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2 Great Alternative Investment Opportunities in Retail Today

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While the e-commerce revolution is disrupting many traditional brick-and-mortar retailers, there are still some “physical” retailers that continue to show solid growth. Two particularly promising investment opportunities in this vein are Nordstrom (NYSE: JWN ) and TJX (NYSE: TJX ) . Both companies are well positioned within their sectors, and see the rise of e-commerce as an opportunity rather than a threat. Nordstrom: Service wins Nordstrom sits in a privileged place relative to many brick-and-mortar retailers, insofar as most of its business consists of selling apparel and shoes. Since customers usually want to try on clothing before making a purchase decision, online competitors cannot serve the market as well as brick-and-mortar stores. Moreover, Nordstrom is known for its exceptional customer service. Employees try to make personal connections with customers and the company prides itself on a “customer is always right” mentality. This is critical, because as an upscale department store ... Read More »

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