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Front-Loading and Supply Chain Shifts to Avoid Tariffs Could Challenge Grainger (GWW)

Research Question: Did MRO buyers front-load purchases ahead of tariffs? What does this mean for W.W. Grainger? Companies: AMZN, EPA:RXL, FAST, GPC, GWW, MSM By: David Frankin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Four out of 12 MRO buyers front-loaded their purchasing ahead of tariffs. A sourcing consultant has witnessed some […]

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Grainger Idea Proposal (GWW)

Grainger Idea Proposal (GWW)

Did MRO buyers front-load purchases ahead of tariffs? What does this mean for Grainger? Report Available: October 11, 2018   Blueshift’s initial research found MRO industry leader GWW having a great year. The company’s price reduction initiative, increased digital marketing, and improved ecommerce platforms are driving increasing purchase volume from existing accounts, inspiring inactive accounts […]

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Capital Investment Idea Proposal

Capital Investment Idea Proposal

Are companies increasing their capex spending as a result of more favorable expensing rules? Which industries are most affected?   Report Available: November 1, 2018   Blueshift’s initial research found potential incentives for capital spending in the major tax reform law approved last year. As companies develop their 2019 spending plans, the ability to fully expense […]

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Update: Grainger’s Growth Trend Will Continue, But Customer Acquisition Will Be Limited (GWW)

Research Question: Can Grainger sustain its first-quarter momentum through the rest of 2018? Is its price reduction initiative leading to an increase in new customers? Companies: AMZN, BRK.A/B, GWW, MSM By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings W. Grainger Inc. (GWW) will sustain its first-quarter momentum throughout 2018, according […]

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Few Signs of Synergies, New Products from Johnson Controls/Tyco Merger (JCI)

Research Question: Is Johnson Controls gaining traction with its synergies and new products from the Tyco merger? Companies: EPA:SU, HON, IR, JCI, KRX:003550/003555, KRX:005930, LII, SIEGY, TYO:6367, TYO:6501, TYO:6503, UTX By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) is not seeing any sales success with […]

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Johnson Controls Idea Proposal (JCI)

Johnson Controls Idea Proposal (JCI)

Is Johnson Controls gaining traction with its synergies and new products from the Tyco merger? Report Available: April 11, 2018   Blueshift’s initial research showed JCI pushing forward in its merger with Tyco where the expectation is for synergies and efficiencies to begin taking hold in the form of new products that can help the company […]

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Grainger to Retain Biggest Accounts for Now But Will Add Few New Customers (GWW)

Research Question: Is W.W. Grainger’s price decrease helping it win more share of existing customers’ wallets? Will it help Grainger gain new customers? Companies: AMZN, BABA, EPA:AI, FAST, GPC, GWW, HD, LON:FERG, LOW, MSM, TYO:3064 By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings W. Grainger Inc. (GWW) can maintain and […]

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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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Acuity Will Prevail Long Term Despite Intense Competition and Price Erosion (AYI)

Research Question: Will Acuity Brands suffer as upstream LED lighting manufacturers move downstream? Companies: AYI, CREE, EPA:LR, ETN, ETR:OSR, GE, HUBB, KOSDAQ:0032500, KRX:005930/005935, LSCG, PHG, TYO:6502 By: Reverdy Johnson & David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Acuity Brands Inc. (AYI) and the entire LED lighting industry are experiencing intense […]

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Acuity Brands Idea Proposal (AYI)

Acuity Brands Idea Proposal (AYI)

Will Acuity Brands suffer as upstream LED manufacturers move downstream?   Report Available: September 22, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research found AYI coming off a solid quarter with sales outpacing the industry, but in a position where it needs to defend against LED manufacturers like CREE and those from China moving downstream to compete in […]

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