The sweet spot for retail is on the low-end with companies selling merchandise that doesn't...

The sweet spot for retail is on the low-end with companies selling merchandise that doesn't compare directly to products on Amazon or other online sellers, according to Citi's Deborah Weinswig. The analyst cites breaking data that shows more back-to-school shopping is being done online by scrappy consumers willing to switch their shopping habits for discounts as low 2.5%. Wal-Mart (WMT) is on an island by itself with its pricing advantage and popular compare-the-receipt advertising campaign - but other back-to-school top retail picks include TJX, ROST, and JWN.

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  • CashRates
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    Have you seen those lines at Wal-Mart recently compared to Target, Costco & grocery stores? They are killing it.
    1 Sep 2012, 01:28 PM Reply Like
  • tiger8896
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    Is Amazon cheaper anymore? Last purchase of a coffee maker and microwave were done at Walmart. My last book purchases were done at B and N because the prices were the same and all things being equal I would prefer to buy at B and N because me and my wife still go to the stores to hang out have coffee and browse the magazines and books. I do however live in a state where Amazon collects taxes but this may be a sign that Amazon will be less competitive when they are forced to collect taxes nationwide.


    I did however buy some MP3 albums for 5 bucks, a much better deal than Itunes has.
    1 Sep 2012, 09:10 PM Reply Like
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