percentage of its customers will have a lot less money to spend real soon. To make matters worse, an increasing number of them will be dying off.

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Is Kroger in Trouble?

EG Group has not said if it will continue the Kroger fuel rewards that Kroger convenience stores currently accept. Cutting out the fuel rewards would at the convenience stores would save both companies money.

Eliminating the convenience stores from the program would make it easier for Kroger to shut down the entire rewards points program. A strong possibility is that Kroger will only accept points at its filling stations, or make them just for groceries. Either way, there is a strong possibility that Kroger fuel points might die soon.

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What I learned at the Amazon Slide Show

My conclusion from these small figures is that Amazon’s business might not be sustainable because its ability to generate cash is limited. The e-commerce sales are not generating enough float to make Amazon a value investment.

A major problem Bezos will face here is Amazon’s dependence on the U.S. economy. If the current recovery does not work it, Amazon might face serious losses and Bezos will have to trim his operations.

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Amazon The eCommerce Leader (Infographic)

There is no doubt that Amazon is one of the most recognizable brand names in the whole world. However, its founder Jeff Bezos had a bit more modest goals in the beginning. Who would have thought that a simple online bookseller would become the world’s biggest online store?

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Will Amazon Go Kill Supermarkets, Costco, and Walmart?

An intriguing possibility is that automated stores might be more competitive because they will offer a higher level of customer service. By freeing the cashiers up to help customers, many grocery stores might be able to offer a Nordstrom (NYSE: JWN) level of customer service at Walmart price. That will be the real game changer.

If history is anything to go by, Amazon Go is likely to be superseded by semi-automated stores. Nor is Amazon necessarily the company to take automated stores mainstream.

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All You Need To Know About Groupon

Groupon is far bigger than you think, it posted $18 billion in revenues in 2017. The digital coupon service also reached $1 billion in sales, Those sales included 2.355 million airline miles, 4.405 million hours of yoga, 59.238 million slices of pizza, and 679 million miles of sushi rolls. Therefore Groupon is now a very big business.

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Can Walgreens Survive the Retail Apocalypse?

It is not supposed to be this way at Walgreens because gross profit, revenues, and operating income are growing at the company.

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Is Costco’s Growth for Real?

It looks as if Costco is well-positioned to deal with the future and ward off the Amazon challenge. More importantly, Costco seems well positioned to survive and make money in America in which a large percentage of the population may no longer drive.

That’s good news for investors because Costco is a great income stock. Its investors enjoyed three 50¢ dividends, one 45¢ dividend and one $7 super dividend in 2017, NASDAQ reported.  Costco shareholders took home $8.95 in dividend income in 2017.

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Is GrubHub Making Money?

All this points to a potential value investment because GrubHub is capable of covering its operating expenses with the cash it takes in. That points to a solution; which would be a fantastic value investment if it can be implemented a large scale.

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Walmart plans store with No Cashiers

It looks as if the technological jobs apocalypse is occurring at America’s largest employer Walmart.
The world’s largest retailer has plans for a store where customers would simply take merchandise and walk out the door without stopping at a register, Recode revealed. Instead, cameras, sensors, and employees on the floor would keep track of purchases.

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