The following video is from Wednesday's Investor Beat, in which host Chris Hill and analysts Jason Moser and Bryan Hinmon dissect the hardest-hitting investing stories of the day.
Family Dollar (UNKNOWN:FDO.DL) has reported third-quarter results, and the numbers look good. The discount retail chain was able to increase its sales by 9% and comps by 3%. Despite the good quarter however, Jason and Bryan see troubled times ahead for the company. Without something to differentiate Family Dollar from its competitors or inspire brand loyalty in its customers, continual erosion of its market share both from big-name retailers such as Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) or Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT), as well as from other discount retailers such as Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR), remains a constant looming threat.
The relevant video segment can be found between 0:15 and 2:25.
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