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Dollarama’s Expansion and Growth Will Not Be Affected by Miniso (TSE:DOL)

Research Question: Will competition from rapidly expanding Miniso derail Dollarama’s growth? Companies: AMZN, DG, DLTR, FIVE, TGT, TSE:CTC.A, TSE:DOL, TSE:EMP.A, TSE:HBC, TSE:L, TYO:7453, WMT By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Miniso, a lifestyle discount variety retailer growing rapidly in Canada, will not derail Dollarama Inc. (TSE:DOL), the country’s […]

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Kingfisher’s Castorama Stores Will Sustain Success in Poland (LON:KGF)

Research Question: Is the success of Kingfisher’s Castorama stores in Poland sustainable? Companies: LON:KGF By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Kingfisher plc’s (LON:KGF) Castorama stores in Poland are continuing their strong sales performance this summer, with no slowdown in sight. These findings support Blueshift Research’s June 29 report. […]

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Dollarama Idea Proposal (TSE:DOL)

Dollarama Idea Proposal (TSE:DOL)

Will competition from rapidly expanding Miniso derail Dollarama’s growth?   Report Available: August 29, 2018   Blueshift’s initial research found Dollarama (TSE:DOL), Canada’s largest dollar-store retailer with nearly 1,200 stores, performing efficiently and executing on its plan to grow to 1,700 stores by 2027. But declining same store sales, a tight labor market, a higher […]

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Kingfisher’s Castorama Stores in Poland Will Continue to Outperform (LON:KGF)

Research Question: Why are Kingfisher’s Castorama stores in Poland outperforming the rest of the company? Is this sustainable? Companies: LON:KGF By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings All 10 sources said sales at Kingfisher plc’s (LON:KGF) Castorama stores in Poland have increased year to year. Five said sales are […]

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Update: Ulta Not Hurt by Reselling Allegations; Sales Still Climbing (ULTA)

Research Question: Are the makeup reselling allegations having any lasting effect on Ulta sales? Companies: AMZN, COTY, CVS, EBAY, EL, ELF, EPA:OR, JNJ, LVMUY, PG, REV, TGT, TYO:4911, TYO:4922, ULTA, UN, VTX:NESN, WBA, WMT By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings All seven sources interviewed for this report update […]

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Pandora Jewelry Idea Proposal (PNDORA)

Pandora Jewelry Idea Proposal (PNDORA)

Is Shine the answer to keep Pandora Jewelry’s bubble from bursting? Report Available: April 25, 2018   Blueshift’s initial research found Pandora struggling in its mature markets. Pandora hit a few bumps in the road in 2017 as the mall environment struggled, customer demographics are changing, and the brand is feeling pressure in the U.S. and […]

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No Roadblocks or Headwinds Will Slow Shopify This Year (SHOP)

Research Question: Will anything slow Shopify’s growth in 2018? Companies: AAPL, AMZN, BOX, CRM, EBAY, ETSY, ORCL, SHOP By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Growth is expected to continue this year for Shopify Inc. (SHOP) and its ecommerce customers as the company controls the SMB segment and has […]

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Hugo Boss’ Shift to Casual Will Succeed Over Time; New Lines Impress (ETR:BOSS)

Research Question: Are Hugo Boss’ rebranding efforts and focus on growing its men’s casual wear line leading to improved sales in Europe? Companies: BME:ITX, EPA:CDI, EPA:KER, ETR:BOSS, FRA:AAH, GOOS, HKG:0458, KORS, LON:BRBY, LON:TED, PVH, RL, STO:HM-B By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Hugo Boss AG (ETR:BOSS) remains on […]

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Kellogg Idea Proposal (K)

Kellogg Idea Proposal (K)

Will Kellogg’s new growth strategy turn around declining sales?   Report Available: March 21, 2018   Blueshift’s initial research showed K’s distribution change to the warehouse model from direct delivery paying off as earnings beat forecast slightly and margins improved with cost savings from the new strategy, though sales dropped and still look shaky. K announced its […]

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Shopify Idea Proposal (SHOP)

Shopify Idea Proposal (SHOP)

Will anything slow Shopify down in 2018?   Report Available: March 14, 2018   Blueshift’s initial research found SHOP surging with dramatic revenue growth and more than 600,000 merchants generating over $9 billion on its platform in the fourth quarter. SHOP is adding features and partnerships to continue offering its merchants the tools to excel in […]

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