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Kraft Heinz Will Continue to Struggle Because of Lack of Innovation, Marketing (KHC)

Research Question: Can a new management team and fresh approach pull Kraft Heinz out of a two-year funk? Companies: AMZN, BUD, BYND, CAG, COST, CPB, GSI, K, KHC, KR, MDLZ, MKC, PEP, PFGC, QSR, SWX:NESN, SYY, TWNK, UN, USFD, WMT By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The Kraft […]

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Grubhub Delivers Disappointing Results for Subway, Taco Bell (GRUB)

Research Question: How are Grubhub’s partnerships with Subway and Taco Bell progressing? Companies: GRUB, YUM By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Grubhub Inc. (GRUB) is not having a significant effect on Subway or Taco Bell (Yum Brands Inc./YUM) sales since the launch of partnerships with these companies. This […]

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Ulta Is Well Positioned to Continue Fending Off Amazon (ULTA)

Research Question: How much longer can Ulta Beauty hold off Amazon? Companies: AMZN, COTY, CVS, EL, EPA:CDI, EPA:KER, EPA:MC/LVMUY, EPA:OR, JWN, M, TGT, TYO:4922, TYO:4911, ULTA, WMT By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to view report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Ulta Beauty Inc. (ULTA) is well positioned to keep com Inc. (AMZN) at bay for […]

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Turtle Beach Idea Proposal (HEAR)

Turtle Beach Idea Proposal (HEAR)

Will Turtle Beach build on its 2018 breakout or crash back to Earth in 2019? Report Available: February 13, 2019   Blueshift’s initial research found sales of HEAR headsets exploding, largely thanks to the popularity of multiplayer games like Fortnite. However, it is not clear whether such games can continue their massive growth. In a […]

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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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