The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series in which technology editor Andrew Tonner and consumer goods editor Austin Smith discuss topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, Austin goes over the biggest retail losers of 2011. You may be surprised by some on his list. Watch the video to find out which companies have been hurt this past year and what to expect in 2012.

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