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Grainger Idea Proposal (GWW)

Grainger Idea Proposal (GWW)

Is Grainger’s price decrease helping it win more share of existing customers’ wallets? Will it help Grainger gain new customers? Report Available: March 7, 2018   Blueshift’s initial research found GWW seeing improved results after its widespread price cuts aimed at increasing volume and share from existing customers and attracting new business. But it has been […]

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Dim Prospects for UNFI’s Margin Rebound As Challenges Grow (UNFI)

Research Question: Can UNFI rebuild its margins amid competitive threats from organic and conventional distributors? Will Amazon take over UNFI’s distribution to Whole Foods? Companies: AMS:AD, AMZN, BABA, KR, SFM, SVU, UNFI, WMT   By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) has little hope […]

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United Natural Foods Inc. Idea Proposal (UNFI)

United Natural Foods Inc. Idea Proposal (UNFI)

Can UNFI rebuild its margins amid competitive threats from organic and conventional distributors? Will Amazon take over UNFI’s distribution to Whole Foods? Report Available: January 31, 2018   Blueshift’s initial research found UNFI coming off a strong quarter, boosted by sales to Whole Foods following the latter’s acquisition by AMZN. UNFI’s margins continue to suffer, however, […]

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Big Freight Forwarders Will Blunt Web Threat by Adding Digital Tools (EXPD, KNIN, PWTN)

Research Question: Can traditional freight forwarders like Expeditors International ward off competition from web-based startups? Companies: AMZN, BABA, CPH:DSV, CPH:MAERSK-B, ETR:DPW, EXPD, FDX, GE, GOOG/GOOGL, IBM, SHE:002352, SWX:PWTN, UPS, VTX:KNIN By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The freight forwarding industry is ripe for disruption as demand is growing […]

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Report Update: FivePoint Holdings’ Newhall Ranch Escapes Rye Fire; Development Still on Track (FPH)

Research Question: Are FivePoint Holdings’ three major development projects on track to meet their stated timelines and milestones? Companies: FPH, LEN By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download (.pdf)   Summary of Findings FivePoint Holdings LLC’s (FPH) Newhall Ranch development escaped the Rye Fire in Santa Clarita relatively unscathed, according to two local officials and […]

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Freight Forwarders Idea Proposal (EXPD, KNIN, PWTN)

Freight Forwarders Idea Proposal (EXPD, KNIN, PWTN)

Will the emergence of web-based freight forwarders threaten the volume and margins of incumbents like Expeditors International?   Report Available: December 21, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research found a fragmented freight forwarding industry reliant on old-school methods for connecting shippers and with ocean, air and ground carriers at ports around the world. Numerous start-ups are trying […]

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FPH’s Three Developments on Schedule with No Expected Delays (FPH)

Research Question: Are FivePoint Holdings’ three major development projects on track to meet their stated timelines and milestones? Companies: AMZN, FPH, LEN, TOL By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings All three of FivePoint Holdings LLC’s (FPH) major development projects are on schedule to meet their timelines and milestones. […]

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Nov 02 2017 Industrial, Transportation

Pressure Is on Freight Brokers to Combat the Tech Revolution (CHRW, JBHT, LSTR, XPO)

Research Question: Will freight brokerages successfully adjust as digital brokers disrupt the industry? Which companies are best positioned to thrive? Companies: AMZN, CHRW, ECHO, FDX, GOOG/GOOGL, JBHT, KNX, LSTR, ROP, SNDR, UPS, WMT, XPO By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Digital freight-matching services like Uber Freight and Convoy […]

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FivePoint Holdings Idea Proposal (FPH)

FivePoint Holdings Idea Proposal (FPH)

Are FivePoint Holdings’ three major development projects on track to meet their stated timelines and milestones?   Report Available: November 8, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research showed FPH with three major mixed-use development projects in various states of progress all receiving good news with regard to approvals lining the way closer to project completion. While […]

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Freight Brokerage Idea Proposal (CHRW, JBHT, LSTR, XPO)

Freight Brokerage Idea Proposal (CHRW, JBHT, LSTR, XPO)

Will freight brokerages successfully adjust as digital brokers disrupt the industry? Which companies are best positioned to thrive?   Report Available: November 1, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research found that the automation of the freight brokerage business is well under way. There is a plethora of trucking apps challenging the traditional methods of the trucking […]

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