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Does Kroger Have Too Many Stores?

Kroger (NYSE: KR), according to many people who follow the grocery business, faces an onslaught of competition, primarily from Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) which recently bought Whole Foods (NASDAQ: WFM). The ...
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Will Sears Open More Stores?

Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD), owner of Kmart and Sears, has become famous for a relentless string of store closings. There is some evidence the company is not shrinking entirely. ...
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Looking Under the Hood of the Auto Parts Industry Crash

This past week was absolutely catastrophic for the retail auto parts industry. It all kicked off when O’Reilly Automotive Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) provided an update ahead of its second-quarter financial ...
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Do Retailers Have an Answer to Amazon Prime Day?

Has there ever been any real doubt about what Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is promoting on its Prime Day sale? Sure there will be sale pricing on selected items announced ...
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Is Morale Among Starbucks Store Workers at a 9-Year Low?

An organization called Coworker.org hosts a petition for Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) workers to vent their concerns that the coffee retailer's stores are understaffed. The petition states that the staff ...
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Why Investors Are Stripping L Brands Down

L Brands Inc. (NYSE: LB) saw its shares take a dip on Thursday after the company gave an update on its most recent month of sales. Unfortunately, results did not ...
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What Analysts Are Saying About Auto Parts Retailers After Wednesday’s Carnage

The auto parts retail industry took a big hit on Wednesday after O’Reilly Automotive Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) provided an update ahead of its second-quarter financial results. This update was absolutely ...
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Home Depot Acquires Machinery Rental Firm in $265 Million Deal

Home improvement giant Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) announced Thursday morning that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Compact Power Equipment for $265 million in cash. ...
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Counterfeit Products Become Bigger Issue for Walmart

In a report earlier Wednesday morning, we noted the gain that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) has made recently in attracting third-party sellers to its online marketplace. But with that ...
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Walmart Marketplace Gaining Serious Traction

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) gave upstart Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) a 10-year head start in launching an online marketplace for third-party sellers. Then, even after launching its marketplace in ...
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Is Amazon Dismantling the Auto Parts Industry?

O’Reilly Automotive Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) was under fire early Wednesday morning after the auto parts retailer announced its same-store sales numbers ahead of its earnings report. Although this news is ...
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Target Shuffles Brand Deck Hoping for More Customers

Big-box retailer Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) has recently been getting hit from all sides of the retail market. Amazon snapped up Whole Foods, Wal-Mart has acquired a popular menswear brand, ...
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What Will Really Be Left of Rite Aid After a Failed Merger and New Store Sale Plan?

The class of busted mergers gets to formally add one more name to its list: Rite Aid Corp. (NYSE: RAD). This formerly pending merger has been known as dead for ...
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Why Rite Aid and Walgreens Scuttled Their Merger

Rite Aid Corp. (NYSE: RAD) saw its shares take a dive on Thursday morning after the firm reported its most recent quarterly results and after it said that its merger ...
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Amazon Adds More Countries for Third Annual Prime Day

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) said Thursday morning that its third annual Prime Day promotion will begin at 9 p.m. ET on Monday, July 10, and run through midnight on July ...
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