Aldi wants to become Third Largest US Grocer

The German discounter plans to open 2,500 stores nationwide by 2022, Business Insider reported. That would make Aldi, America’s second largest supermarket operator behind Kroger (NYSE: KR) which operated 2,796 supermarkets and supercenters in 2016.

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Seven Threats to Costco

The available data indicates major changes in American lifestyles that bode ill for Costco. Statistics show that younger Americans are less likely to have a driver’s license, cook; data shows that Americans now spend more at restaurants than grocery stores, and are less likely to own a home (only 62.9% of Americans owned a home in 2016 the lowest level since 1965, Bloomberg reported). Costco’s business model is built upon the assumption that Americans will own and use a car; make most of their food purchases at a grocery store, and require home-maintenance supplies.

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How and why is Barnes & Noble Surviving?

The age of Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) presents many mysteries to analysts, one of the greatest being; how is Barnes &

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Is Kroger the Best Value in Retail?

If you are looking for a bargain in the retail sphere Kroger is certainly worth a look. Unfortunately it’s a stock that is likely to remain underpriced until food and/or fuel prices increase substantially. Since I don’t expect that to happen any time soon, expect Kroger share price to remain low for the foreseeable future no matter what Amazon does.

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What Will Amazon Acquire Next?

The question we need to ask is: “what companies will Amazon acquire next?” Some probable candidates for Amazon acquisition include:

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Kroger is winning the Grocery Wars; Amazon has Bought Whole Foods

Kroger (NYSE: KR) and Walmart (NYSE: WMT) are winning the grocery wars. Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) has given up

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Ten Threats to Dollar General (and Dollar Tree)

The conventional wisdom is that Dollar General is “Amazon Proof,” but conventional wisdom is often dead wrong about the Everything Store.

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Supermarkets fight for Survival at SuperValu

Traditional supermarkets like Supervalu are struggling because of greatly increased competition and a collapse in food and consumer goods prices. These forces might make the historic supermarket business model unsustainable.

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Will Rite Aid Survive without Walgreens?

Between February 2016 and February 2017, Rite Aid’s revenues increased by $2.11 billion. The revenues rose from $30.74 billion in 2016 to $32.85 billion in 2017. There’s a lot of cash flowing through Rite Aid that might make somebody a lot of money if he can figure out how to capture it.

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Is Chipotle Imploding?

An intriguing possibility would be for Kroger to acquire Chipotle. The supermarket giant could easily afford such as transaction, Chipotle had a market capitalization of $11.55 billion on March 17, 2017, and an enterprise value of $11.12 billion on December 31.

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