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Energy Drink Industry Whisper

Energy Drink Industry Whisper

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? Companies Covered: Monster (MNST), Red Bull, Rockstar, PepsiCo (PEP), Coca-Cola (KO) Report Available: May 3, 2013   Blueshift’s initial research indicates significant growth opportunities for the energy drink industry in […]

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SuperValu Whisper

SuperValu Whisper

Research Question: Will a renewed focus on its Save-A-Lot discount stores, smaller regional chains, and wholesale business lead to a turnaround for SuperValu in 2013? Companies Covered: SuperValu (SVU) Report Available: April 25, 2013   Initial research by Blueshift indicates SuperValu attempting to restructure its focus in 2013, though it remains unknown whether this change will […]

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Mar 15 2013 Food & Beverage, Retail

Loblaw to Lose Share to WMT, TGT on Price, Not Customer Service

Research Question: Will Loblaw lose substantial market share with Wal-Mart’s expansion plans and Target’s entrance into the Canadian market? By: Susan Jennings Kantari Companies: JCP, SWY, TGT, TSE:CTC, TSE:HBC, TSE:L, TSE:MRU, TSE:SCC, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Sixteen of 28 sources believe Loblaw Cos. Ltd. (TSE:L) will lose market share to […]

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Cider Is Boston Beer’s Best Growth Opp, But Sam Adams Sales Stale

Research Question: Can Boston Beer Co. Inc. continue its current pace of significant sales and market share growth amid increasing competition? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: AMS:HEIA, EBR:ABI/BUD, LON:DGE/DEO, LON:SAB, SAM, TAP Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Boston Beer Co. Inc.’s (SAM) best chance at growth will come from its rapidly ascending Angry […]

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SodaStream Finishes 2012 on High Note, Holds More Potential in 2013

Research Question: Can SodaStream continue its successful run and increase its penetration of the U.S. market? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: BBBY, GMCR, KO, KRFT, LCUT, PEP, SODA Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Distributor and specialist sources said SodaStream International Ltd. (SODA) sales climbed 20% to 25% in the fourth quarter and have […]

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Boston Beer Company Whisper

Boston Beer Company Whisper

Research Question: Can Boston Beer Company continue its current pace of significant sales and market share growth amid increasing competition? Companies Covered: Boston Beer Company (SAM) Report Available: March 13, 2013   Blueshift’s initial research reveals a rise in craft beers and flavored offerings, with Boston Beer Company looking to capitalize on this trend despite competition […]

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SodaStream Whisper

SodaStream Whisper

Research Question: Can SodaStream continue its successful run and increase domestic market penetration? Companies Covered: SodaStream (SODA) Report Available: Feb. 21, 2013   Blueshift’s initial research indicates SodaStream attempting to capture a larger audience but facing difficulties with its premium price offering, among other obstacles.   Observations SodaStream, which has topped earnings estimates for eight straight […]

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Loblaw Whisper

Loblaw Whisper

Research Question: Will Loblaw lose substantial market share with Wal-Mart’s expansion plans and Target’s entrance to the Canadian market?   Companies Covered: Loblaw (TSE:L) Wal-Mart (WMT), Safeway (SWY) & Target (TGT)   Blueshift’s initial research reveals Loblaw facing increasing competition from Wal-Mart and Target, though the company is fighting back with an emphasis on customer loyalty, supply […]

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Jan 23 2013 Food & Beverage, Retail

Green Mountain’s K-Cup Sales Climbing, Private-Label Threat Muted for Now

Research Question: Are Green Mountain’s Keurig and K-Cup sales and inventory levels on track to meet expectations for the holiday season and early 2013? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: COST, DNKN, GMCR, JAH, KRFT, KR, LCUT, SBUX, SVU, SWY, TGT, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Seven of 11 office supply and online […]

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Oct 31 2012 Food & Beverage, Retail

Tim Hortons Sees Share Plateau Following McCafé Launch in Canada

Research Question: Will McDonald’s Canadian store renovations, including the addition of McCafé premium coffee products, cause a loss in share for Tim Hortons? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: BKW, DNKN, MCD, SBUX, THI/TSE:THI, WEN Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Fifteen of 24 non-customer sources who commented said Tim Hortons Inc. (THI/TSE:THI) is a […]

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