August 3, 2012
Consumer goods analyst Austin Smith discusses whether traditional grocery retailers can survive. Traditional retailers like Safeway, Kroger, and SUPERVALU have been undercut by broad-line grocery stores like Wal-Mart. These huge retailers, along with pharmacies like Walgreen or Rite Aid, sell groceries at cost to drive traffic into the stores. Traditional groceries look like they are in for a rough ride, but retailers with a competitive advantage like Whole Foods and Costco still look promising.
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