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Panera Bread Whisper

Panera Bread Whisper

Research Question: Will Panera 2.0 give the company a needed boost in same-store sales? 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 & Company (NDLS), Potbelly (PBPB), Zoe’s Kitchen (ZOES) Report Available: […]

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Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market

Research Question: Can Whole Foods hold off the growing list of competitors in the natural and organic grocery store space? Companies Covered: Whole Foods Market (WFM), Sprouts (SFM), The Fresh Market (TFM), Wal-Mart (WMT), Kroger (KR), Fairway Group Holdings (FWM), Costco (COST), United Natural Foods (UNFI) Report Available: Dec. 12, 2014   Blueshift’s initial research […]

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Sprouts Has the Right Formula for Successful Expansion Despite Competition

Research Question: Can Sprouts Farmers Market fend off competition while expanding into new regions? Companies: FWM, KR, NGVC, SFM, SVU, TFM, UNFI, WFM By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. (SFM) is positioned for successful expansion, drawing new customers with its low prices, fresh produce and strong offerings for […]

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Sprouts Farmers Market Whisper

Sprouts Farmers Market Whisper

Research Question: Can Sprouts Farmers Market fend off competition while expanding into new regions? Companies Covered: Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM), Whole Foods (WFM), Kroger (KR), The Fresh Market (TFM), Fairway (FWM), Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NGVC) Report Available: August 13, 2014   Blueshift’s initial research shows Sprouts growing at a rapid pace with strong same-store […]

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Keurig 2.0 Won’t Save GMCR from Unlicensed Marketshare Grab

Research Question: Can Keurig Green Mountain successfully consolidate market share through the development of its Keurig 2.0? Companies: BBBY, COST, DNKN, GMCR, JAH, JAMN, KR, KRFT, MDLZ, VTX:NESN, SBUX, SJM, SWY,  TGT, THI, THS, WMT By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The introduction of the Keurig 2.0 will not enable Keurig […]

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Sysco’s Buying, Pricing Power Could Rise After US Foods Deal

Research Question: How will Sysco’s purchase of US Foods change the dynamics of the food distribution industry in the United States? Companies: AMZN, ARMK, COST, PINC, SDXAY, SYY, TSN, WMT By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Sysco Corp. (SYY) is poised to reap significant benefits from its proposed acquisition of […]

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Sysco Whisper

Sysco Whisper

Research Question: How will Sysco’s purchase of US Foods change the dynamics of the food distribution industry in the United States? Companies Covered: Sysco (SYY), United National Food Inc. (UNFI), C.H Robinson Worldwide (CHRW), Chef’s Warehouse (CHEF) Report Available: April 17, 2014   Blueshift’s initial research indicates that the pending acquisition of US Foods by Sysco has […]

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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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