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Description: It was a rough winter for retailers and Wal-Mart was no exception. But the company also issued weak guidance for the warmer second quarter as it boosts investments to remain competitive against Amazon and Costco.

Source: CNN.com – video report

Date: May 15, 2014

Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/investing/2014/05/15/investing-the-buzz-walmart-retailers-kohls.cnnmoney/index.html

Questions for Discussions:

  • Why did Wal-Mart miss earnings targets, according to this report?
  • Do you think Wal-Mart will have more difficulty competing in a crowded retail market?
  • How should management respond strategically?

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