Kroger’s Revenue Growth Now Exceeds Walmart’s

Get the picture, folks; the amount of Kroger’s revenue growth exceeded Walmart’s by $1.66 billion. That should be of concern to Walmart investors and to its executives because Walmart reported a market cap of $232.43 billion and an enterprise value of $274.63 billion on June 15, 2015. Kroger had a market cap of $35.07 billion and an enterprise value of $45.62 billion on the same day.

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Dollar General: a Surprising Retail Success Story

If that wasn’t enough, the amount of Dollar General’s revenue growth actually exceeded that of Target. The numbers indicate that Target’s TTM revenue increased by $1.46 billion between April 2014 and April 2015, rising from $71.23 billion in 2014 to $72.69 billion in 2015.

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CVS Health Has a Lot to Prove

My prediction is that CVS’s revenue will continue to grow but none of its competitors will follow its lead and go tobacco free. Instead, CVS will be something of an anomaly, which will buy it a lot of good publicity and support from the healthcare industry.

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Lilly Pulitzer Mess Shows What’s Wrong at Target

It is no coincidence that Amazon reported a TTM revenue growth rate of 15.08% on March 31, while Target and Walmart’s sales were staying flat. America’s middle class has changed its shopping habits dramatically in the past decade.

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Kroger Is Now a Bulk Discounter

Most investors seem to have missed a massive disruption in the world of American retail. Kroger (NYSE: KR), the venerable grocer, has successfully transformed itself into a highly effective and aggressive bulk discounter with capabilities rivaling those of Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ: COST).

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