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  • Wal-Mart's Real Problem: Competitors Can Match Its Buying Power  [View article]
    I for one would like to see the market basket of products you used to determine your pricing analysis. Having 20 years in competitive shopping and pricing analysis leads me to question your findings based on the examples you provide.

    In your coffee comparison you use a Kroger House brand price vs. a national name brand at Walmart to show a price advantage for Kroger when in fact Kroger does carry Maxwell house coffee and you should have used that price. Although you would have had a different conclusion.

    Comparing same tier of products always provides the answer whether it is the one we are looking for or not.

    A better example would have been say Kroger House brand of Black Beans which sells for $.89 and upward depending on the market you are in. The Great Value brand of Black Beans at Walmart sells for $.68 a 23% advantage to the consumer.

    I do question the Costco analysis as the typical SKU count in the Club does not provide a one stop solution, as the founder has said "It's more of a treasure hunt"
    Dec 29, 2014. 07:30 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • iPhone 6 Could Turn Things Around For Best Buy  [View article]
    One of the complaints that retailers and the carrier stores make are the thin margins that Apple allows them to make. If BBY is making only 10% on these phones there are not enough accessories to be sold to make up for that. Couple that with the diminished bounties the carriers pay and while it may yield BBY sales, it does NOTHING for the profit
    Sep 27, 2014. 10:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sam's Club to push harder into electronics  [View news story]
    In other words, they will be more like Costco that already offers 24/7 tech support for electronics for the last 5 years (2009).

    Sam's will need to revisit pricing on their TV warranties as they are higher than Costco.
    Apr 17, 2014. 02:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Best Buy Wasn't Alone  [View article]
    Another component for hhgregg is their debt level vs their competitors. While hhgregg has added furntiure and is selling it, they have not had the success that Conn's is having in their markets
    Jan 16, 2014. 04:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wal-Mart Express landing near a Walgreens by you?  [View news story]
    This is at least the third location for a Walmart express of this format. The first was at University of Arkansas and another at Georgia Tech. If Walgreens or CVS has not had their Competitive Teams in there dissecting these locations, they are missing the boat.
    Jan 3, 2014. 09:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Peter Schiff Wrong About Wal-Mart?  [View article]
    The math of the author of this story is faulty as it assumes a much lower wage rate than is actulally paid to Walmart workers. All one has to do to verify this is to go to Walmartstores.com where the wage data is readily available.

    I am not advocating higher wages for Walmart workers as they are being paid more than minimum wage already (market dictated, not government dictated).

    I am advocating for better analysis whihc might or might not make this story significant
    Dec 26, 2013. 04:18 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nuggets from the Retail Sales report  [View news story]
    While Mobile is the key profit driver for BBY, it does not have as large a role at CONN or HGG. BBY would be the primary beneficiary from the mobile introductions as the other two are not seen as a destination location for these types of products.
    Oct 29, 2013. 10:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Accenture thinks the number of retail health clinics opening up in store settings like drugstores will double by the end of 2015. Though medical professionals warn about fragmented healthcare, the ease of service and lower costs of the care clinics could keep demand high. It's a trend to watch for CVS Caremark (CVS), Walgreen (WAG), Target (TGT), and Wal-Mart (WMT) as the retailers look to take advantage of expanded health insurance coverage in the U.S.  [View news story]
    I thought Walmart was or has already pulled back on those clinics already
    Jun 12, 2013. 10:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Accenture thinks the number of retail health clinics opening up in store settings like drugstores will double by the end of 2015. Though medical professionals warn about fragmented healthcare, the ease of service and lower costs of the care clinics could keep demand high. It's a trend to watch for CVS Caremark (CVS), Walgreen (WAG), Target (TGT), and Wal-Mart (WMT) as the retailers look to take advantage of expanded health insurance coverage in the U.S.  [View news story]
    Accenture missed that Walmart closed 33 clinics in 2012 as that company has pulled back in this area.
    Jun 12, 2013. 10:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wal-Mart vs. Target in Canada: The Q1 report released by Wal-Mart (WMT -2.2%) is one of the first indications of how Target's (TGT -0.7%) expansion into Canada is playing out for its rival. During the earnings call, execs didn't say the T-word (and the company won't take analyst questions), but they did cite lower traffic and a decline in operating income as well as noting Wal-Mart didn't leverage expenses in the nation. (transcript[View news story]
    There are times when I see some of these releases I have to say really? The numbers that the Target would be pulling out of Canada would not have a material impact on Walmart's international results. Sorry to see that this is what passes for analysis these days..
    May 16, 2013. 11:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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