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Oct
21

COST: Costco Breaks the Cycle

Published Oct 8, 2014 Even though it is trading at a 24x multiple on a day where retail dinosaurs J.C. Penney(JCP) and Sears (SHLD) seem to be losing the good fight, Costco (COST) is looking pretty outstanding. This morning, after months of incredibly consistent same-store sales but lagging profit growth, Costco reported a long-awaited earnings-per-share (EPS) beat. The naysayers on …

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Nov
19

Best Buy Down; Not the Way to Start a Relationship

Oh Best Buy….Really? Your website is down on the Monday BEFORE Black Friday? If you are looking to do a little prep for Black Friday by comparing TV prices online Best Buy is not going to be much help today. The site has a notice “Our site is incredibly busy! Please be patient while we …

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Oct
31

On Halloween Don’t be Tricked by the Hurricane Retail Trade

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On This Halloween Don’t be Tricked by the Hurricane Retail Trade As the market re-opens post Sandy and the damage is assessed no doubt one of the topics today will be the retail hurricane trade.  On this Halloween I would say Don’t Be Tricked by the Fast Retail Trade. Here is the reality.  Weather events …

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Oct
31

Retail-The Storm of the Century Again?

It’s the Storm of the Century! Again? this story was published on CNBC.COM Consumer Nation 10/29/2012 Here we go again the hurricane retail trade ideas are swirling around just like Sandy’s gusts of wind coming our way.  Reality check.  Storms do not help retailers with bad business models.  At best they give retailers a short- …

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Aug
26

Earthquakes, Hurricanes and Higher Input Costs; a Triple Whammy for Consumers

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Residents of the East Coast are getting a double whammy this week. First a 5.8 magnitude earthquake with an epicentre in Virginia shook residents all the way to New York City. And now Irene has her sights set on us with her first stop in North Carolina following a path to New York City and …

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