SOURCE: StockCall


November 16, 2010 08:43 ET

Research on BJ's Wholesale Club Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. -- Discount Variety Stores Battling It Out for a Christmas Season Victory

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - November 16, 2010) - offers investors comprehensive research on the discount, variety stores industry and has completed analytical research on BJ's Wholesale Club Inc. (NYSE: BJ) and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches. 

Discount variety stores are getting ready to release their quarterly earnings over this week or onwards with players like on Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and BJ's Wholesale Club Inc. scheduled to release theirs today November 16th and tomorrow November 17th. Many are still fighting hard to come back from recession lows but sales do seem to be improving a bit. Most October sales figures were marginally higher than last year, showing that customers are returning to the stores. However, the back-to-school season was uninspiring; so many industry players are counting on the Christmas season to boost their yearly results. Investors can register for free to access the research reports on BJ's Wholesale Club Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. at or 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 BJ's Wholesale Club Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc.; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

Discount variety stores are starting their promotions early this year, with November already including roll backs and price cuts. Black Friday will be the first milestone of the season and stores are gearing up for it hard, promising deep discounts and longer opening hours. Electronics, clothes and toys seem to be at the focus of the sales. The industry is already experiencing something of a price war over toys, as companies vie to keep and increase their market share. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

Discount variety stores have a new concern this year as internet shopping has taken off more than ever and online retailers are offering reduced shipping. Industry players are fighting back with varying offers of free delivery. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the discount, variety stores industry.

Members of the industry which have not fared so well during the recession and are failing to keep up with the opposition are looking into the possibility of being taken-over by private-equity funds, so long as it is at the right price.

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