Charlie O'Shea

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There's a lot of flexibility in the workforce when you (hire temporary workers)... Hiring seasonal employees is a way to test what you really need.feedback
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Sep 13 2017
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Charlie O'Shea is associated, including China, Wal-Mart, and retail. Most recently, Charlie O'Shea has been quoted saying: “Food delivery is a niche business. It plays in New York. It plays in Chicago. It plays to the upper-end demographic. It got big quickly. It did it with brick and mortar.” in the article Why Amazon needs to do more brick and mortar, not less.
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Jun 09 2017

There's a lot of collateral damage out there right now.feedback

May 25 2017

Q1 continued the trend of Best Buy enhancing its competitive position. Potential performance pressure points were evident during the quarter, including delays in income tax refunds and hhgregg's bankruptcy and still-ongoing liquidation; however, Best Buy successfully avoided the trap of chasing low quality/margin sales.feedback

May 25 2017

We expect Best Buy to continue to perform at a high level across multiple categories, with appliances likely to be one of the bright spots given market dynamics.feedback

Apr 12 2017 - Walmart

Stores are still an asset and Wal-Mart is demonstrating that with this effort. Jet is in a lot of ways Wal-Mart discovering fire for a bricks-and-mortar retailer. We're starting to see [it] really start to roll.feedback

Apr 07 2017

You've got retailers out there that leveraged up ... at a time when retailers need as much financial flexibility as they can get to be able to transition online. If you can't make that online transition, you're going to end up where we're seeing a lot of retailers today – with competitive positions that are weakening, some acute liquidity problems and it ends up being a perfect storm.feedback

Mar 14 2017

It's a tough period of time for these guys right now.feedback

Mar 01 2017

Best Buy's ability to expand margins in [the fourth quarter] in the face of what we characterized as one of the most promotional holiday seasons we have seen in the last 15 years, especially in Best Buy's key product categories, is impressive.feedback

Feb 28 2017 - Walmart

Target's decision to absorb some hits to profits in 2017 due to price investments, and the acceleration of investments in physical assets and new brands, as well as online, are sensible long-term strategic moves to enhance its competitive position, and recognize the changing landscape of retail. Due to its historically balanced and disciplined financial policy, we believe Target has the wherewithal from a credit perspective to bite the short-term profitability bullet that will result from this strategy.feedback

Feb 21 2017 - Walmart

We believe Wal-Mart is continuing to generate critical and increasing traction online.feedback

Dec 16 2016 - Costco

You go in there, and the classic example [is], I went in to buy this, and I spent 400 bucks. I find it very hard to find anything negative to say about Costco.feedback

Dec 15 2016 - Walmart

We believe Amazon, Wal-Mart, Target and Best Buy are well-positioned as we head into the final leg of the holiday season. We stress that holiday is a marathon, not a sprint, so there are a lot of miles left to run.feedback

Nov 21 2016

In some cases when you are very seasonal and you're under attack, in order to defend your year-round... position, you have to be competitive.feedback

Nov 17 2016

Best Buy's third quarter of online growth... continues to validate the company's multi-channel transformation.feedback

Nov 17 2016 - Samsung

The Samsung issues will be somewhat of a drag on Q4.feedback

Nov 01 2016 - Christmas

What we've seen is no matter how bad the economy is, we always have a Christmas. [But] there are a lot of variables here.feedback

Oct 06 2016 - Walmart

S decision makes even more sense in the scope of its Jet deal, which closed last month, O.feedback

Oct 06 2016 - Walmart

This is a different Wal-Mart.feedback

Oct 06 2016 - Walmart

You just spent $3.3 billion accruing this asset. You've got to maximize it ... and that's what they're doing.feedback

Oct 05 2016 - Walmart

You extend the brand and you deepen the relationship with consumers.feedback

Oct 05 2016 - Walmart

I don't think any retailer that is savvy and gets it is building new stores and not having least almost a full one eye on where it fits in a multi-channel strategy. Everybody's probably thinking that way and if not, they probably should be.feedback

Aug 22 2016

Total retail sales including vehicles roughly exceeds $4 trillion in 2016. The very high level of debt repayment is money that could be spent elsewhere in the economy.feedback

Aug 22 2016

The only potential 'non-losers' may be the retailers that typically benefit from the 'trade-down' effect.feedback

Aug 08 2016 - Walmart

These guys aren't just kind of sitting there and letting the world do what it wants to do. Amazon's got this huge lead. That lead is going to be tough to relinquish but there's a lot of [share] out there.feedback

Aug 08 2016 - Walmart

This acquisition in tandem with its joint-venture in China with JD.com, demonstrates that Wal-Mart is attacking online retail with significant zeal. As we believe 'catching' Amazon online is an unrealistic goal for any brick-and-mortar retailer, Wal-Mart now has a definite leg up on its competitors in the very important race to be No. 2 online.feedback

Jan 15 2016 - Walmart

I've always wondered why it's taken so long to cull the U.S. store base because they really haven't done much of it over the past several years.feedback

Jan 14 2016

One major takeaway for us is Best Buy's discipline thus far surrounding pricing, as it does not appear the company was chasing low-margin sales.feedback

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