The following video is from Friday's edition of Investor Beat, in which host Chris Hill and Motley Fool analyst Charly Travers dissect the hardest-hitting investing stories from the market today.
There are unconfirmed reports swirling in the rumor mill that Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) has its eye on creating a packaged-goods business, known as Amazon Pantry. Should companies like Costco (NASDAQ:COST) or Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT), with its Sam's Club business, be deeply concerned on this news? In this segment, Charly discusses why he sees this as a natural extension of Amazon's business, and why Costco and Wal-Mart will need to be following this story very carefully.
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