Falling Apparel Sales Show Income Inequality Hurting Retailers

It looks as if basic retail and our economy could be in serious trouble. The present economic policies in the United States are not looking good and need to be changed now before we see large-scale collapse in many sectors.

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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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Who Else Would Acquire Rite Aid?

Yes it is a bit of a dark horse, but Rite Aid does meet some of Warren Buffett’s value criteria: it is a good company that has been going through a rough patch yet still has the potential to generate a lot of cash. It also has an easy-to-understand business model in a decidedly unglamorous industry—selling shaving cream and prescriptions. Rite Aid also meets another one of Uncle Warren’s classic criteria: it is a company that an idiot could run if necessary.

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Companies to Invest in to Take Advantage of Income Inequality

The bottom line is that investors that do not understand the reality of the times that they live in are doomed to lose money. Understanding the big picture is vital if you want to make money in today’s America.

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How Investors Can Take Advantage of Income Inequality

Basically, any company that offers high-quality merchandise or a high level of convenience at a good price is poised to profit in this economy. People want to save as much money as possible, but they don’t want to think of themselves as “poor”; income inequality, which makes people conscious of poverty, drives this trend.

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More Dollar Store Insanity

Dollar General is doing well right now, but the geniuses at its headquarters have figured out how to wreck the company: spend a fortune acquiring a failing rival for no reason. Worse, that acquisition would require them to essentially gut a successful existing business for dubious gains.

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