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August 08, 2011 08:53 ET

Equity Research on Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Costco Wholesale Corporation - Trends in Discount, Variety Stores

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - Aug 8, 2011) - offers investors comprehensive research on the Discount, Variety Stores industry and has completed analytical research on Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) and Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches.

There are several interesting trends in the Discount, Variety Stores sector lately. One has been the push by many big retailers to locally source their produce. Viewed by consumers as better for the environment, fresher and community friendly, many retailers have realized that getting their produce from closer actually translates into better profits. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the Discount, Variety Stores industry. 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 Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Costco Wholesale Corporation; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is just one of the many companies that have said encouraging their buyers to procure locally grown goods has helped expenses. Paying less in high fuel prices as well as the ability to better control spoilage help companies improve their margins even if local produce has a higher initial ticket price. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. research report is accessible for free by registering today at

On the macro-scale, consumer confidence is something investor's should be tracking. High fuel prices and unemployment are both conspiring to hurt consumers. While the strength of high-end stores seems to indicate that the upper-level consumers are not hurting as badly, those in the lower income demographics will likely have to rein in their discretionary purchases. Retail warehouse operators like Costco Wholesale Corporation are expected to see strong numbers in their July sales. Costco Wholesale Corporation research report is available for free by signing up now at

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