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Restoration Hardware Suppliers Sound Cautious Note on Sales

Research Question: Will demand for Restoration Hardware products continue to grow aggressively, and how are the company and its suppliers managing this growth? Companies: RH, WSM By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Both suppliers who were contacted for this quick check on Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc. (RH) expressed caution […]

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Conn’s Whisper

Conn’s Whisper

Research Question: Can Conn’s succeed with its controversial in-house financing and collection practices after recently altering its underwriting standards to reduce its credit risk? Companies Covered: Conn’s Inc. (CONN), Rent-A-Center (RCII), Aaron’s (AAN), Big Lots (BIG), HHGregg (HGG) Report Available: August 14, 2014   Blueshift’s initial research shows CONN outperforming its peer group in sales growth, […]

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TPX Regains U.S. Share, Receives Mixed Reviews in Europe

Research Question: Will pricing, products and advertising drive Tempur-Sealy’s Tempur-Pedic sales in the second half of 2014? Companies: MFRM, SCSS, TPX By: Susan Jennings Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Tempur-Sealy International Inc.’s (TPX) Tempur-Pedic foam mattress line is in the early stages of regaining U.S. market share, with help from growing adjustable […]

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Herbalife Whisper

Herbalife Whisper

Research Question: Is Herbalife a pyramid scheme? Companies Covered: Herbalife (HLF) Report Available: June 18, 2014   Blueshift’s initial research shows Herbalife continuing to see sales and consumer growth while defending itself against pyramid scheme accusations, though numerous investigations are ongoing and the company remains under the microscope.   Observations On its Q1 earnings call, HLF reported […]

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Tempur Sealy Whisper

Tempur Sealy Whisper

Research Question: Will price, product and advertising drive Tempur Sealy sales in the second half of 2014? Companies Covered: Tempur Sealy International (TPX), Select Comfort (SCSS), Mattress Firm (MFRM) Report Available: June 25, 2014   Blueshift’s initial research shows Tempur Sealy experiencing growth through its merger, though North American sales are a soft spot and Serta is pushing […]

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Razor Blades Whisper

Razor Blades Whisper

Research Question: Can Procter & Gamble’s Gillette and Energizer’s Schick retain customer loyalty as cheaper and more personalized competition emerges from services like the Dollar Shave Club? Companies Covered: Proctor & Gamble (PG), Energizer Holdings (ENR) Report Available: March 28, 2014   Blueshift’s initial research shows the razor blade market being disrupted by new entrants offering cheaper products and […]

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RH on Target with Gallery Concept But Misses the Mark on Colors

Research Question: Will Restoration Hardware’s shift to a full-line gallery concept increase its sales and market penetration among individual consumers and interior designers alike? Companies: ETH, RH, TJX, WSM By: Susan Jennings Kantari Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings RH, formerly known as Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc. (RH), received positive feedback for its […]

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Weight Loss Whisper

Weight Loss Whisper

Research Question: Which brand name weight loss system retains the most consumer trust and is the market vulnerable to surgical and pharmaceutical alternatives? Companies Covered: Weight Watchers (WTW), NutriSystem (NTRI), Jenny Craig (A subsidiary of Nestle, VTX:NESN)   Blueshift’s initial research shows an influx of obese American’s leading to increased interest in weight loss products and services, but a […]

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Tempur-Pedic Struggling to Grow Share Amid Lower-Price Competitors

Research Question: Is Tempur Sealy continuing to lose market share to competitors’ foam mattresses? By: Susan Jennings Kantari Companies: SCSS, TPX Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Tempur Sealy International Inc. (TPX) is struggling to grow its market share amid competitors with lower price points. The foam mattress trend continues to grow. […]

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Herbalife Q3 sales mixed in U.S., strong in Europe and China

Research Question: Are consumers and distributors backing off from buying Herbalife products so far in Q3 as scrutiny continues on safety issues and its possible pyramid scheme? By: Susan Jennings Kantari Companies: BTH, HLF, NUS Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Distributors and consumers continued to buy Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) products in […]

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