Entries by Anthony Attardo

    The Contrarian Investor: How E-commerce Hurts the Retail Sector

    April 11, 2016 11:07 AM by Anthony Attardo

    Online shopping has been a boon to consumers, but contrary to widespread belief, it is expensive to pursue in a highly competitive marketplace and diluting many retailers’ margins.

    Is the evolution of e-commerce good or bad for retail? For many investors, the natural perception is that the evolution of e-commerce is a highly-profitable, incremental revenue stream for retailers. But that’s the trouble with conventional wisdom. As the late economist and public official John Kenneth Galbraith put it, “The enemy of the conventional wisdom is not ideas but the march of events.”

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