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Rich Duprey

Rich has been a Fool since 1998 and writing for the site since 2004. After 20 years of patrolling the mean streets of suburbia, he hung up his badge and gun to take up a pen full time. Having made the streets safe for Truth, Justice and Krispy Kreme donuts, he now patrols the markets looking for companies he can lock up as long-term holdings in a portfolio. So follow me on Facebook and Twitter for the most important industry news in retail and consumer products and other great stories.

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TMFCop published an article 9:04 AM

Here's Why Smith & Wesson Holding Corp.'s Gun Sales Suddenly Surged

Sales suddenly soared in December primarily due to one factor.

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TMFCop published an article 8:30 AM

The J.C. Penney Catalog Makes a Comeback -- Sort Of

The rebounding retailer restores another page from its past but in a much slimmed down format.

Thu Jan 22

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TMFCop published an article 12:50 PM

Family Dollar Investors Approve Dollar Tree Deal: What Happens Now?

The dollar store drama is all over but for the regulatory clearance, but that doesn't mean investors are in the clear

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TMFCop published an article 9:08 AM

Kroger May Be Eyeing a Big Acquisition: Here Are a Few Likely Candidates

Amid speculation the supermarket leader is ready to go on a shopping spree, here are some candidates it might put in its cart.

Wed Jan 21

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TMFCop published an article 2:20 PM

Dollar General May as Well Concede Defeat in Family Dollar Takeover

It looks like the battle for the dollar store chain is all but over.

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TMFCop published an article 3:50 AM

5 Reasons to Avoid Shake Shack's IPO

You won't be shake, rattle, and rolling when this restaurant stock hits the public markets.

Tue Jan 20

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TMFCop published an article 6:10 PM

Was RadioShack Corp.'s Bankruptcy This Hedge Fund's End Game All Along?

The PE firm's last-ditch financing offer looks like the latest maneuver to push the retailer into bankruptcy.

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So PepsiCo Inc. Isn't Worth Breaking Up Anymore?

Activist investor wins seat on beverage giants board, leading some to wonder whether drive to carve up company is over.

Sun Jan 18

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TMFCop published an article 10:08 AM

Can Wendy’s Rein In Delinquent Franchises?

What level of control does a parent company have over its affiliates?

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Did Amazon Kill the Specialty Retailer?

Niche retailers often head for the safety of privatization after the e-commerce leader enters their space.

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TMFCop published an article 9:05 AM

You’ll Never Guess Who Has America’s Best Burger (Hint: It’s Not Five Guys)

The better burger trend is eating into sales at McDonald's and Wendy's, but that means customers are getting higher-quality eats

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Thu Jan 15

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IPO News: Could This Golf Offering Be a Hole in One?

Golf has been stuck in a bunker, but could a new IPO put the industry back on the green?

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TMFCop published an article 3:51 PM

Why Target Is Throwing in the Towel on Canada

Things haven't been going the retailers way in the Great White North and cutting its losses is its best option

Wed Jan 14

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TMFCop published an article 11:32 AM

Family Dollar is Taxing Dollar Tree's Patience

Dollar store chain draws a line in the sand and demands its rival face a merger vote or suffer the consequences.

Tue Jan 13

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TMFCop published an article 1:08 PM

Can Macy's and Kohl's Expect the Same Good Fortune as J.C. Penney?

Analysts are looking for a rising tide to life all boats, but some may have holes causing them to sink further.

Mon Jan 12

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TMFCop published an article 2:26 PM

What Coach Inc. Investors Need to Know About Its New Shoe Deal

The handbag maker wants the glitz of luxury, but it could tarnish its reputation.

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TMFCop published an article 8:00 AM

Why is Wall Street Always Surprised by J.C. Penney's Results?

How come analysts keep getting it wrong for this recovering retailer

Sun Jan 11

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TMFCop published an article 10:23 AM

4 Companies Risking Their Reputations For Pocket Change

More and more companies are instituting small fees for what amounts to your pocket change, but there might be a method to their madness.

Fri Jan 9

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TMFCop published an article 5:07 PM

Family Dollar Stores' Earnings Just Cratered. Why Does Dollar Tree Want to Buy This Company?

The dollar store chain isn't improving, calling into question why its rival still wants to pay billions for it.

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