When it does, two of the stocks likely to be leading the way are Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ: COST) and Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO), classic blue chips that have a track record of outperforming in both bear markets and bull markets. In order to compare the two consumer staples stocks, we asked two of our Motley Fool contributors to present the buy case for each one. Jennifer Saibil (Costco Wholesale): Costco has been a market-beating stock for decades, outperforming the S&P 500 by wide margins over time.
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It's hard to understate the power that Walmart, Amazon, and Costco Wholesale wield in the U.S. retail industry and the broader economy. Walmart and Amazon are also the two biggest employers in the country, and Costco is among the top as well. The retailer I'm talking about is BJ's Wholesale Club (NYSE: BJ), the membership-based club chain, generally thought of as the No. 3 operator in that retail subsector behind Costco and Walmart's Sam's Club.