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Kingfisher’s Castorama Stores in Poland Will Continue to Outperform (LON:KGF)

Research Question: Why are Kingfisher’s Castorama stores in Poland outperforming the rest of the company? Is this sustainable? Companies: LON:KGF By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings All 10 sources said sales at Kingfisher plc’s (LON:KGF) Castorama stores in Poland have increased year to year. Five said sales are […]

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Update: TreeHouse Still Focused on Larger Accounts, Raises Prices More Than Competitors (THS)

Research Question: Will the operational changes at TreeHouse lead to sales increases? Can they help TreeHouse stave off competitors? Companies: AMZN, CAG, COST, CVS, K, KR, LNCE, LON:MNDI, POST, THS, WBA, WMT By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings In a continuation of trends found in Blueshift Research’s 2 […]

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Update: Ulta Not Hurt by Reselling Allegations; Sales Still Climbing (ULTA)

Research Question: Are the makeup reselling allegations having any lasting effect on Ulta sales? Companies: AMZN, COTY, CVS, EBAY, EL, ELF, EPA:OR, JNJ, LVMUY, PG, REV, TGT, TYO:4911, TYO:4922, ULTA, UN, VTX:NESN, WBA, WMT By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings All seven sources interviewed for this report update […]

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Update: New Collection Gives Hugo Boss Reason for Optimism Despite Up and Down Sales (ETR:BOSS)

Research Question: Are Hugo Boss’ rebranding efforts and focus on growing its men’s casual wear line leading to improved sales in Europe? Companies: BME:ITX, EPA:CDI, EPA:KER, ETR:BOSS, FRA:AAH, GOOS, HKG:0458, KORS, LON:BRBY, LON:TED, PVH, RL, STO:HM-B By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Hugo Boss AG (ETR:BOSS) continues to […]

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Pandora Trending Flat to Down; Shine Not a Savior Despite Good Start (PNDORA)

Research Question: Will the new Shine jewelry collection keep Pandora’s bubble from bursting? Companies: CPH:PNDORA, DIS, SIG, TIF By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Pandora A/S’ (CPH:PNDORA) sales are trending flat to down. Although the new Shine line is off to a good start and will likely add a […]

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Pandora Jewelry Idea Proposal (PNDORA)

Pandora Jewelry Idea Proposal (PNDORA)

Is Shine the answer to keep Pandora Jewelry’s bubble from bursting? Report Available: April 25, 2018   Blueshift’s initial research found Pandora struggling in its mature markets. Pandora hit a few bumps in the road in 2017 as the mall environment struggled, customer demographics are changing, and the brand is feeling pressure in the U.S. and […]

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Kellogg Sales Stabilizing Amid Rocky Shift to Warehouse; Growth Plan Should Help (K)

Research Question: Will Kellogg’s new growth strategy turn around declining sales? Companies: ADRNY, AMZN, CPB, GIS, JJSF, K, KO, KR, LNCE, MDLZ, PEP, PF, POST, SJM, TGT, THS, UNFI, WMT   By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Kellogg Co. (K) still is experiencing some logistical struggles with its […]

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Hugo Boss’ Shift to Casual Will Succeed Over Time; New Lines Impress (ETR:BOSS)

Research Question: Are Hugo Boss’ rebranding efforts and focus on growing its men’s casual wear line leading to improved sales in Europe? Companies: BME:ITX, EPA:CDI, EPA:KER, ETR:BOSS, FRA:AAH, GOOS, HKG:0458, KORS, LON:BRBY, LON:TED, PVH, RL, STO:HM-B By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Hugo Boss AG (ETR:BOSS) remains on […]

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Ulta Not Yet Threatened by Online Sales or Shifting Beauty Trends (ULTA)

Research Question: Do shifting beauty product trends and online sales growth mean Ulta’s successful run has peaked? Companies: AMZN, COTY, CVS, EL, ELF, EPA:OR, JNJ, LVMUY, PG, REV, TGT, TYO:4911, TYO:4922, ULTA, UN, VTX:NESN, WBA, WMT By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Ulta Beauty Inc. (ULTA) should be […]

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Kellogg Idea Proposal (K)

Kellogg Idea Proposal (K)

Will Kellogg’s new growth strategy turn around declining sales?   Report Available: March 21, 2018   Blueshift’s initial research showed K’s distribution change to the warehouse model from direct delivery paying off as earnings beat forecast slightly and margins improved with cost savings from the new strategy, though sales dropped and still look shaky. K announced its […]

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