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Boot Barn Idea Proposal

Boot Barn Idea Proposal

Research Question: Will Boot Barn continue to see declining business in stores within or near oil and gas basins? Report Available: January 28, 2016   Blueshift’s research shows BOOT’s stores in oil and gas geographies suffering, and the full impact of the oil recession may have not yet been felt at BOOT’s Texas stores. BOOT’s merger […]

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Popularity Decline, Not Just Weather, Spells Doom for Deckers’ UGG

Research Question: Did back-to-school and fall/early winter sales of Deckers’ UGG shearling and non-shearling boots meet retailers’ and distributors’ expectations? Companies: COLM, DECK, HKG:0494, NKE, SKX, VFC, WWW By: Susan Jennings Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The popularity and sales of Deckers Outdoors Corp.’s (DECK) UGG are declining at an […]

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Under Armour Idea Proposal

Under Armour Idea Proposal

Research Question: Will Under Armour overtake Nike as the preferred athletic apparel brand for high school and college athletes in 2016? Report Available: January 27, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research shows UA making progress with its footwear line, encroaching on NKE’s turf in multiple ways, and lining itself up to make a strong bid for the […]

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Freshpet Idea Proposal

Freshpet Idea Proposal

Research Question: Will Freshpet’s fridge count growth rebound in 2016 after a disappointing 2015? Report Available: January 29, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research shows FRPT falling short of its fridge count growth expectations, while also dealing with complaints about the smell, cost, and quality of its product. However, its 2015 struggles may only be temporary as […]

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RH Modern Line Ahead of the Trend Curve and Expectations

Research Question: Will Restoration Hardware’s traditional collections and new RH Modern line enable the company to achieve lofty Wall Street sales expectations? Companies: ETH, RH, WSM By: Susan Jennings Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc.’s (RH) RH Modern line is a hit with designers and their clients. […]

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Deckers Idea Proposal

Deckers Idea Proposal

Research Question: Did back-to-school and fall sales of Deckers’ UGG shearling and non-shearling boots outperform last year for retailers and distributors? Report Available: Dec. 16, 2015   Blueshift’s initial research shows Deckers has a tall order to fill in achieving its predicted 11% sales growth in its Q3. Brick and mortar apparel retailers have been suffering […]

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Men’s Wearhouse Idea Proposal

Men’s Wearhouse Idea Proposal

Research Question: Will the ending of Jos. A. Bank’s aggressive promotions and its focus on a younger demographic revitalize the brand? Report Available: Nov. 20. 2015   Blueshift’s initial research shows MW finally pulling the plug on Jos. A. Bank’s aggressive promotional strategies and attempting to inject life into the chain with a new line of […]

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Boot Barn Feeling Negative Effects of Oil and Gas Production Slowdown

Research Question: Will Boot Barn overcome negative sales trends caused by the oil and gas slowdown and pricing headwinds? Companies: AMZN, BRK-A/BRK-B, BOOT, BURL, CAB, IACI, JCP, M, RCKY, ROST, TJX, TSCO, WWW By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. is feeling the negative effects of the […]

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Oct 22 2015 Retail, Services

Dollar Tree Can Rescue Family Dollar with Effective Execution, But It Will Take Time

Research Question: Can Dollar Tree turn Family Dollar around? Companies: DG, DLTR, TGT, TSE:DOL, WMT By: Chris Jenks Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Blueshift Research’s interviews with 17 dollar store suppliers, employees, distributors and industry specialists revealed positive perceptions of the initial changes from Dollar Tree’s (DLTR) acquisition of Family […]

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Non-Classic UGG Styles Show Underwhelming Popularity and Sales

Research Question: Are Deckers’ UGGs losing or gaining popularity and sales compared to back-to-school season 2014? Companies: COLM, DECK, WWW, SKX By: Susan Jennings Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings This is the second of Blueshift Research’s two-part report on Deckers Outdoor Corp.’s (DECK) UGG brand. This report focuses on input […]

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