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California Drought Whisper

California Drought Whisper

Research Question: Will California’s drought lead to product changes and price hikes in the food, beverage, and restaurant industry in 2014? Companies Covered: McDonalds (MCD), Wendy’s (WEN), Chipotle (CMG), General Mills (GIS), Doctor Pepper-Snapple (DPS), The J.M. Smucker Company (SJM), The Hain Celestial Group (HAIN), Constellation Brands (STZ), Valmont Industries (VMI), Lindsay Corporation (LNN), Deere & Co. (DE) […]

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OpenTable Whisper

OpenTable Whisper

Research Question: Can restaurants survive without OpenTable or is the software service irreplaceable? Companies Covered: OpenTable (OPEN) Report Available: February 27th, 2014   Blueshift’s research indicates that OpenTable is a widely utilized platform that has gained significant traction and necessity amongst restaurants, though it is not entirely loved by its users and could face a threat from […]

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Jul 01 2013 Restaurants, Services

Remodel Provides Initial and Sustainable Growth for Wendy’s

Research Question: Will restaurant remodels deliver a sales surge for Wendy’s and grow its market share? By: Susan Jennings Kantari Companies: BKW, MCD, WEN Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The Wendy’s Co.’s (WEN) sales are expected to increase during the 12 months following a remodel and to sustain single to low double-digit […]

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Wendy’s Whisper

Wendy’s Whisper

Research Question: Will restaurant remodels deliver a sales surge for Wendy’s and help grow its market share? Companies Covered: Wendy’s (WEN), Burger King Worldwide (BKW), McDonalds (MCD), Yum! Brands (YUM) Report Available: July 1, 2013   Blueshift’s initial research shows positive sentiment for the effect of WEN’s remodeled stores, though actual results have yet to be […]

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Tim Hortons Whisper

Tim Hortons Whisper

Research Question: Will McDonald’s Canadian renovations, including the addition of McCafe products, cause a loss in share at Tim Hortons? Companies: Tim Hortons (THI) & McDonald’s (MCD)   Initial research by Blueshift indicates strategic initiatives at McDonald’s Canadian locations threatening Tim Hortons’ stranglehold on the coffee market in Canada, as Tim Hortons fights back with new […]

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GMCR’s K-Cup to Lose Share Based on Generics’ Price; Competitor Quality a Question

Research Question: With several K-Cup patents expiring, will Green Mountain Coffee experience a significant decrease in sales as competition heats up? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: BBBY, DNKN, GMCR, KFT, KR, NESN:VX, SBUX, SJM, SVU, SWY, THS Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Eighteen of 24 sources believe Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc.’s (GMCR) […]

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Jul 19 2012 Restaurants, Retail

Dunkin’s Expansion West Will Succeed, Existing Franchises’ SSS May Slow

Research Question: Will Dunkin’ Donuts be able to replicate its success as it expands westward and maintain sales growth in existing markets? By: Susan Jennings Kantari Companies: DNKN, KKD, MCD, PEET, SBUX Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc.’s (DNKN) Dunkin’ Donuts will succeed in expanding into the West over […]

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Price Hikes, Patent Expiration Major Concerns for Green Mountain (GMCR)

Research Question: How are sales for Green Mountain’s products, and is its current market share sustainable? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: DNKN, GMCR, HAIN, JAH, KFT, LCUT, NC, NESN:VX, SBUX, THS Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Aside from store personnel, sources were more guarded in their tone and outlook on Green Mountain Coffee […]

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New Burgers, Refocus on Core Products Helping Wendy’s Sales (WEN)

Research Question: Will new products allow Wendy’s to increase sales and capture new customers? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: BKC, CMG, DIN, DRI, EAT, JACK, MCD, PNRA, WEN, YUM Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The Wendy’s Co.’s (WEN) new Hot ‘N Juicy burger line and the “W” burger are driving sales, according […]

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Calorie Counts, MyPanera Card More Helpful Than Ad Campaign (PNRA)

Research Question: How will Panera’s increased advertising, revised menu and calorie-count boards affect its market share? By: Susan Jennings Kantari Companies: CMG, MCD, PNRA, YUM Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Five of six Panera restaurant sources and five of seven Panera customers had not observed the advertising campaign or a related effect […]

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