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

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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Tempur-Pedic Whisper

Tempur-Pedic Whisper

Research Question: Will Tempur-Pedic’s focus on high-end bedding and discounting prevail in a competitive bedding market? Companies Covered: Tempur-Pedic (TPX), Select Comfort Corp. (SCSS), Serta Inc. Report Available: June 7, 2013   Blueshift’s initial research indicates TPX focusing on high-end bedding with its new Tempur-Choice Collection and significant discounting to gain market share, but it is […]

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GNC Whisper

GNC Whisper

Research Question: Will GNC’s new loyalty program lead to increased sales and an extended customer reach in 2013? Companies Covered: GNC Holdings (GNC) &Vitamin Shoppe (VSI) Report Available: June 7, 2013   Blueshift’s initial research shows GNC attempting to broaden its customer base and better tailor promotions to customers with its new loyalty program, though its long-term success in […]

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Ulta Whisper

Ulta Whisper

Research Question: Will increasing competition and slowing industry sales stall Ulta’s growth in 2013? Companies Covered: Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance (ULTA) Report Available: June 6, 2013   Despite maintaining impressive sales growth, Blueshift’s initial research indicates Ulta facing slowing industry sales trends and increased competition from Amazon.   Observations 1. Ulta’s Q4 2012 earnings revealed that total […]

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Vitamin Shoppe Sales Getting Back on Track, Online Slow to Take Off

Research Question: What are sales trends and online prospects for Vitamin Shoppe? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: AMZN, COST, CVS, EBAY, GNC, RAD, TGT, VITC, VSI, WAG, WFM, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Seventeen of 22 Vitamin Shoppe Inc. (VSI) regional managers and store personnel said first-quarter sales have increased 5% to […]

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