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Analyzing Retail Business Risk Nov 97
Standard & Poors, November 1997
S&P Ratings Desk Analysis of the business risk profiles of about 140 rated retailers, including risk assessments by retail sector and by company, indicates that business risk is high, as more than 60% of the companies had business profiles that were below average or well below average. Standard&Poor's has identified the retailers best positioned to face the challenges of the turbulent retail environment, which is expected to continue for the balance of the 1990s. These eight retailers, with well above average business profiles, remain the same as in last year's study: Albertson's Inc., Army&Air Force Exchange Service, May Dept. Stores, McDonald's Corp., Toys 'R' Us Inc., Home Depot Inc., Walgreen, and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Standard&Poor's identified drug retailing as the...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Albertson's Inc. ,Home Depot Inc.,McDonald's Corp.,Toys "R" Us Inc.,Wal-Mart Stores Inc.,Walgreen Co.,Ralphs Grocery Co.,Duane Reade,Army & Air Force Exchange Service
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Albertson's Inc. ,Home Depot Inc.,McDonald's Corp.,Toys "R" Us Inc.,Wal-Mart Stores Inc.,Walgreen Co.,Ralphs Grocery Co.,Duane Reade,Army & Air Force Exchange Service