Walmart’s Price cuts should scare you to Death

All this indicates that there might be millions; perhaps tens of millions of Americans, that can no longer afford to shop at Walmart. That’s a pretty frightening situation and it bodes ill for a great many retailers and their vendors.

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Retail Consolidation is Killing Traditional Consumer Brands

The future for traditional consumer brands looks pretty dismal. Expect to see major consolidation in the consumer products industry in the near future, as companies like Kellogg have a difficult time maintaining market share.

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Can Colgate Palmolive Survive?

Instead value investors looking to make a consumer defensive-play should consider retailers like Costco, Kroger, Walmart and Walgreen. Those companies are best poised to take advantage of the new retail realities with deep discounting and large footprints that provide the low prices today’s consumer wants.

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