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Skechers Idea Proposal (SKX)

Skechers Idea Proposal (SKX)

Will Skechers’ domestic wholesale business continue to be a drag or will new products revive the brand in 2017? Report Available: February 1, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research found SKX scuffling in the U.S. due to a challenging retail environment that included a glut of discounted, name-brand footwear in the second half of 2016. However, […]

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Deckers Idea Proposal (DECK)

Deckers Idea Proposal (DECK)

Did Deckers’ new UGG Slim and Classic II boots drive holiday sales and reinvigorate the brand?   Report Available: January 26, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research shows DECK struggling to energize the UGG brand. Warm weather led to inventory surpluses last year, and a shift in consumer preference has hampered sales. The introduction of the […]

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Signet Jewelers’ Holiday Sales Lacked Luster (SIG)

Research Question: Will Signet Jewelers overcome industry deceleration to excel this holiday season? Companies: AMZN, CPH:PNDORA, NILE, SIG, TIF, TYO:7762 By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Holiday sales were somewhat lackluster overall for the 11 repeat sources at Signet Jewelers Ltd.’s (SIG) brand stores despite the optimism voiced […]

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Signs of Solid Holiday for Signet Brands; Industry Outlook Flat for 2017 (SIG)

Research Question: Will Signet Jewelers overcome industry deceleration to excel this holiday season? Companies: BRK.A/B, CPH:PNDORA, NILE, SIG, TIF Click here to download report (.pdf) By: Reverdy Johnson   Summary of Findings Expectations are high for jewelry industry sales this holiday season, backed by strong shopping in early December. This bodes well for Signet Jewelers […]

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Signet Jewelers Idea Proposal (SIG)

Signet Jewelers Idea Proposal (SIG)

Will Signet Jewelers overcome industry deceleration to excel this holiday season? Report Available: December 14, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research shows SIG rebounding this fall after a poor second quarter that was affected by accusations of fake diamond swapping. As half of SIG’s business falls into the bridal category, Millennials’ unconventional approach to diamonds is […]

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Etsy Idea Proposal (ETSY)

Etsy Idea Proposal (ETSY)

Why aren’t more Etsy sellers signing up for its Seller Services? Report Available: December 21, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research shows ETSY with an opportunity to grow its revenue through its seller services, designed to provide sellers with simple, powerful tools to help them manage their ETSY business. But sellers have not yet embraced these […]

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The Pandora Jewelry Craze Still Has Life Left (CPH:PNDORA)

Research Question: Has the popularity of Pandora jewelry peaked? Companies: CPH:PNDORA, NILE, SIG, TIF By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The popularity of Pandora A/S (CPH:PNDORA) jewelry remains on the upswing internationally, and only very faint signs of buyer fatigue are occurring in the United States, according to […]

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Classic II UGGs Will Not Produce a Significant Sales Increase for Deckers (DECK)

Research Question: Are the Classic IIs and other new UGG styles enough to create a successful back-to-school and holiday season for Deckers? Companies: CAL, DECK, RPM, TGT, VFC By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The new UGG fall lineup, including the Classic II, will not produce a significant sales […]

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Pandora Jewelry Idea Proposal (CPH:PNDORA)

Pandora Jewelry Idea Proposal (CPH:PNDORA)

Has the popularity of Pandora jewelry peaked? Report Available: October 27, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research shows PNDORA’s rapid sales growth hitting a speed bump, especially in the Americas, during a difficult time for the retail jewelry market. PNDORA is continuing to expand its store footprint, trying to increase sales outside of bracelets and charms, […]

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Deckers Idea Proposal (DECK)

Deckers Idea Proposal (DECK)

Are the new Classic IIs enough to spur Deckers’ UGG to a successful back-to-school and holiday season? Report Available: October 13, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research shows DECK optimistic about fall and winter with an update on its Classic UGG boot. The Classic II was introduced in late summer to positive reviews and includes weatherproofing, […]

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