Target’s Summer of Pain, the Revenue Collapse Continues

It might be a coincidence but Jet’s revenue claims seem to match the drop in revenues at Target. In February 70% of Jet sales were from first time buyers. Particularly to worrisome to Target should be the fact that 81% of shoppers were unaware of Jet’s existence. That means it has a lot of room to grow and Walmart is now behind it.

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How Terrorism could Help Amazon, Dollar Stores squeezed by Income Inequality

A terrorist attack would wreak real havoc on US retail at a time when Macy’s (NYSE: M) is closing 100 stores and Target (NYSE: TGT) reported a $920 million decline in revenue. It would also accelerate trends that are pushing Amazon.

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Dollar Tree’s big Gamble on Family Dollar Pays off or Does It?

My take is that both Dollar Tree and Dollar General are overpriced stocks. Dollar Tree is a slightly safer investment because it has more cash but neither is a good long-term investment. The market they are in is simply too competitive and unstable to support their business models.

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Is Big Lots Doomed?

That leads me to reiterate an opinion I’ve expressed about Big Lots before, this company is simply not generating enough cash to survive. My prediction is that this chain will either collapse or merge with another retailer, unless it can greatly increase its cash flow.

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Kroger’s Threat to Walmart, Target, Costco and Amazon Revealed

The Marketplace is also a potential threat to Amazon because it could be used as a combination store and fulfillment center; something that Kroger’s King Soopers subsidiary is already experimenting with in Denver. I’ve actually been shopping there and seen employees pulling online orders from the shelves.

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Amazon is Unstoppable or is it?

Naturally investors will wonder if anybody could compete with Amazon. Interestingly enough there is one potential threat to Amazon – the combination of Walmart and Jet.com.

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Is Dollar General’s Growth Sustainable?

Dollar General (NYSE: DG) just reported another quarter of phenomenal revenue growth. That raises the question: is the company making enough money to sustain; or justify, its ambitious expansion plans?

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Big Lots: the Little Discount Store that Could

Interestingly enough the biggest threat to Big Lots, could be Overstock.com; which can be considered Big Lots’ closest competitor. Like Big Lots, Overstock has seen steady revenue growth in recent years. The online close out store’s revenue grew from $1.554 billion in March 2015 to $1.673 billion in March 2016.

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Dollar Tree’s Family Dollar Gamble is Paying Off

Dollar Tree is in a little better shape, but it will still need several quarters of revenue growth to approach stability. The limited amount of float it carries; puts Dollar Tree in a vulnerable position in a rapidly changing retail environment.

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Ten Threats to Walmart

Much of Walmart’s success has been based upon its ability to deliver name brands at much lower price than competitors. This is threatened because Americans are no longer buying name brands. Three of the fastest growing retailers; Aldi, Costco and Trader Joe’s, base their business model on a limited selection of low-cost but high-quality private label products.

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