Did a Major U.S. Retailer Just Collapse and Nobody Noticed It?

Rite Aid, which operates around 4,600 drugstores in 31 states and the District of Columbia, is about to be taken over by Walgreen Boots Alliance (NASDAQ: WBA). The press is treating the deal as just another corporate buyout, but to me, it sounds as if a very desperate Rite Aid effectively sold itself to Walgreens to avoid the humiliation of bankruptcy or the death spiral

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Target and Best Buy Could Get Desperate with Free Shipping Deals

The 2016 holidays and the free shipping offers may prove whether Target and Best Buy are going to be major players in the world of online retail or not. One just hopes that management teams are not betting the company on such offers. If they are, the death spiral could be closer than we think, especially for Target.

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Kmart has Lost 67% of its Business in 15 Years

The revenue figures show us that Kmart is now smaller than Dollar General (NYSE: DG). Dollar General reported a TTM Revenue of $19.31 billion on April 30, 2015.

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Just How Bad Is the Retail Apocalypse Anyway?

The social, political and economic consequences of the retail apocalypse will be immense. It will change America in ways we cannot even begin to imagine. One has to wonder how much longer this will continue until it produces some sort of civil unrest.

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