The company is also facing billions of dollars in debt which has led to a decline in shopping experience over the years. The company has struggled to pay on loans and lenders urged the company to pursue a complete liquidation of the U.S. business.
Greg Portell, lead partner at retail consultant A.T. Kearney told CNN Money, “If you’re going to have that breadth of inventory, you need someone in the store to help you find it, help you experience it. It’s hard to sell toys in a cold, warehouse environment.”
With the close of such major retailers, stores like Amazon (AMZN) and Walmart (WMT) may become even bigger players than they already are. Given this, we’ve highlighted five consumer ETFs having the largest allocation to Walmart and five consumer ETFs with the largest allocation to Amazon.
ETFs with exposure to Walmart
- iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Consumer Staples ETF (CNSF) – Walmart Weighting: 9%
- First Trust Nasdaq Retail ETF (FTXD) – Walmart Weighting: 8%
- Fidelity MSCI Consumer Staples Index ETF (FSTA) – Walmart Weighting: 6.3%
- VanEck Vectors Retail ETF (RTH) – Walmart Weighting: 6%
- John Hancock Multifactor Consumer Staples ETF (JMHS) Walmart Weighting: 5.7%
ETFs with exposure to Amazon
- VanEck Vectors Retail ETF (RTH) – Amazon Weighting: 15.13%
- RTHVanEck Vct Rtl96.23-0.18%
- SPDR Consumer Discretionary Select Sector Fund (XLY) – Amazon Weighting: 12.39%
- XLYSel Sct Cns Dis105.93+0.21%
- First Trust DJ Internet Index Fund (FDN) – Amazon Weighting: 10.04%
- Fidelity MSCI Consumer Discretionary Index ETF (FDIS) – Amazon Weighting: 9.95%
- Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF (VCR) – Amazon Weighting 9.90%
For more information on retail products, visit our retail ETFs category.