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Personal & Household Goods  // Browsing posts in Personal & Household Goods

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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Tempur Sealy Whisper

Tempur Sealy Whisper

Research Question: Is TPX continuing to lose market share to competitor’s foam mattresses? Companies Covered: Tempur Sealy International (TPX), Select Comfort (SCSS) Report Available: September 25, 2013   Blueshift’s initial research shows TPX sales dropping as specialty mattress sales slow across the industry, but TPX has shown in the past that it can hold its […]

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Price and Product Variety Drive Ulta’s Growth in 2013

Research Question: Will Ulta continue its positive momentum through 2013 despite increasing competition and pricing pressure? By: Susan Jennings Kantari Companies: AMZN, CVS, M, SBH, ULTA, WAG Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The growth of Ulta Salon, Cosmetics and Fragrance Inc. (ULTA) is expected to continue in the second half of […]

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Herbalife Whisper

Herbalife Whisper

Research Question: Are consumers and distributors backing off from buying Herbalife products so far in Q3 as scrutiny continues for safety issues and its possible pyramid scheme? Companies Covered: Herbalife (HLF) Report Available: Sept. 11, 2013   Blueshift’s continued research indicates HLF’s successful business model being increasingly scrutinized by the media and public due to recent allegations and […]

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TPX to Gain From Name Recognition in Growing Foam Market

Research Question: Will Tempur-Pedic’s focus on high-end mattresses prevail in a competitive bedding market? By: Susan Jennings Kantari Companies: SCSS, TPX Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Coil mattresses are losing market share to foam mattresses at a greater rate than we have seen in our previous Tempur-Pedic reports (10/4/12; 6/14/12; 12/8/11). Tempur […]

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GNC’s Member Price Program Strengthens Sales for Existing, New Customers

Research Question: Will GNC’s new Member Price Program lead to increased sales and an extended customer reach in 2013? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: AMZN, CVS, GNC, RAD, VSI, WAG, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings GNC Holdings Inc.’s (GNC) Member Price Program is increasing sales, driving memberships, and growing the frequency and […]

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Ulta Sitting Pretty for Rest of Year But Needs a Better Online Presence

Research Question: Will increasing competition and slowing industry sales stall Ulta’s growth in 2013? By: Susan Jennings Kantari Companies: AMZN, BBBY, CVS, EPA:MC, JWN, M, RAD, SBH, TGT, ULTA, WAG, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Stores, customers and suppliers continue to see strength for Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrances Inc. (ULTA). […]

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