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Keurig Green Mountain Whisper

Keurig Green Mountain Whisper

Research Question: Can Keurig Green Mountain successfully consolidate market share through the development of its Keurig 2.0? Companies Covered: Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR) Report Available: April 10, 2014   Blueshift’s initial research indicates Keurig Green Mountain taking steps to consolidate the K-Cup marketplace with a new brewer, despite facing competition from private label manufacturers.   Observations After […]

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California Drought Whisper

California Drought Whisper

Research Question: Will California’s drought lead to product changes and price hikes in the food, beverage, and restaurant industry in 2014? Companies Covered: McDonalds (MCD), Wendy’s (WEN), Chipotle (CMG), General Mills (GIS), Doctor Pepper-Snapple (DPS), The J.M. Smucker Company (SJM), The Hain Celestial Group (HAIN), Constellation Brands (STZ), Valmont Industries (VMI), Lindsay Corporation (LNN), Deere & Co. (DE) […]

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Kraft Alone in Being Open to GMCR K-Cup Partnership; Peet’s Ready for Battle

Research Question: Will private-label manufacturers choose to partner with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters or compete head-to-head with the company? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: BBBY, COST, DNKN, GMCR, KR, KRFT, LCUT, NC, SBUX, SJM, SPLS, SWY, TGT, TSE:THI/THI, WFM, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Joh. A. Benckiser’s Peet’s is highly unlikely to partner […]

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Juice Whisper

Juice Whisper

Research Question: Which company is best placed to harness growth in the natural and organic juice market and is that growth sustainable? Companies Covered: Coca-Cola (KO), Starbucks (SBUX), Whole Foods (WFM), Hain Celestial Group (HAIN)   Blueshift’s initial research shows the juice market experiencing rapid growth as manufacturers expand their operations, but juicing could be another fad lacking […]

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Green Mountain Whisper

Green Mountain Whisper

Research Question: Will private label manufacturers choose to partner with GMCR or compete with them head to head? Companies Covered: Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR) Report Available: October 10, 2013   Blueshift’s initial research shows GMCR trying to license private labels to expand its empire, but large companies pose the biggest hurdle for GMCR to overcome as private […]

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GMCR Bar Codes No Concern for Private Labels, Lawsuit Threat Could Be

Research Question: WillGMCR’s potential move to bar codes on K-Cups and a Keurig brewer that scans them stop the momentum for private-label K-Cup manufacturers before it really gets started? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: AMZN, BBBY, COST, GMCR, KR, KRFT, LCUT, NC, PEET, SBUX, SVU, SWY, TGT, THS, WMT, UL Click here to download the report (.pdf)   […]

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Private-Label Threat Brewing for Green Mountain’s K-Cups

Research Question: Are Green Mountain’s K-Cup sales slowing as a result of private-label competition? Which channels are being affected most? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: AMZN, BBBY, COST, GMCR, KR, KRFT, LCUT, NC, PEET, SBUX, SVU, SWY, TGT, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings †  Private Label Private-label K-Cups are poised to compete […]

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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Whisper

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Whisper

Research Question: Are Green Mountain’s K-Cup sales slowing as a result of private label competition, and which channels are being affected most? Companies Covered: Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR) Report Available: June 28, 2013   Initial research by Blueshift indicates GMCR maintaining impressive K-Cup sales growth, expanding partnership agreements, and increasing brand awareness, though it faces […]

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May 09 2013 Food & Beverage, Retail

Supervalu Initiatives a Good Start But Will Do Little in the Short Term

Research Question: Will a renewed focus on its Save-A-Lot discount stores, smaller regional banner stores, and wholesale business lead to a turnaround for Supervalu in 2013? By:  Susan Jennings Kantari Companies: COST, KR, RNDY, SVU, TGT, WFM, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Supervalu Inc.’s (SVU) recent initiatives have received early […]

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MNST, Red Bull Continue to Dominate Energy Market, but Growth Will Slow

Research Question: Will Monster and Red Bull continue to dominate the energy drink market, or will they experience declining market share in 2013 due to increased competition and regulatory scrutiny? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: KO, MNST, PEP, SBUX Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Red Bull GmbH and Monster Beverage Corp.’s (MNST) […]

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