Walmart May be Partially Immune to Tariff Consequences — Marketwatch.com

Some analysts believe that certain major retailers will not feel the full effects of tariffs:

Walmart Inc.  Target Corp. , Costco Wholesale Corp., Amazon.com Inc. and Best Buy Co Inc. have diversified their supply chains and pre-purchased merchandise over recent quarters, which should lessen the damage, Moody’s analysts led by Charlie O’Shea wrote in a note.

‘In addition, larger retailers have more pricing power with vendors to reduce the impact,’ Moody’s said. ‘As far as their ability to deal with the end consumer, they also have more financial strength to absorb what could very well be a temporary pricing increase.‘”

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