You can now Use Food Stamps to Pay for Online Grocery Orders

Walmart is actually testing the use of Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to pay for online grocery orders at a few stores, CNBC reported. SNAP is popularly known as food stamps but recipients usually pay with a card through electronic benefits transfer (EBT).

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Dollar Tree Grows Again

One thing is certain both Dollar Tree and Dollar General are lousy investments because they are overpriced. Neither chain has done anything justify the high stock prices reported on September 12, 2017.

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Has the Incredibly Shrinking Target Turned Around?

After months of dropping, Target’s revenues suddenly displayed a small but noticeable increase of $26 million during Second Quarter 2017. That does not make up for the $4.23 billion revenue drop between July 2015 and April 2017, but it is an improvement.

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Amazon is Growing but is it Making Money?

Amazon has some value-investment characteristics including a lot of cash and the ability to generate vast amounts of cash on a regular basis. The problem is that unlike companies such as Microsoft, Oracle, Alphabet, and Apple, it cannot keep that cash around.

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Walmart Now Available through Google Express

Walmart (NYSE: WMT) and Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOG) have opened a major new front against Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) in the online retail wars.

Walmart products will soon be available through Alphabet’s (NASDAQ: GOOGL) online delivery solution Google Express, The New York Times reported. That means customers will be able to order stuff through Google shopping. It also means the merchandise they order will be delivered by Google’s branded vehicles.

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Walmart Expands Uber Delivery to Dallas and Orlando

It looks as if Walmart is actually beating Amazon in the delivery wars.

The discount giant has expanded its same-day service which was only available in Tampa and Phoenix to those cities, CNBC reported. Walmart customers in Denver are able to get orders delivered by Lyft, the article did not say if that service will be expanded.

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Walmart keeps Growing and What’s Wrong at Amazon

A possible glimpse of Walmart’s future is provided by America’s second largest grocer Kroger. The situation at Kroger should certainly give WMT investors pause.

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Alipay Teams up with Yelp

Yelp then would be a great investment for Ant Financial; or Walmart, but a lousy investment for you because it is overpriced and makes little money. Although working with Yelp proves claims that Ant Financial is the world’s most value unicorn (pre-IPO company) and justifies the $70 million valuations for it. Smart investors should forget about Yelp and wait for Ant’s initial public offering (IPO) because Ant will be a value investment.

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Amazon Unveils its Answer to Apple Pay

The most likely reason why Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) is offering Pay Places is to enable the use of Amazon Pay at Whole Foods (NASDAQ: WFC). Since Amazon is trying to buy Whole foods that sounds logical.

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