Close

Not a member yet? Register now and get started.

lock and key

Sign in to your account.

Account Login

Forgot your password?

Retail  // Browsing posts in Retail

Whole Foods Struggling to Overcome Competition, Prices, Perception

Research Question: Will Whole Foods overcome its perception and reality problems related to high prices and overcharging on weighed food? Companies: COST, CVS, DLTR, KR, FDO, FWM, RNDY, SFM, TFM, TGT, UNFI, WFM, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf) By: Reverdy Johnson   Summary of Findings Whole Foods Market Inc. (WFM) has mounting difficulties […]

Read more...

Fitbit Whisper

Fitbit Whisper

Research Question: Will Fitbit avoid being a one-trick pony that fades into obscurity? Report Available: Sept. 11, 2015   Blueshift’s initial research shows many doubting if FIT can maintain its valuation given its narrow product line and innovative competition. However, investors may be overly focused on FIT’s wearable devices. FIT’s data platform tracks and stores user health data, […]

Read more...

Deckers Whisper

Deckers Whisper

Research Question: Can Deckers meet its own high expectations despite declining popularity in its UGG Classics? Report Available: Sept. 2, 2015   Blueshift’s initial research shows DECK setting ambitious goals for the holiday season as it launches new products within its core and non-core segments. DECK also hopes to ramp up its direct-to-consumer channel where it sees […]

Read more...

Whole Foods Whisper

Whole Foods Whisper

Research Question: Will Whole Foods overcome its perception and reality problems related to high prices and overcharging on weight in 2015? Report Available: August 20, 2015   Blueshift’s initial research shows that slowing comps, share loss, and public image still plague WFM. In response, the company launched the 365 store, a new chain that will target value shoppers who […]

Read more...

Jun 19 2015 Retail, Services

Refrigerated Pet Food Market Ripe for Freshpet’s Expansion Plans

Research Question: Can Freshpet successfully expand its fridge locations at the rate of 2,000 per year? Companies: CENT, FRPT, NSRGY, SJM By: Susan Jennings Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Freshpet (FRPT) can achieve its plans of installing 2,000 refrigerators in stores each year. Consumers are driving the demand for premium […]

Read more...

Freshpet Whisper

Freshpet Whisper

Research Question: Can Freshpet successfully expand its fridge locations at the rate of 2,000 per year? Report Available: June 18, 2015   Blueshift’s initial research shows several levers that may be contributing to FRPT’s rapid growth rate. However, setbacks regarding moldy food, average sales of just $20/day per fridge, and doubts about Freshpet Fridge’s total addressable […]

Read more...

May 28 2015 Retail, Services

Little Progress Has Been Made Post-Merger for Jos. A. Bank

Research Question: Will synergies from the merger with Men’s Wearhouse lead to stabilization of Jos. A. Bank and increased efficiencies companywide by the end of 2015? Companies: EXPR, GPS, JCP, JWN, KSS, M, MW, STO:HM-B By: Chris Jenks Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings In-store operations for Men’s Wearhouse (MW) and […]

Read more...

May 21 2015 Retail, Services

PVH’s Calvin Klein Making Slow Progress on Road to Recovery

Research Question: Do fall orders appear strong enough to offset a potentially weak spring for PVH’s Calvin Klein? Companies: BME:ITX, GES, HBI, HKG:0330, ICON, JOEZ, JWN, KORS, LVMUY, M, PVH, RL, STO:HM-B, TYO:9983, VFC By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings All four repeat sources said PVH Corp.’s Calvin Klein […]

Read more...

Skechers’ Pace Not Slowing

Research Question: Is Skechers’ recent success sustainable through 2015? Companies: ADDYY, BRK.A/BRK.B, DECK, NKE, SKX, TYO:7936, UA, VFC By: Chris Jenks Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Skechers USA Inc. (SKX) will sustain its strong growth throughout 2015, according to all 18 sources comprising Skechers suppliers, distributors and store personnel as well […]

Read more...

Down Trend in Deckers’ UGG Boots Will Only Worsen

Research Question: How has Deckers’ UGG brand performed compared with late 2014 and year-to-year? Companies: COLM, DECK, VFC, WWW By: Susan Jennings Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Deckers Outdoors Corp.’s (DECK) UGG has continued to become less popular among its key demographic of younger women since Blueshift Research’s 8, 2014, report […]

Read more...