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Kellogg to Benefit Long Term from Warehouse Shift Despite Rocky Transition (K)

Research Question: Will Kellogg’s shift from direct-store delivery to a warehouse system for its U.S. snack division boost the company’s fortunes? Companies: ADRNY, CPB, GIS, JJSF, K, KR, MDLZ, PEP, PF, POST, SJM, TGT, THS, WMT By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Kellogg Co. (K) eventually will emerge […]

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Acuity Will Prevail Long Term Despite Intense Competition and Price Erosion (AYI)

Research Question: Will Acuity Brands suffer as upstream LED lighting manufacturers move downstream? Companies: AYI, CREE, EPA:LR, ETN, ETR:OSR, GE, HUBB, KOSDAQ:0032500, KRX:005930/005935, LSCG, PHG, TYO:6502 By: Reverdy Johnson & David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Acuity Brands Inc. (AYI) and the entire LED lighting industry are experiencing intense […]

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Select Comfort’s Smart Beds Set to Boost Sales with Superior Tech (SCSS, SNBR)

Research Question: Will smart beds help Select Comfort grow unit volume overall? Companies: ETR:SNH, SCSS, TPX By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Select Comfort Corp.’s (SCSS) Sleep Number 360 smart beds will help grow overall unit volume because of superior technology that is hard to imitate and currently […]

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Chipotle Idea Proposal (CMG)

Chipotle Idea Proposal (CMG)

Is Chipotle still suffering from its tainted food problems?   Report Available: October 11, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research found CMG still trying to recover from the devastating effects of customer illnesses due to tainted food in its restaurants in 2015. Despite improved internal procedures, CMG had a scare in one of its locations as […]

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Grubhub to Stay Ahead of Competitors with Purchase of Eat24 (GRUB)

Research Question: Will Grubhub’s purchase of Eat24 be enough to hold off competitors? Companies: AMZN, GRPN, GRUB, MCD, PNRA, SQ, YELP By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Grubhub Inc.’s (GRUB) purchase of Eat24 will help it keep its competitors at bay, a reversal of sentiment toward the company […]

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Kellogg Idea Proposal (K)

Kellogg Idea Proposal (K)

Will Kellogg’s shift from direct store delivery to a warehouse system boost the company’s fortunes?   Report Available: September 27, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research showed K pushing a new distribution strategy to save costs and expand margins for its snacking business, while getting all its products delivered using the same system. The move is […]

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Amazon Prime Discount Program Not a Significant Threat to Dollar Tree (DLTR, AMZN)

Research Question: Will competitive pressure from Amazon’s Prime membership discount for low-income shoppers slow Dollar Tree’s sales? Companies: AMZN, COST, DG, DLTR, FIVE, TGT, WMT By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings com Inc.’s (AMZN) Prime membership discount for low-income shoppers is not a significant threat to Dollar Tree […]

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Select Comfort Idea Proposal (SCSS, SNBR)

Select Comfort Idea Proposal (SCSS, SNBR)

Will smart beds help Select Comfort grow unit volume overall?   Report Available: September 15, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research found SCSS introducing a new line of innovative mattresses with smart technology and a high price tag that the company expects will increase sales and drive profit. But SCSS had inventory concerns which delayed delivery […]

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Autonomous Car Chipmakers Idea Proposal (INTC, NVDA)

Autonomous Car Chipmakers Idea Proposal (INTC, NVDA)

Who will win the race between Nvidia and Intel to be the driving force behind autonomous cars?   Report Available: October 18, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research found NVDA taking the lead in self-driving car development with its superfast graphics processors. INTC’s acquisition of Mobileye, however, has thrust the chipmaker back into the conversation. NVDA […]

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Dollar Tree Idea Proposal (DLTR)

Dollar Tree Idea Proposal (DLTR)

Will competitive pressure from Amazon Prime’s discount for low-income shoppers slow Dollar Tree’s sales growth?   Report Available: August17, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research shows DLTR making significant progress with its long-term growth strategies, including the integration of thousands of Family Dollar stores. When complete, DLTR is expected to emerge as a mega discount retailer […]

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