Today, analysts Andrew Tonner and Austin Smith discuss some companies that can continue to thrive despite soft retail numbers. Wal-Mart and its competitors offer staple goods at competitive prices, meaning that consumers will still shop there even when scaling back on luxury goods. Dollar General and thrift stores can also see high demand, while higher-end stores like Tiffany will suffer.

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