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August, 2018  // Posts published in August, 2018

Dollarama’s Expansion and Growth Will Not Be Affected by Miniso (TSE:DOL)

Research Question: Will competition from rapidly expanding Miniso derail Dollarama’s growth? Companies: AMZN, DG, DLTR, FIVE, TGT, TSE:CTC.A, TSE:DOL, TSE:EMP.A, TSE:HBC, TSE:L, TYO:7453, WMT By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Miniso, a lifestyle discount variety retailer growing rapidly in Canada, will not derail Dollarama Inc. (TSE:DOL), the country’s […]

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Digital Freight Brokers’ Gains Still Slow and Incremental (CHRW, JBHT, XPO)

Research Question: Are digital platforms like Uber Freight and Convoy gaining momentum in their quest to disrupt traditional freight brokers such as C.H. Robinson and XPO Logistics? Companies: AMZN, CHRW, JBHT, KNX, UPS, XPO By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Digital freight-matching platforms continue to make inroads against […]

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Kingfisher’s Castorama Stores Will Sustain Success in Poland (LON:KGF)

Research Question: Is the success of Kingfisher’s Castorama stores in Poland sustainable? Companies: LON:KGF By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Kingfisher plc’s (LON:KGF) Castorama stores in Poland are continuing their strong sales performance this summer, with no slowdown in sight. These findings support Blueshift Research’s June 29 report. […]

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Tech Trends: Product Delivery Delays Begin for Tech Hardware Vendors

Research Question: Are supply chain disruptions related to trade issues beginning to hurt IT hardware/software vendor delivery times to the reseller channels? Companies: AMZN, ANET, CHKP, CSCO, DVMT, FTNT, GOOG/GOOGL, HPE, INTC, JNPR, MSFT, PANW By: John Harrington Click here to download report (.pdf)   Key Findings News is surfacing from key IT VAR/integration sources that […]

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Wix.com Idea Proposal (WIX)

Wix.com Idea Proposal (WIX)

Will Wix Code spur a major spike in Wix’s paid subscription base or revenue per user?   Report Available: September 12, 2018   Blueshift’s initial research found WIX improving its 2018 revenue forecast after a strong Q2. The company is banking on new tools like Wix Code to expand its addressable market and improve conversion […]

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Amazon Health Idea Proposal (AMZN, HSIC, PDCO, XRAY)

Amazon Health Idea Proposal (AMZN, HSIC, PDCO, XRAY)

How deeply can Amazon penetrate the healthcare industry? Where will it have the greatest success? Which barriers will be the most difficult to overcome? Report Available: September 13, 2018   Blueshift’s initial and past research found AMZN disrupting the healthcare industry on several fronts. Amazon Business has been selling medical and dental supplies for the […]

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Dollarama Idea Proposal (TSE:DOL)

Dollarama Idea Proposal (TSE:DOL)

Will competition from rapidly expanding Miniso derail Dollarama’s growth?   Report Available: August 29, 2018   Blueshift’s initial research found Dollarama (TSE:DOL), Canada’s largest dollar-store retailer with nearly 1,200 stores, performing efficiently and executing on its plan to grow to 1,700 stores by 2027. But declining same store sales, a tight labor market, a higher […]

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Freight Brokers Idea Proposal (CHRW, JBHT, KNX, LSTR, XPO)

Freight Brokers Idea Proposal (CHRW, JBHT, KNX, LSTR, XPO)

Are digital platforms like Uber Freight gaining momentum in their quest to disrupt traditional freight brokers such as C.H. Robinson and XPO Logistics? Report Available: August 23, 2018   Blueshift’s initial research found digital freight brokers like Uber Freight and Convoy promising to disrupt the freight brokerage market, but making little headway so far. With […]

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