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January 24, 2011 08:15 ET

Equity Research on Costco Wholesale Corporation and Target Corp. - Discount Variety Stores Expanding Abroad

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - January 24, 2011) - offers investors comprehensive research on the discount, variety stores industry and has completed analytical research on Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST) and Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches. 

Companies in the Discount Variety Store sector have continued to perform well recently, as shoppers who learned to be frugal during the economic crisis have continued to aggressively hunt out bargains despite an improving economy. Strong December sales were reported by Costco Wholesale Corp. with the company reporting an increase of 11% over the same period last year (including sales from their Mexican joint venture). Costco Wholesale Corporation research report is accessible for free by registering today at is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the discount, variety stores industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Costco Wholesale Corporation and Target Corp.; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

Some companies such as Costco and Target corp. are looking to expansion to improve their market share. Costco has announced the planned opening of its third store in Australia which will be located in Canberra. Target is also looking to expand abroad and has recently agreed to pay Canadian company Zellers Inc. $1.825 billion for the leasehold interests of up to a maximum of 220 Zellers locations which will be converted into Target retail outlets. Target is hoping to open between 100 and 150 stores over the next four years in Canada. Target Corp. research report is available for free by signing up now at

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