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Wearables Market Still Percolating But Fitbit’s Ionic Not Resonating (FIT)

Research Question: Is demand for wearable tech and smartwatches growing? Will the new Ionic help Fitbit regain lost share? Companies: AAPL, ASX:CAT, FIT, FOSL, GOOG/GOOGL, GRMN, KORS, KRX:005930/005935 By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Demand for basic wearables such as activity trackers should remain strong this holiday season, […]

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Hugo Boss Idea Proposal (BOSS)

Hugo Boss Idea Proposal (BOSS)

Will Hugo Boss’ rebranding efforts and focus on growing its casualwear line lead to improved sales in Europe?   Report Available: December 14, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research shows Hugo Boss simplifying its brand away from its traditional color labels and into two distinct bands, HUGO and BOSS. Amid this shift, there is also an increased […]

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Ecommerce Is Driving SPS Commerce’s Growth Among Retailers and Suppliers (SPSC)

Research Question: Will SPS Commerce expand its retail network and increase wallet share among suppliers in the next 12 to 18 months? Companies: AMZN, CHUBA, DVMT, IBM, ORCL, SPSC, TSE:OTEX/OTEX By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings SPS Commerce Inc.’s (SPSC) sales growth will continue in the next 12 […]

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SPS Commerce Idea Proposal (SPSC)

SPS Commerce Idea Proposal (SPSC)

Will SPS Commerce expand its retail network and increase wallet share among suppliers over the next 12 to 18 months?   Report Available: October 18, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research found SPSC’s revenue growth slowing from more than 20% last year to less than 15% this year, partly because of a difficult retail environment. Recent […]

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Amazon Prime Discount Program Not a Significant Threat to Dollar Tree (DLTR, AMZN)

Research Question: Will competitive pressure from Amazon’s Prime membership discount for low-income shoppers slow Dollar Tree’s sales? Companies: AMZN, COST, DG, DLTR, FIVE, TGT, WMT By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings com Inc.’s (AMZN) Prime membership discount for low-income shoppers is not a significant threat to Dollar Tree […]

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iRobot’s Roomba on Track, Holds Off Competition; Braava Limited in U.S. (IRBT)

Research Question: Will iRobot’s successful run continue? Companies: AMZN, BABA, BOM:500530, GOOG/GOOGL, HKG:0669, IRBT, KRX:003550/003555, KRX:005930/005935, SWK By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings iRobot Corp.’s (IRBT) Roomba robot vacuum is expected to continue its successful run as the industry leader and pacesetter. Brand recognition, marketing, word of mouth […]

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Mother’s Day Promotion Boosts Sales at Signet’s Kay; Zales Still Disappointing (SIG)

Research Question: Will Signet bounce back with improved sales for Mother’s Day? Companies: CPH:PNDORA, SIG By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Signet Jewelers Ltd.’s (SIG) Mother’s Day sales were mixed among its three main retailers—Zales, Kay Jewelers and Jared—but the company has made progress compared with Blueshift Research’s […]

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iRobot Idea Proposal (IRBT)

iRobot Idea Proposal (IRBT)

Will iRobot’s successful run continue? Report Available: June 7, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research showed IRBT on a tear with a great first quarter in the U.S. and internationally. The company believes it is on the verge of explosive growth, pointing to the success of its Roomba vacuum cleaner, the introduction of its Braava wet […]

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Shopify’s Growth Trend Will Continue With Higher Pricing Model (SHOP)

Research Question: Will Shopify’s new variable-pricing model for Shopify Plus slow its growth or be a profit catalyst? Companies: CRM, PYPL, SAP, TSE:SHOP/SHOP By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Shopify Inc.’s (TSE:SHOP/SHOP) growth trend will not be hurt by the new variable-pricing model for its Shopify Plus enterprise […]

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Shopify Idea Proposal (SHOP)

Shopify Idea Proposal (SHOP)

Will Shopify’s transition from fixed to variable pricing for Shopify Plus slow growth or be the catalyst for profits? Report Available: May 3, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research found SHOP implementing a change in pricing for its rapidly growing enterprise-level ecommerce solution, Shopify Plus. The company believes the change is a natural evolution which better […]

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