Which Discount Retailer has the Best Business Model?
Wal-Mart and Target have the lowest gross margins, while Big Lots and Dollar Tree have the highest. Is close-out retail the better business model?
Smaller Stores Report Higher Same-Store Sales Growth than Big Box Retailers
Tuesday Morning, Dollar General, Dollar Tree and Family Dollar have reported better same-store sales numbers than Wal-Mart, Target and Big Lots. Is there something wrong with the large-box format?
The 3 Worst Discount Retailers by Same-Store Sales Growth
Dollar Tree, Dollar General, and Tuesday Morning have posted better same-store sales growth than Target, Wal-Mart, and Big Lots. Are smaller store formats better investments for 2014?
Why Off-Price Retailers Are Beating Their Full-Price Counterparts
As consumers continue to stretch their budgets in an uncertain economic environment, off-price retailing should be increasingly popular. TJX is my top pick among off-price retailers for its consistent financial track record.
2 Reasons Why Wal-Mart Will Do Better Than Target in 2014
Wal-mart, Big Lots and Target are considered big box retailers, but only Wal-mart reported positive earnings growth last quarter. What is Wal-mart doing differently?
3 Reasons Why Wal-Mart Is in Trouble in 2014
Like Target, Wal-Mart has had issues with customer traffic and same-store sales, but Wal-Mart's other issues make Target's security breach seem small in comparison.
Visa and MasterCard Ordered to Pay $5.7 Billion Settlement
Visa and MasterCard have been ordered to pay a significant settlement in a trade group lawsuit. Large retailers like Wal-Mart and Target aren't happy with the deal.