Dollar General is Bigger than Sears

A milestone has been reached in the world of American retail; Dollar General’s (NYSE: DG) sales are greater than those of Sears Holdings (NASDAQ: SHLD).

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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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Android Pay Adds 60 Banks in a Day

Typical examples of the new financial institutions on Android Pay include the Rock Canyon Bank, the North Texas Credit Union and the Libertyville Savings Bank. The major coup for Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOGL) here is getting all the credit unions signed up.

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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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Whole Foods, Walgreens subsidiary biggest beneficiaries from Apple Pay

The numbers show us that Apple Pay is far from the mainstream. Unless some sort of radical paradigm shift occurs; it will be well over a decade before average Americans even consider this solution.

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Is Amazon Really a Threat to Grocers?

My take is that the major grocers; and high-end grocers like Whole Foods, will survive but many of the regional and discount chains will not. Instead of being a direct threat to grocers, Amazon will be an indirect threat taking some business and providing another headache for grocers.

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ABB Group the Value in Robotics

With a labor shortage a growing problem in the restaurant industry; and the $15 minimum wage almost a certainty in much of the U.S., there’s a lot of incentive for restaurants to automate. The market for restaurant robotics is there, and ABB is certainly in a good position to fill it.

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McDonald’s, does Fast Food Still Payoff for Investors?

The problem at McDonald’s is that its revenues are in freefall; and have been for some time. Over the two years between June 2014 and June 2016, revenues under the Golden Archers fell by $3.17 billion, or by around 11%. McDonald’s reported revenues of $28.3 billion in June 2014 and $25.13 billion in June 2016.

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Can Sprouts Survive?

These figures indicate that Sprouts can run out of money at any time. That might mean it will have to start closing stores or simply sell the entire chain like Roundy’s and the Fresh Market did. Nor would it get that much for the entire operation, Ycharts reported that Sprouts had a Market capitalization of $3.072 billion and an enterprise value of $3.063 billion on September 19, 2016.

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