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Wall Street Equity Research

October 13, 2010 08:53 ET

Professional Research on Costco Wholesale Corporation and Big Lots Inc. -- How Discount, Variety Stores Industry Are Managing the Ups and Downs of the Present Economic Cycle

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - October 13, 2010) - allows shareholders to gain full understanding of the economic and market forces influencing the discount, variety stores industry, and offers free research on industry players Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST) and Big Lots Inc. (NYSE: BIG). Register today at to receive free research reports on these companies.

Discount variety stores such as Big Lots Inc. have done relatively well through the recession as many shoppers became increasingly cost-conscious and turned to the cheaper options offered by these retailers. Even as the economy seems to be stabilizing gradually, unemployment continues to remain still high and consumers are abiding to a thrifty philosophy. Recent quarterly earnings reports indicate that industry players are still doing well throughout the economic recovery. Shareholders and investors can sign up today at to download the full report on Big Lots Inc. is a specialized website where investors can have complete access to free reports on discount, variety stores industry; traders looking for analyst opinions on Costco Wholesale Corporation, Big Lots Inc. and other players in the industry are welcomed to sign up for a free one year membership at

Looking to the future, some companies are concerned that increased disposable income could send consumers back to brands, thus some industry players have begun stocking more branded labels and foods in a bid to maintain their existing customer base. Visit us at to understand the catalysts and forces driving or affecting discount, variety stores stocks.

Companies are also utilizing this time of renewed prosperity to secure their future. Some are focused on share buy-backs so as to maintain strong financial position, while others are looking to renovate and revamp their stores. Some are also concentrating their efforts on expansion both within the U.S. and into Canada and Australia. Costco Wholesale Corporation which is trying to extend its market reach in Australia is condemning Coles and Woolworths of slowing down its growth momentum there. Shareholders and investors can sign up today at to download the full report on Costco Wholesale Corporation.

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