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UA Scores a Big Win Among Young Athletes Through Quality and Marketing

Research Question: Will Under Armour be the preferred athletic brand for high school and college athletes in 2016? Companies: ADDYY, BRK.A/B, COLM, DKS, ELY, ETR/FRA:PUM, GPS, HBI, KRX:081660, LB, LULU, NKE, RL, SKX, STO:NEWA-B By: Chris Jenks Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Under Armour (UA) continues to gain among younger […]

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Boot Barn Idea Proposal

Boot Barn Idea Proposal

Research Question: Will Boot Barn continue to see declining business in stores within or near oil and gas basins? Report Available: January 28, 2016   Blueshift’s research shows BOOT’s stores in oil and gas geographies suffering, and the full impact of the oil recession may have not yet been felt at BOOT’s Texas stores. BOOT’s merger […]

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Gildan’s Low Price, High Quality Helping It to Gain Share Now and in 2016

Research Question: Will Gildan gain market share in branded innerwear in 2016? Companies: BRK.A/BRK.B, HBI, NKE, TSE:GIL/GIL, TYO:9983, UA, VFC By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)     Summary of Findings Gildan Activewear Inc.’s (TSE:GIL/GIL) combination of low price and high quality is helping its branded innerwear gain share now and into […]

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Popularity Decline, Not Just Weather, Spells Doom for Deckers’ UGG

Research Question: Did back-to-school and fall/early winter sales of Deckers’ UGG shearling and non-shearling boots meet retailers’ and distributors’ expectations? Companies: COLM, DECK, HKG:0494, NKE, SKX, VFC, WWW By: Susan Jennings Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The popularity and sales of Deckers Outdoors Corp.’s (DECK) UGG are declining at an […]

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Under Armour Idea Proposal

Under Armour Idea Proposal

Research Question: Will Under Armour overtake Nike as the preferred athletic apparel brand for high school and college athletes in 2016? Report Available: January 27, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research shows UA making progress with its footwear line, encroaching on NKE’s turf in multiple ways, and lining itself up to make a strong bid for the […]

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Inventory Glut and Gray Market Plaguing Traditional Watch Sales Channel

Research Question: Is weakness in U.S. watch sales a short term or long term problem? Companies: AAPL, FOSL, GRMN, INTC, JSE:CFR, KRX:005930, MC.PA, OTCMKT:LVMHF TYO:6952, TYO:7762, TYO:8050, VTX:UHR/SWX:UHRN By: David Franklin Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The United States luxury watch market is plagued by an inventory glut that has […]

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Gildan Activewear Idea Proposal

Gildan Activewear Idea Proposal

Research Question: Will sales of Gildan Activewear’s branded apparel rebound in 2016? Report Available: Dec. 21, 2015   Blueshift’s initial research shows GIL’s branded apparel entering some large retailers of late, but recent sales fell short of expectations as a key retailer is blamed for lower-than-expected inventory replenishment in Q3. However, Q4 and 2016 sales could […]

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Deckers Idea Proposal

Deckers Idea Proposal

Research Question: Did back-to-school and fall sales of Deckers’ UGG shearling and non-shearling boots outperform last year for retailers and distributors? Report Available: Dec. 16, 2015   Blueshift’s initial research shows Deckers has a tall order to fill in achieving its predicted 11% sales growth in its Q3. Brick and mortar apparel retailers have been suffering […]

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Luxury Watch Idea Proposal

Luxury Watch Idea Proposal

Research Question: Is weakness in U.S. watch sales a short-term or long-term problem? Report Available: Dec. 10, 2015   Blueshift’s initial research shows most luxury watch brands experiencing soft sales, yet industry observers cannot seem to agree on the root cause. Some believe it to be short term based on the economy and forex reasons, while […]

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Boot Barn Feeling Negative Effects of Oil and Gas Production Slowdown

Research Question: Will Boot Barn overcome negative sales trends caused by the oil and gas slowdown and pricing headwinds? Companies: AMZN, BRK-A/BRK-B, BOOT, BURL, CAB, IACI, JCP, M, RCKY, ROST, TJX, TSCO, WWW By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. is feeling the negative effects of the […]

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