Investors in retirement typically gravitate toward solid and reliable investments, meaning companies that can deliver consistent returns for shareholders through good and bad economic environments. If you are looking to add those kinds of companies to your portfolio, names such as PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP), Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL), and Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) are remarkably attractive dividend stocks for retirees to consider.

PepsiCo is a market leader in the global snack and soft drink industries: The company owns an enormously valuable portfolio featuring 22 different brands that each make over $1 billion each in annual global sales. This includes not only traditional names such as Pepsi, Lay's, and Doritos, but also more dynamic brands targeted toward health-conscious consumers, like Gatorade, Tropicana, and Quaker Oats.  Continue Reading...