How does Whole Foods Market, which claims it's the "leading retailer of natural and organic foods," compare to specialty-grocer Sprouts Farmers Market and the mega-chain Safeway?
The Children's Place, Build-a-Bear Workshop and Target all focus on children as their marketing niche. Should you take advantage of the fact that parents continue to spend on their children even during uncertain economic times?
What do Pier 1 Imports, Bed Bath & Beyond and Williams-Sonoma have in common? They all import the majority of their merchandise, and all three companies see increasing sales and are profitable. So which one should you import into your portfolio?
As the largest retailer in the world, is Wal-Mart too big to continue its excellent track record of growth? And are companies like Kroger and Costco waiting to grab a greater share of the retail market -- at Wal-Mart's expense?
The grocery business is characterized by intense competition for shoppers' dollars but significant growth is possible for chains with the right product mix at the right price.