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Brian Shaw

Brian Shaw


Brian is a contributor to The Motley Fool that seeks to translate the investing wisdom of Peter Lynch and other investing legends into timely coverage of consumer goods companies.

Recent articles

3 Reasons Why Whole Foods Market Remains a Fantastic Long-Term Investment

Despite the recent decline of its share price, Whole Foods Market's tremendous growth potential far outweighs competitive concerns.

Was the Second Quarter of Del Frisco's Restaurant Group Really That Bad?

Shares of Del Frisco's Restaurant Group plunged after the company reported second-quarter results and guidance that missed analyst expectations. How has the long-term investing picture changed?

The Outlook for Staples Is a Matter of Perspective

Shares of Staples are hovering near 10-year lows, but is the company a buy today?

J. C. Penney's Turnaround Has A Long Way to Go

Headlines of huge revenue and margin growth should not fool investors; JC Penney still has a long way to go before deserving a valuation on par with its retail peers.

The Container Store Presents a Dilemma for Investors

After a weak first quarter and corresponding plunge in share price, is The Container Store a buy, hold, or sell?

What Makes Costco Wholesale a Best-in-Class Retailer?

Costco Wholesale has proven to be a market beating investment in recent years, and the company's strengths make it likely that Costco will continue to perform better than rivals such as Wal-Mart and Target.

PetSmart Remains a Well-Priced Investment Idea

PetSmart has quietly outperformed the market in recent years, but is the company a buy today?

Starbucks Is Worth the Premium Valuation

While Starbucks trades at a premium to its peers, the company's operational success more than justifies its valuation.

Under Armour: Part Nike, Part

Even after years of significant growth, Under Armour is still in the early days of a tremendous growth story.

Saddle_Ridge_Can's Next Target: eBay Inc.'s fight to take market share from eBay has largely been under the radar, but the rivalry has become much less subtle in 2014.

What Was Darden Restaurants Thinking When It Sold Red Lobster?

Darden Restaurants recently announced the sale of Red Lobster to Golden Gate Capital for $1.6 billion. Many investors believe there were a number of better ways to unlock value for shareholders.

How Much Is Too Much? Chipotle Mexican Grill Shareholders Reject Executive Compensation

Chipotle Mexican Grill shareholders recently voted against the company's compensation plan for executives; what does this result mean for the company and management going forward?

Del Frisco's Restaurant Group Presents a Unique Investing Opportunity

Del Frisco's Restaurant Group reported solid first-quarter results, but the growth potential of the concept remains hidden to many investors.

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Watch out Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Target Corp.: Inc.'s Moat Is Much Wider Than You Think is well known for its wide selection, fast shipping, and excellent customer service. There's a much stronger moat behind this growth than most investors realize.


The Market Is Missing the Big Picture at RetailMeNot, Inc.

Shares of RetailMeNot plunged following the release of first quarter earnings that were below analyst expectations, but was this reaction really warranted?

Is the Turnaround Complete at Rite Aid?

After several years of struggles, Rite Aid has demonstrated solid performance in recent quarters and has plans to stay competitive with rivals CVS and Walgreens.


Disappointing Growth at Noodles & Company

Noodles & Company reported first quarter results that fell below expectations; investors can expect the company's stock to slide given the growth assumptions embedded in the company's current trading multiples.


One Number Explains Why Chipotle Is a Buy

Chipotle Mexican Grill reported solid quarterly results during Q1 2014, but one number jumps out for investors looking to assess whether shares of Chipotle are a buy at today's prices. Continues to Be the Most Innovative Retailer in the World has continued to revolutionize retail through numerous innovations that improve the customer experience and drive consumers to buy more goods from the company.

Glassdoor Ratings Might Predict Stock Market Outperformance

The quality of management may be difficult to assess, but one easy metric has proven to have a correlation with management quality and share price returns.