Time to Panic on Wal-Mart and Target?
The best investors ignore the herd and use foresight as opposed to hindsight. This is your opportunity to do the same with Wal-Mart and Target.
Should You Invest in Dunkin’ Brands or Starbucks?
Dunkin’ Brands and Starbucks have a lot in common, but it's their differences that should help determine which is the better investment option for you.
Orbitz Worldwide: Behind the Curve?
The online travel industry is so competitive that companies must relentlessly innovate in order to stay ahead, which could lead to an investment opportunity. Is Orbitz one of those companies?
Costco: The Opposite of Wal-Mart
Wal-Mart and Costco have different ways of doing business, but is one method better than the other? Investors need to know.
Is J.C. Penney a Turnaround Story or Not?
J.C. Penney recently reported substantial year-over-year improvements in the first quarter, but savvy investors know to delve a little deeper.
Buying Opportunity for Whole Foods?
When underlying performance is good and stock performance is bad, it’s time to take a serious look at that company.
Will McDonald’s Continue to Reward Investors?
McDonald’s has delivered for investors through the years. Is this trend sustainable in the current quick-service restaurant environment?
Is Tiffany Still a Worthwhile Investment?
Tiffany has held center stage in the jewelry market for decades, but is one of its peers about to steal the spotlight?
Dunkin' Brands Shareholders Shouldn't Forget About Baskin-Robbins
That ice cream shop with 31 flavors might not be as unique as it used to be, but it should be a growth driver for Dunkin’ Brands going forward.
How Do Sonic, Starbucks, and McDonald’s Score for Customer Experience?
It has been proven that customer experiences impact sales. This is potentially good news for two of the three companies listed in the headline and possibly bad news for the other.
Dunkin’ Brands is Firing on All Cylinders
Look at trends for average revenue per store and store counts and you will find a formula that should lead to future success.
KFC Isn’t Just Losing Ground to Chick-fil-A
Chick-fil-A might be the most impressive quick-service restaurant in the chicken category, but you can’t invest in it. Another chicken-focused quick-service restaurant has performed like Chick-fil-A, and you can invest in it.
Starbucks: Is Serving Alcohol a Wise Decision?
Starbucks is known for making highly strategic decisions that tend to drive the top line from different directions. Is this likely to be another example, or is this a misstep?
Wal-Mart Ups Its Potential
Wal-Mart might be losing customers to Amazon, but it is fighting hard to find ways to fuel growth and cut costs.
Most Consumers Don’t Like Wal-Mart but Shop There Anyway
Consumer Reports just conducted a study on grocery stores, which revealed some interesting and important consumer opinions. These consumer opinions could wreak havoc on Wal-Mart over the long haul. Other companies stand to benefit.
Several Reasons Why Walgreen Looks Appealing
Stop paying attention to all those headlines stating that Walgreen will close 76 underperforming locations. While this is true, it’s not the whole story.
Costco's Success: Company Culture Plays a Role
Wal-Mart's company culture might be improving, but it's still poor overall. Target's company culture is average and might be weakening. Costco, on the other hand, continues to deliver a top-tier company culture, which leads to strong fiscal results.
The Latest Weapon in the Restaurant Wars: Free!
McDonald’s, Burger King, and Wendy’s have all implemented their own initiatives focused on free, but one of these companies holds a significant advantage over the other two.
Which Coffee and Fast-Casual Restaurants Rank No. 1 for Customer Loyalty?
Customer loyalty leads to repeat business. This then drives the top line and leads to the likelihood of shareholder returns.
American Coffee Shops Are Far Out in the Far East
Dunkin’ Donuts is all the rage in South Korea, but Starbucks has already dug itself in for the likely future surge for coffee demand in China.