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

In today's edition, Austin and Andrew talk about two ailing retailers, Best Buy and Sears. Both companies have been on the ropes for a while now, and are being discussed as potential turnaround candidates. Austin outlines which one he thinks is the more compelling turnaround story right now, but admits that it's a tough call.

One of the reasons it's so hard to pick a winner here is that both companies are subject to the same force we've highlighted as "the death of retail." You can learn more about this unavoidable trend in retail, and how to profit, by clicking here now.

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