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February, 2012  // Posts published in February, 2012

Feb 28 2012 Retail, Technology

GameStop’s iDevice Program Positive but Long-Term Sustainability Still in Question (GME)

Research Question: Is GameStop’s iDevice trade-in program a viable business model? How is consumer demand for refurbished iDevices at GameStop stores? By: Susan Jennings Kantari Companies: AAPL, AMZN, BBY, GME, RSH Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Of the 13 GameStop Corp. (GME) stores interviewed, four sell refurbished iDevices while all buy used […]

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Feb 28 2012 Retail

Ulta, Overall Beauty Industry Will Grow in 2012

Research Question: Can Ulta continue its successful 2011 campaign in 2012? By: David Franklin Companies: CVS, EL, EPA:MC, EPA:OR, JCP, JWN, M, REV, RGS, SBH, TGT, ULTA, WAG, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Twenty store managers, beauty industry specialists, suppliers and customers expect Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc.’s (ULTA) to […]

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Retailers Will Wait For Clear Value Before Adopting Mobile Pay (PYPL)

Research Question: Are PayPal’s mobile point-of-sale payment solutions attractive to brick-and-mortar retailers? What is the anticipated rate of adoption? By: David Franklin Companies: AAPL, EBAY, GOOG, HPY, MA, V Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Retailers are not yet lining up to adopt/participate in eBay Inc.’s (EBAY) PayPal’s mobile payment offering currently being […]

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Feb 23 2012 Food & Beverage, Retail

Supply Chain Continues The Fresh Market’s Successful Expansion (TFM)

Research Question: How is The Fresh Market’s expansion progressing? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: KR, SWY, TFM, WFM Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The Fresh Market Inc.’s (TFM) expansion is progressing at a steady, deliberate pace. Management has established a well-honed customer profile and enlisted a national network of realty specialists to […]

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Feb 23 2012 Food & Beverage, Retail

SodaStream Update, 2012 Off to Good Start, Except at Big Box Stores (SODA)

Research Question: What is the trend with SodaStream in the first two months of 2012? By: Ryan Duck Companies: BBBY, BBY, COST, JCP, M, SODA, TGT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Nine of 11 retail/department stores said SodaStream International Ltd. (SODA) sales have been positive to start 2012, with two indicating […]

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Michael Kors Gaining Popularity, Taking Some Share From Coach (COH, KORS)

Research Question: What impact is Michael Kors having on Coach, particularly in the handbag market? By: Susan Jennings Kantari Companies: COH, KORS Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Michael Kors (KORS) is attracting trend-focused customers with more fashionable and stylish handbags. The brand is gaining in popularity compared to Coach (COH), especially […]

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Shortage of Quality Candidates, Growing Competition Hurting Indian IT Consulting

Research Question: As more global IT consulting companies recruit workers from India, what capacity constraints will develop in the India labor pool? What lies ahead in wage inflation and labor quality trends? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: CTSH, IBM, INFY, ORCL, WIT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Salaries for graduating students are […]

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HiWAY Will Not Be Schlumberger’s Super-Fraccing Star (SLB)

Research Question: Will Schlumberger’s new HiWAY super-fraccing technique gain material share of the frac market or will it become a niche product? By: David Franklin Companies: BHI, HAL, SLB, WFT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Schlumberger Limited’s (SLB) HiWAY flow-channel hydraulic fracturing will not gain material market share as sources see […]

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DexCom CGM Must Link with Insulin Pump to Gain Share (DXCM)

Research Question: What percentage of the Type 1 and 2 diabetics will use some type of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) and in what time frame? What are the competitive threats to the DexCom device? By: David Franklin Companies: ABT, DXCM, EPA:SAN/SNY, JNJ, MDT, PODD, ROG.VX Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Widespread adoption […]

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Pre Earnings Report Summary Michael Kors vs Coach (COH, KORS)

Research Question: What impact is Michael Kors having on Coach, particularly in the handbag market? By: Susan Jennings Kantari Companies: COH, KORS Click here to download the report (.pdf)   This report is a snapshot of the data Blueshift Research has gathered during the initial stage of its research into this topic. Blueshift is highlighting trends and […]

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