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ASOS continues to leverage the global shift toward online shopping. The company plans capital expenditures of £230–£250 million in its 2019 fiscal year. These will be directed toward technology that includes a new retail-planning merchandising system and the automation of hubs in Europe and the US.

Tesco (LSE: TSCO)

Tesco PLC is a UK-based retailer of groceries and general merchandise such as books, clothing, electronics, furniture and toys. It also sells automotive fuel and offers services such as telecom, Internet, retail banking and insurance services.


RH (formerly Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc.) is a U.S. retailer specializing in home furnishings, headquartered in Corte Madera, California. The company offers a range of products in categories that include furniture, lighting, textiles, bathware, décor, outdoor and garden, tableware, and child and teen furnishings.

Big Lots (NYSE: BIG)

Big Lots Inc. is a US-based discount retailer headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. The company offers products in various categories, including furniture, food, décor and more. The company was incorporated in 1986 and was previously known as Consolidated Stores Corporation until it adopted its current name in May 2001. The company runs its operations entirely in the US.

Dollar Tree Stores (NASDAQ: DLTR)

Dollar Tree is a US-based operator of discount variety stores headquartered in Chesapeake, Virginia. The company’s stores operate under the names of Dollar Tree, Family Dollar and Dollar Tree Canada but reports under two key business segments, Dollar Tree and Family Dollar. Dollar Tree completed the acquisition of Family Dollar Stores, Inc. on July 6, 2015, which at the time had over 8,200 stores. While Dollar Tree’s business model is based on offering products at $1,

Williams-Sonoma (NYSE: WSM)

Williams-Sonoma Inc. is a US-based multichannel specialty retailer of home and kitchenware products. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, the company operates stores in the US, including Puerto Rico; Canada; Australia; and the UK.

Kroger (NYSE: KR)

The Kroger Co. is the largest supermarket retailer in the US and the country’s second-biggest grocery retailer after Walmart Inc.

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG)

Dollar General Corporation (Dollar General) is an US discount retailer headquartered in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. It offers a broad selection of merchandise across categories including consumables, seasonal items, home products and apparel. The company offers national brands from leading manufacturers and also private-label selections with prices at substantial discounts to national brands. Most of the products on offer are priced at $10 or less in small-box locations. The company operates entirely in the US.

BJ’s Wholesale Club (NYSE: BJ)

BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc. (BJ’s), founded in 1984, is a membership-only warehouse club chain that operates on the east coast of the US. The company ranks third among warehouse clubs in total revenues, after Costco and Sam’s Club. BJ’s seeks to sell groceries at prices lower than traditional supermarkets. Its primary offerings include perishables, edible grocery, general merchandise and non-edible grocery. The company was acquired by private equity investors in 2011 and completed an initial public offering on June 27, 2018. BJ’s is headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts.

Five Below Inc. (NASDAQ: FIVE)

Five Below Inc. (Five Below) is a US-based specialty value retailer that offers merchandise (priced at $5 and below) primarily catering to the teen and pre-teen demographic. Incorporated on January 30, 2002, the retailer offers a range of products including select brands and licensed merchandise in categories such as style, room, sports, tech, crafts, party, candy and now. The company operate entirely in the US.

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: OLLI)

The main pillars of Ollie’s strategy are to grow its store base, increase its offerings of compelling bargains and to leverage and expand “Ollie’s Army,” being members of its loyalty program. Ollie’s marketing strategy is characterized by a unique, fun and engaging treasure hunt shopping experience, a compelling customer value proposition and witty, humorous in-store signage and advertising campaigns.

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW)

The company aims to drive profitable sales and maintain an expense-reduction culture. It expects these efforts to generate significant cash flow from operations over the next three years. At the same time, management remains committed to investing in the business and returning excess cash to shareholders.

The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD)

Home Depot’s strategic framework rests on three pillars: customer experience, product authority, and productivity and efficiency driven by effective capital. The overall goal is to provide an interconnected retail experience to drive value in a rapidly evolving retail landscape.

Wayfair (NYSE: W)

Wayfair Inc. is a U.S.-based e-commerce company that offers more than 10 million products from over 10,000 suppliers. Incorporated on Aug. 8, 2014, the company specializes in home products, offering a large selection of furniture, décor, decorative accents, housewares, seasonal decor and other home goods. Wayfair operates in two reporting segments, U.S. and International. Most products are shipped to customers directly from suppliers, but the proportion of products shipped through its own logistics network continues to grow. As of Dec. 31, 2017, Wayfair employed 7,751 full-time staff.