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What are the most Paleo stocks (public companies)?

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Created October 22, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Paleo is rapidly gaining traction as a diet and lifestyle internationally. Which publicly traded companies do you think benefit most directly from this trend? Put another way, if you were going to invest in the growth of the Paleo concept, where would you stash your bacon?

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on October 23, 2012
at 01:55 AM

@Sol: I fully agree (and despise WH, personally) but the question is: "who would benefit most directly from this trend" - and that is most certainly going to be them; they've jumped all the way on the grass-fed bandwagon. $24/lb for a rib-eye...

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on October 23, 2012
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Whole Foods has a pretty heavy vegetarian agenda and a pretty large percent of their foods are anything but whole. Whole Foods is more of a marketing gimmick than a great place to get lots of whole foods.

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on October 22, 2012
at 07:38 PM

One of the big ones I can think of right now is Whole Foods (WFM).

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on October 22, 2012
at 07:47 PM

Don't buy individual stocks as a retail investor; financial institutions have rigged the game. That's not my opinion; it's the opinion of Jeremy Grantham, a principal at one of the world's larget asset management company who's consistently produced excess returns for his clients over a long period.

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on October 23, 2012
at 12:24 AM

Only thing I can think of is barefoot shoes, like VFF, vivobarefoot etc, but dunno if any of those are public. I dont think movnat or crossfit are publically traded, lol.

Hmmm, what about a grassfed meat producing company, or grassfed milk outfit (like the ones in new zealand for example) etc: Affco, mainland, fonterra. Some of those are defo public.

You might even find some US companies that do grassfed stuff ;P

I wouldnt count on wholefoods in the US being part of the trend, if it becomes mainstream. More likely some other store with a more paleo focus would do well instead.

Mind you, from what I hear, in some places in the US, you cant really buy normal whole foods from a corner, and whole foods is sometimes the only alternative to junk food. If thats really sometimes the case (which seems hard to beleive), then probably whole foods would do well out of paleo mainstreaming, just because the lack of viable alternatives.

Again, hard to beleive (I heard this from someone who said while they were in the US in one particular place, there was no corner store to buy fruit and veges from, the place was instead lined with fast food options, and there wasnt even any pavement to walk on because you were expected to drive). I am not sure what to make of that story, but if it is true, whole foods would then definately benefit, even if its not ideal.

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on October 22, 2012
at 10:02 PM

Apple. I get to paleohacks on my iPad

Plus their performance is stellar

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on October 23, 2012
at 08:23 AM

The meat industry

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on October 22, 2012
at 09:27 PM

Crocs is publicly traded. I would also think any tech stock since so many Paleo's are computer geeks.

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on October 22, 2012
at 07:41 PM

Monanto, cos they're killing all the SADers and leaving all the good stuff for us...

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