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Classic II UGGs Will Not Produce a Significant Sales Increase for Deckers (DECK)

Research Question: Are the Classic IIs and other new UGG styles enough to create a successful back-to-school and holiday season for Deckers? Companies: CAL, DECK, RPM, TGT, VFC By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The new UGG fall lineup, including the Classic II, will not produce a significant sales […]

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Advance Auto Parts Idea Proposal (AAP)

Advance Auto Parts Idea Proposal (AAP)

Is Advance Auto Parts having enough success in the commercial market to reverse declining sales and drive its turnaround? Report Available: November 3, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research shows AAP with a string of disappointing sales results that have pushed the company further behind its peers. Competition remains fierce, including from online auto parts retailers […]

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Pandora Jewelry Idea Proposal (CPH:PNDORA)

Pandora Jewelry Idea Proposal (CPH:PNDORA)

Has the popularity of Pandora jewelry peaked? Report Available: October 27, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research shows PNDORA’s rapid sales growth hitting a speed bump, especially in the Americas, during a difficult time for the retail jewelry market. PNDORA is continuing to expand its store footprint, trying to increase sales outside of bracelets and charms, […]

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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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