The Back-to-School Pulse

Back-to-school season is a huge time of year for retailers. But unlike last year, when retailers pushed the tech boom on consumers, this year retailers are setting their sights on value. It will probably be this theme that dominates the retail space for years to come, especially with price transparency. Wal-Mart,, and Costcoare the best brands for investors to hitch onto today. All three have great business models and pricing strategies that will allow the consumer to connect extremely well over the next five years. For more, watch the following video.

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