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Sep
02

Best Buy: Cost Cutting Doesn’t Cut It

original publish date august 26, 2014 It was no secret going into Best Buy’s (BBY) earnings report that it was going to be bad. Warnings in the rearview mirror from Wal-Mart (WMT) to hhgregg (HGG) to the Best Buy CEO himself (referred to plunging tablet sales mid-quarter) painted a pretty dismal picture for the category. But while most retailers are benefiting …

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Sep
02

WMT: Break the Streak

this was originally published Aug 14 2014 Wal-Mart (WMT) must have been chanting “Break the Streak” during the second quarter, and it worked. After five quarters of negative same-store sales, the discounter finally achieved sales guidance and put up a flat comparison. Note that this was following five quarters of missing comp estimates of flat to …

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Jul
31

Target new CEO; Clear the Decks and Target May Hit a Bullseye

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What happened to the days when the company was a fashion leader and had differentiated merchandising collections? Simply put the company has started to blend into the discount landscape with promotions and less compelling offerings

Feb
13

CVS:No More Smoke With Your Coke

original publish date Feb 6 2014 CVS Caremark (CVS) is taking the generally accepted moral high ground and saying, “No more smoke with your Coke (KO).” The drugstore chain is pulling all tobacco products from their stores, effective Oct. 1 of this year. At first glance, the move makes total sense. CVS is on the road …

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Jan
10

TGT: New Ailment but Don’t Forget Pre Existing Condition

published 12/30/2013 Oh, Tar-jay, you really have blundered this one. After the hacking incident that compromised 40 million Target (TGT) customers’ payment data, between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15, management took its sweet old time and waited till Dec. 20 before announcing it. To add a little salt to the wound, Target confirmed Friday that personal …

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