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Papa John’s Idea Proposal (PZZA)

Papa John’s Idea Proposal (PZZA)

Will Papa John’s turnaround initiatives reverse declining sales? Report Available: July 31, 2019   Blueshift’s initial research found PZZA trying desperately to recover from a year and a half of controversy and declining sales. PZZA’s sales were already in decline when its founder, John Schnatter, added to the problems with damaging comments and behavior. Schnatter […]

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Biosynthetic Cannabinoids Idea Proposal

Biosynthetic Cannabinoids Idea Proposal

Which companies own the key intellectual property and have the best path to commercialization for biosynthetic cannabinoids? Report Available: August 8, 2019   Blueshift’s initial research found significant investment in the development of biosynthetic cannabinoids for use in medicines, foods and other products. The biosynthetic process offers the promise of major advantages in cost, scalability […]

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Kraft Heinz Will Continue to Struggle Because of Lack of Innovation, Marketing (KHC)

Research Question: Can a new management team and fresh approach pull Kraft Heinz out of a two-year funk? Companies: AMZN, BUD, BYND, CAG, COST, CPB, GSI, K, KHC, KR, MDLZ, MKC, PEP, PFGC, QSR, SWX:NESN, SYY, TWNK, UN, USFD, WMT By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The Kraft […]

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Kraft Heinz Idea Proposal (KHC)

Kraft Heinz Idea Proposal (KHC)

Can a new management team and fresh approach pull Kraft Heinz out of a two-year funk? Report Available: June 20, 2019   Blueshift’s initial research found KHC grappling with a host of problems, including consumer trends away from packaged foods, slow growth, and internal accounting issues. The cost-cutting playbook that helped 3G Capital – KHC’s […]

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Grubhub Starting to Lose Share to Uber Eats, DoorDash (GRUB)

Research Question: Will Grubhub wilt in 2019 under pressure from competitors? Companies: AMZN, GRPN, GRUB, MCD, NCR, YUM By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Grubhub Inc. (GRUB) is losing share to Uber Eats and DoorDash, according to five of eight sources using Grubhub and competitors. This is a […]

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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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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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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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TreeHouse Firm on Price and Focused on Large Retailers (THS)

Research Question: Can TreeHouse Foods overcome retailers pushing down prices and competitors looking to take share? Companies: AMZN, CAG, COST, CVS, KR, LNCE, LON:MNDI, POST, THS, WBA, WMT By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings TreeHouse Foods Inc. (THS) and many of its private-label manufacturing competitors are standing up […]

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Dim Prospects for UNFI’s Margin Rebound As Challenges Grow (UNFI)

Research Question: Can UNFI rebuild its margins amid competitive threats from organic and conventional distributors? Will Amazon take over UNFI’s distribution to Whole Foods? Companies: AMS:AD, AMZN, BABA, KR, SFM, SVU, UNFI, WMT   By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) has little hope […]

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