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Dick’s Understaffing, Poor Service Lead to Frustration, Cement Its Reputation

Research Question: Will severe understaffing at Dick’s Sporting Goods derail sales and cause customers to opt for competitors? Companies: AMZN, BGFV, CAB, DKS, EBAY, FL, HIBB, JCP, KKR, TGT, WMT By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Seventeen of 33 sources, including customers and competitors, said Dick’s Sporting Goods […]

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Deckers Whisper

Deckers Whisper

Research Question: Can Deckers meet its own high expectations despite declining popularity in its UGG Classics? Report Available: Sept. 2, 2015   Blueshift’s initial research shows DECK setting ambitious goals for the holiday season as it launches new products within its core and non-core segments. DECK also hopes to ramp up its direct-to-consumer channel where it sees […]

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Dick’s Sporting Goods Whisper

Dick’s Sporting Goods Whisper

Research Question: Will severe understaffing at Dick’s Sporting Goods derail sales and cause customers to opt for competitors? Report Available: July 30, 2015   Blueshift’s initial research shows DKS has ambitious growth plans as it opens up dozens of brick-and-mortar stores and takes measures to improve margins, however reports are surfacing from unsatisfied customers across the nation that DKS […]

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Skechers’ Pace Not Slowing

Research Question: Is Skechers’ recent success sustainable through 2015? Companies: ADDYY, BRK.A/BRK.B, DECK, NKE, SKX, TYO:7936, UA, VFC By: Chris Jenks Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Skechers USA Inc. (SKX) will sustain its strong growth throughout 2015, according to all 18 sources comprising Skechers suppliers, distributors and store personnel as well […]

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Down Trend in Deckers’ UGG Boots Will Only Worsen

Research Question: How has Deckers’ UGG brand performed compared with late 2014 and year-to-year? Companies: COLM, DECK, VFC, WWW By: Susan Jennings Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Deckers Outdoors Corp.’s (DECK) UGG has continued to become less popular among its key demographic of younger women since Blueshift Research’s 8, 2014, report […]

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Wearable Technology Whisper

Wearable Technology Whisper

Research Question: Which companies other than Apple will capture significant market share in the wearable technology market? Companies Covered: Apple (AAPL), ARM Holdings (ARMH), Atmel (ATML), Google (GOOG), Intel (INTC), Invensense (INVN), Nike (NKE), NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), Qualcomm (QCOM), Texas Instruments (TXN), Under Armour (UA) Report Available: March 31, 2015   Blueshift’s initial research shows that smartwatches […]

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Skechers Still Walking Tall

Research Question: Does Skechers have the capacity and correct marketing strategy to sustain its rapid growth rate? Companies: ADDYY, BRK.A, BWS, DKS, KRS:081660, KSS, LULU, NKE, SCVL, SKX, TYO:7936, UA, VFC, WWW By: Chris Jenks Click here to download the report (.pdf)     Summary of Findings Skechers USA Inc.’s (SKX) rapid growth rate can be sustained […]

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Under Armour Whisper

Under Armour Whisper

Research Question: Will Under Armour continue to take share from Nike in 2015 and beyond? Companies Covered: Under Armour (UA), Nike (NKE), Skechers (SKX), Adidas (ADS.DE) Report Available: January 15, 2015   Blueshift’s initial research shows Under Armour is nibbling at Nike’s heels due its influential ad campaigns and heightened brand awareness, but may struggle […]

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Skechers Whisper

Skechers Whisper

Research Question: Does Skechers have the capacity and correct marketing strategy to sustain its rapid growth rate? Companies Covered: Skechers (SKX), Nike (NKE), Adidas (ETR:ADS), Asics (ASCCF) Report Available: Dec. 17, 2014   Blueshift’s initial research shows Skechers’ growth strategies culminating as it achieves record sales figures, but capacity issues, branding changes, and company cycles […]

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Too Soon for Merger Effect at Men’s Wearhouse

Research Question: Will Men’s Wearhouse realize lower pricing, cost savings and higher brand awareness from its acquisition of Jos. A. Bank? Companies: GPS, HKG:1913, JCP, JWN, KSS, LVMUY, M, MW, PVH, RL By: Chris Jenks Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings No in-store changes have occurred since the mid-June merger of Men’s […]

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