Kroger And Walmart: A Look Away From Amazon

May 09, 2022 6:00 AM ETThe Kroger Co. (KR), WMT2 Comments


  • U.S. grocery e-commerce is the fastest-growing product category online.
  • Most investors focus (rightfully) on Amazon, yet Kroger and Walmart are also leaders in the grocery space, both offline and online.
  • You will see why Kroger holds a more attractive spot than Walmart on our investing roadmap.
  • In uncertain times like these, a simple roadmap helps us generate higher returns at lower risks with fewer but well-understood holdings like Kroger.
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The investment thesis

E-commerce is the future, and most of the spotlight in this future is focused on Amazon, for good reasons. However, going forward, grocery e-commerce is the fastest sub-category. And eMarketer estimated that

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