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  • Coca-Cola's Big Hedge Is Proving To Be Not So Great [View article]
    If consumers are becoming more "health conscious", Pepsi's snack division would negatively impact its results. Must be something else that explains Pepsi's better performance relative to KO.
    May 20, 2015. 02:14 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Only Issue You Will Have With Visa [View article]
    What if it gets to the high 80s and only falls to the mid 70's?
    May 11, 2015. 10:11 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is The Fall Of Whole Foods A Buying Opportunity? [View article]
    Yeah, but a good jockey will train that horse to keep running well even if the jockey falls off...or something like that. Anyway, WF is one of the few companies that is truly loved by its customers - others I can think of are Starbucks, Apple, and Disney, and I don't think you can go wrong investing in those companies.

    To me, the two types of companies that are best to invest in are those that are loved by their customers and those that are hated (but needed) by their customers
    May 9, 2015. 09:14 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Whole Foods Market talks new value brand [View news story]
    They'll really have to balance the brand segmentation to ensure that cannabalization is minimized and that new store volume is as accretive as possible, ie, make sure that the customers they already got wouldn't be caught dead in the "new" store (keep / increase the cache of the Whole Foods brand) and that the customers of the new store couldn't afford (or didn't think they could afford) to shop at Whole Foods feel they can afford Whole Foods lite.
    May 7, 2015. 04:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Whole Foods Market beats by $0.01, misses on revenue [View news story]
    Sprouts is to Whole Foods as ________ is to Starbucks

    a) Caribou
    b) Caribou Coffee
    c) all of the above
    May 6, 2015. 09:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Whole Foods Market beats by $0.01, misses on revenue [View news story]
    Why do people pick Starbucks over other coffee shops?
    May 6, 2015. 09:54 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Whole Foods Market beats by $0.01, misses on revenue [View news story]
    I'm guessing there was a bit of overlap. When WFM was the only organic game in town, even the "price conscious" consumers who wanted organic had to go there. Now Walmart and Kroger have siphoned off this segment (a good portion of whom will probably return to Whole Foods after finding out what cheaper prices gets them), but Whole Foods still has a bright future as the leader in a growing market.

    I mean, how many companies are loved like WFM by their customers? Maybe Starbucks, Apple, and Disney? I don't think you can go wrong in investing in such companies.

    Also looking forward to how the new store concept works out.
    May 6, 2015. 09:53 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Disney's Dividend: Eliminate It [View article]
    You can send you dividend to me.
    May 5, 2015. 08:48 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Double-digit sales growth for organic food in U.S. [View news story]
    Buy WFM, disconnect your internet so you're not tempted to sell.
    Apr 15, 2015. 03:28 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nuance unveils mobile dictation app, smartwatch integration [View news story]
    In 2003, you could have said that Hansen had been dead money for 5 years. I don't know what happened to them, they changed their name to Monster or something...
    Apr 14, 2015. 09:00 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Disney's Movie Business Is Going To Be On Fire In About A Month [View article]
    2,000 lbs.
    Apr 9, 2015. 11:58 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • From Growth To Dividend, Why Warren Buffett's Primary Reason For Investing In Coke Is Slowly Fading [View article]
    Problem with that, aside from possible taxes, is when do you buy back? If you hop off that train it just might take off without you and never come back.
    Mar 30, 2015. 04:58 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • From Growth To Dividend, Why Warren Buffett's Primary Reason For Investing In Coke Is Slowly Fading [View article]
    I think they have seen the changes and have reacted by investing in Keurig and Monster, and launching Fairlife.

    I think the argument that the fortunes of the Coca-Cola company are tied too strongly to soft drinks is disingenuous. Non-sparkling beverages make up such a small percent of current sales because so many people are still drinking soda. If soda sales drop to nothing then, unless there is a wholesale shift to tap water, Coke will be in the best position to market and distribute the substitutes, whether it be coffee, tea, juice, water, or milk.
    Mar 30, 2015. 03:31 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Johnson & Johnson: A Dividend Growth Powerhouse In The Making? [View article]
    That's what I said in 1996 - still waiting, but I'm confident that any day now the S & P will break below 550 and I can finally start investing for my retirement!
    Mar 27, 2015. 09:21 AM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cisco Spends $1.97 To Retire $1 Worth Of Stock [View article]
    Although the effects of higher salaries are more difficult to hide
    Mar 27, 2015. 08:12 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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