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ServiceMaster Idea Proposal (SERV)

ServiceMaster Idea Proposal (SERV)

Is ServiceMaster’s ServSmart technology bringing incremental improvement or revolutionary change to its American Home Shield segment? Report Available: December 16, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research shows SERV rolling out ServSmart, an innovative app for its technicians and customers alike; technology aimed at increasing efficiency for home warranty service calls. It holds great potential to transform […]

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Etsy Idea Proposal (ETSY)

Etsy Idea Proposal (ETSY)

Why aren’t more Etsy sellers signing up for its Seller Services? Report Available: December 21, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research shows ETSY with an opportunity to grow its revenue through its seller services, designed to provide sellers with simple, powerful tools to help them manage their ETSY business. But sellers have not yet embraced these […]

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Restoration Hardware Idea Proposal (RH)

Restoration Hardware Idea Proposal (RH)

Will Restoration Hardware’s aggressive action plan be the catalyst that reverses its yearlong decline and drives growth in Q4 and 2017?   Report Available: November 30, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research shows the difficulty RH has had over the past 12 months navigating in a competitive and challenging industry during a time of a general […]

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Tempur Sealy Faces Increasing Challenges As Sealy Fades, Steinhoff Disrupts (TPX)

Research Question: Will the combination of current competitors and the possible threat from Steinhoff upend Tempur Sealy? Companies: AMZN, COST, ETR:SNH, OSTK, SCSS, TPX, WMT By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Tempur Sealy International Inc. (TPX) will struggle to grow revenue in the face of several competitive headwinds. Specifically, […]

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Tempur Sealy Idea Proposal (TPX)

Tempur Sealy Idea Proposal (TPX)

Are competitive forces conspiring to upend Tempur Sealy? Report Available: October 6, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research showed TPX facing challenges on multiple fronts, including from growing bed-in-a-box competitors, potential fallout from Steinhoff’s Mattress Firm acquisition, and rival Simmons making gains on the company’s Sealy brand. Still, TPX’s new Breeze mattress with improved cooling technology […]

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ServiceMaster Idea Proposal (SERV)

ServiceMaster Idea Proposal (SERV)

Will ServiceMaster’s American Home Shield maintain its service quality as it adds contractors and introduces new technology?   Report Available: September 29, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research showed SERV’s AHS becoming a more important part of SERV, seeing increased revenue, growth in home warranties, and consistent retention, while adding a mobile app as a customer […]

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365 Store a Work in Progress, Whole Foods’ Turnaround Struggling

Research Questions: Will Whole Foods’ 365 store concept succeed? How is Whole Foods’ legacy store turnaround progressing? Companies: AHONY, AMZN, COST, DLTR, KR, NGVC, PUSH, SFM, TGT, UNFI, WBA, WFM, WMT By: David Franklin Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Customers and store personnel believe Whole Foods Market Inc.’s (WFM) 365 is […]

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Tempur-Pedic Wields Pricing Power, Countered By Sealy’s Struggles

Research Question: Is Tempur Sealy handling competition from traditional brands and bed-in-a-box upstarts to the point it can push through price increases? Companies: MFRM, SCSS, TPX By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Tempur Sealy International Inc.’s (TPX) Tempur-Pedic mattresses are in a category all their own, capitalizing on the […]

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Optimism Abounds That J.C. Penney’s Turnaround Is Real

Research Question: Are J.C. Penney’s new initiatives enough to lead it to sustainable success in 2016 and beyond? Companies: ADDYY, AMZN, APPCQ, BBBY, BME:ITX, CHS, COST, HBI, HD, JCP, KSS, LB, LOW, LVMUY, M, NKE, PSUNQ, PVH, RL, SHLD, SPCHA, SQBG, STO:HM-B, TGT, TYO:9983, W, WMT By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download the report […]

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TPX/Mattress Industry Idea Proposal

TPX/Mattress Industry Idea Proposal

Is Tempur Sealy handling competition from traditional brands and bed-in-a-box upstarts to the point it can push thru price increases? Report Available: May 25, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research finds the mattress industry becoming increasingly competitive with TPX facing challenges from Serta and Simmons, while also now having to contend with online retailers and innovative […]

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