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McDonald’s Idea Proposal

McDonald’s Idea Proposal

Is McDonald’s seeing sales declines in its all-day breakfast and overall business? Report Available: April 7, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research shows McDonald’s all-day breakfast and overall sales beginning to slide to begin the year. In a proprietary consumer survey in February, Blueshift found respondents increasingly less likely to order from the all-day breakfast menu […]

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Whole Foods Struggling to Overcome Competition, Prices, Perception

Research Question: Will Whole Foods overcome its perception and reality problems related to high prices and overcharging on weighed food? Companies: COST, CVS, DLTR, KR, FDO, FWM, RNDY, SFM, TFM, TGT, UNFI, WFM, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf) By: Reverdy Johnson   Summary of Findings Whole Foods Market Inc. (WFM) has mounting difficulties […]

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Whole Foods Whisper

Whole Foods Whisper

Research Question: Will Whole Foods overcome its perception and reality problems related to high prices and overcharging on weight in 2015? Report Available: August 20, 2015   Blueshift’s initial research shows that slowing comps, share loss, and public image still plague WFM. In response, the company launched the 365 store, a new chain that will target value shoppers who […]

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More Losses Likely for Post’s Michael Foods Due to Avian Influenza

Research Question: Will Michael Foods mitigate the loss of 25% of its egg supply by renegotiating customer contracts and raising prices so profitability falls by only $20 million in fiscal 2015? Companies: CAG, CALM, KRFT, POST, MCD, SYY By: David Franklin Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings It is unlikely that […]

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Post Holdings/Michael Foods Whisper

Post Holdings/Michael Foods Whisper

Research Question: Will Michael Foods mitigate the impact of its 25% reduction in egg supply by renegotiating customer contracts and raising prices so profitability falls by only $20 million in fiscal 2015 as the company states? Report Available: July 29, 2015   Blueshift’s initial research shows POST’s Michael Foods directly affected by the Avian Influenza. However, […]

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Panera Bread Whisper

Panera Bread Whisper

Research Question: Is the rollout of Panera 2.0 increasing store traffic, throughput, and easing congestion without causing cost overruns? Companies Covered: Panera Bread Co (PNRA), Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), Wendy’s (WEN), Domino’s Pizza (DPZ), Papa John’s, (PZZA), Sonic (SONC), Yum Brands (YUM), Einstein Noah Restaurant Group (BAGL), Starbucks (SBUX), Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD), Noodles & […]

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Constellation Brands’ Beers Soaking Up More of the Market

Research Question: Will Constellation Brands’ beer brands continue to outperform the market, or have they plateaued? Companies: AMS:HEIA/HINKY, BUD, DEO, SAM, SBMRY, STZ, TAP By: Susan Jennings Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Nineteen of 21 sources who commented expect Constellation Brands’s (STZ) beers to continue to outperform the market. The remaining […]

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Sysco’s Power Will Grow, Even With Loss of US Foods Customers

Research Question: Will Sysco reap great rewards as a result of its acquisition of US Foods, or will customer defections offset any gains? Companies: AMZN, ARMK, CAG, CMG, COST, LON:CPG, DIN, MCD, MDAS, PINC, PNRA, QSR, SDXAY, SYY, TSN, UNFI, WMT By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Sysco (SYY) […]

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Burger King to Remain on a Roll, Tim Hortons to Gain More from Merger

Research Question: Will the Burger King/Tim Hortons merger result in a temporary share shift or in long-term gains? Companies: CMG, DNKN, EAT, MCD, PNRA, SBUX, SONC, TAST, TSE:QSR, QSR, WEN By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Burger King’s (3G Capital) operational improvements will help its 2015 sales, but the […]

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Sysco Whisper

Sysco Whisper

Research Question: Will Sysco successfully manage all the variables of its merger with US Foods? Companies Covered: Sysco (SYY), Aramark (ARMK), United National Food (UNFI), Costco (COST), Walmart (WMT) Report Available: Feb. 19, 2015   Blueshift’s initial research shows Sysco and US Foods’ preexisting initiatives combined with merger synergies should result in meeting the $600 […]

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