Retail chain consolidation could threaten consumer goods sellers

|By:, SA News Editor

A number of consumer goods companies that sell widely to retail chains are under-performing market indexes today after Dollar Tree announced it will buy out Family Dollar.

Consolidation in the retail sector could give some leverage to the store chains as their scale broadens, according to Belus Capital Advisors' Brian Sozzi.

On watch: PepsiCo (PEP -0.7%), Coca-Cola (KO -0.7%), Kraft Foods (KRFT -0.1%), Procter & Gamble (PG -0.4%), Colgate-Palmolive (CL -0.3%), Energizer Holdings (ENR -0.8%), Kimberly-Clark (KMB -0.3%).

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