The Biggest Victim of This Consumer Trend

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The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which consumer-goods editor/analyst Austin Smith and technology editor/analyst Andrew Tonner discuss topics around the investing world.

In today's edition, Austin discusses an emerging trend that has many retailers running scared. With the proliferation of online retail, more consumers are using bricks-and-mortar stores as showrooms to test goods before buying them online at a lower price.

This trend of "showrooming" will absolutely crush the stores that don't embrace the changes and adapt accordingly. To uncover out picks for the best way investors can play this trend, The Motley Fool has created a free report: "The Death of Retail," which highlights two companies hand-picked by Fool analysts that are set to dominate the future. To check out these two companies and learn more about the future of retailing, click here now -- it's free!

At the time this article was published Andrew Tonner and Austin Smith have no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Amazon.com, Best Buy and Wal-Mart Stores.Motley Fool newsletter services recommendAmazon.com and Wal-Mart Stores. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

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