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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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Sep 30 2015 Retail, Services

PVH’s Calvin Klein Continues Marked, But Gradual, Improvement

Research Question: Will building momentum behind PVH’s Calvin Klein push the brand to leap forward or show only continued incremental gains? Companies: BKE, BOSSY, ICON, JWN, KORS, LVMUY, M, PERY, PVH, RL, VFC By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings PVH Corp.’s (PVH) Calvin Klein continues to make progress in its revitalization efforts […]

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Skechers Continues to Walk Tall Worldwide

Research Question: Will Skechers continue its tremendous growth for the rest of 2015 and into 2016? Companies: ADDYY, NKE, SKX, TYO:7936, UA By: Chris Jenks Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Skechers USA Inc. (SKX) should be able to sustain its strong recent growth throughout 2015 and into 2016, according to […]

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Sep 23 2015 Retail, Services, Technology

Apple Watch Continues Disruption of Traditional Watchmakers

Research Question: Will Apple Watch disrupt traditional watchmakers and become the leader in wearable devices? Companies: AAPL, AMS:TOM2, BBY, FIT, FOSL, GOOG/GOOGL, GRMN, KRX:005930, INTC, JSE:CFR, LVMUY, NKE, TYO:6952, TYO:7762, TYO:8050, UA, VTX:UHR/SWX:UHRN By: David Franklin Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings As reported in Blueshift’s April 8, 2015 Apple Watch […]

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Dollar Tree Idea Proposal

Dollar Tree Idea Proposal

  Research Question: Can Dollar Tree turn around the poor-performing Family Dollar? Report Available: October 22, 2015   Blueshift’s initial research shows DLTR’s acquisition of Family Dollar may require more investment than originally anticipated. However, DLTR has laid out several strategies to improve the blundering chain it bought, and many have faith the company will fully deliver […]

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Sep 11 2015 Retail, Services, Technology

Fitbit Will Continue Domination of the Activity/Fitness Tracker Market

Research Question: Will Fitbit continue to dominate the wearable category in the short and long term? Companies: AAPL, AMS:TOM2, FIT, GOOG/GOOGL, GPRO, GRMN, KRX:003550, KRX:005930, MSFT, NKE, PAOTF, TPE:2357, UA By: David Franklin Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Fitbit Inc. (FIT) will continue to dominate the activity/fitness tracker wearables category […]

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DECK Unable to Revive Classic UGG Boot or to Create Interest in New UGG Products

Research Question: Can Deckers meet its own high expectations despite the declining popularity in its UGG Classic shearling boots? Companies: COLM, DECK, SKX, VFC By: Susan Jennings Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings This is the first part of Blueshift Research’s two-part report on Deckers Outdoor Corp.’s (DECK) UGG brand. This […]

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