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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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Digital Freight Brokers’ Gains Still Slow and Incremental (CHRW, JBHT, XPO)

Research Question: Are digital platforms like Uber Freight and Convoy gaining momentum in their quest to disrupt traditional freight brokers such as C.H. Robinson and XPO Logistics? Companies: AMZN, CHRW, JBHT, KNX, UPS, XPO By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Digital freight-matching platforms continue to make inroads against […]

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Freight Brokers Idea Proposal (CHRW, JBHT, KNX, LSTR, XPO)

Freight Brokers Idea Proposal (CHRW, JBHT, KNX, LSTR, XPO)

Are digital platforms like Uber Freight gaining momentum in their quest to disrupt traditional freight brokers such as C.H. Robinson and XPO Logistics? Report Available: August 23, 2018   Blueshift’s initial research found digital freight brokers like Uber Freight and Convoy promising to disrupt the freight brokerage market, but making little headway so far. With […]

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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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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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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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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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Douglas Dynamics’ Plow Sales Curbed by Lack of Snow (PLOW)

Research Question: Will Douglas Dynamics’ snowplow sales meet expectations this winter? Companies: PLOW, TTC By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Douglas Dynamics Inc. (PLOW) will have a tough time meeting sales estimates for its plows this winter because of meager snowfall levels across large swaths of the Northeast […]

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