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Fitbit Idea Proposal (FIT)

Fitbit Idea Proposal (FIT)

Will Fitbit’s new products drive sales and help maintain the company’s market dominance? Report Available: October 19, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research shows FIT, the leader in the fitness wearables market, hoping for a significant sales boost with the release of two new products. The Flex 2 and Charge 2 fitness trackers have generated a […]

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Monster Steady in a Growing Energy Drink Market, Will Do Well in China (MNST)

Research Question: Will Monster Beverage’s sales continue to rise, or will the energy drink brand be felled by a slowing category? Companies: CPB, DANOY, KO, MNST, PEP, SBUX, TPE:1216 By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The energy drink market still is in growth mode, according to 17 of 23 […]

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Shopify Will Sustain Growth But Be Challenged in Upmarket Move

Research Question: Is Shopify’s platform scalable for big brands, and is its growth sustainable? Companies: AAPL, AMZN, CRM, FB, IBM, N, ORCL, SAP, SHOP, SQ, WIX By: David Franklin Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Shopify Inc.’s (SHOP) market-leading small and midsized retail ecommerce platform is unlikely to successfully scale up to […]

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There Are Warning Signs That Skechers’ Momentum Is Waning

Research Question: Are Skechers’ U.S. wholesale and retail businesses continuing to thrive despite warnings signs in the greater overall shoe market? Companies: ADDYY, CAL, DKS, DSW, DKX, KSS, NKE, SKX, UA, VFC, TYO:7936   By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Sales of Skechers USA Inc. (SKX) shoes were down […]

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365 Store a Work in Progress, Whole Foods’ Turnaround Struggling

Research Questions: Will Whole Foods’ 365 store concept succeed? How is Whole Foods’ legacy store turnaround progressing? Companies: AHONY, AMZN, COST, DLTR, KR, NGVC, PUSH, SFM, TGT, UNFI, WBA, WFM, WMT By: David Franklin Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Customers and store personnel believe Whole Foods Market Inc.’s (WFM) 365 is […]

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Skechers Idea Proposal

Skechers Idea Proposal

Are Skechers’ U.S. wholesale and retail businesses continuing to thrive despite warnings signs in the greater overall shoe market? Report Available: July 20, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research found SKX riding high after a stellar Q1, though its U.S. wholesale and retail businesses face challenges as buyers with money tied up in excess boot and […]

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Shopify Idea Proposal

Shopify Idea Proposal

Is Shopify’s platform scalable for big brands and is its growth sustainable? Report Available: July 21, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research found SHOP emerging as the market leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform provider for small and medium-sized businesses. With over 275,000 active merchant platform users, the company has had some success moving up market to […]

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J.C. Penney Idea Proposal

J.C. Penney Idea Proposal

Are J.C. Penney’s new initiatives enough to lead it to sustainable success with its turnaround effort in 2016 and beyond? Report Available: May 6, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research shows J.C. Penney on the comeback trail with a new leader, initiatives to reinvigorate sales, bring more customers back the store, and increase sales per square […]

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Jan 29 2016 Retail, Services

FRPT Rides Natural Wave, But Execution Challenges Remain

Research Question: Will Freshpet’s refrigerator count growth rebound in 2016 after a disappointing 2015? Companies: BUFF, CENT, FRPT, NSRGY, SJM By: Susan Jennings Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Freshpet (FRPT) benefits from its place as the clear leader in refrigerated pet food and will gain space on retail floors, but […]

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Boot Barn’s Oil and Gas Related Troubles Worsen From October

Research Question: Will Boot Barn continue to see declining business in stores within or near oil and gas basins? Companies: BOOT, BRK-A/BRK-B, CAB, RCKY, TSCO, ­­WWW By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Business at Boot Barn Holdings Inc.’s (BOOT) stores in oil and gas regions continues to decline, […]

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