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COST  // Posts tagged as "COST"

TrueCar Increasingly Accepted, More Geared to Low-End Dealers

Research Question: Are auto dealerships increasingly using TrueCar to drive leads and sales? Companies: ABTL, CAR, COST, GCI, TRUE, WMT By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Sixteen of 23 sources said car buyers are increasingly using the Internet to research prices before making a purchase. TrueCar Inc. (TRUE) is becoming […]

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May 19 2014 Retail, Services

PVH’s Calvin Klein Slow to Turn Around, Faces Slightly Better Odds in Europe

Research Question: Will PVH’s strategy to improve its Calvin Klein jean and underwear lines result in increased customer adoption and higher brand status in the United States and Europe? Companies: BME:ITX, BRK.A, COST, DDS, FRA:BOSS, HBI, JOEZ, JWN, KORS, LVMUY, M, PERY, PVH, RL, STO:HM-B, TJX, TSE:HBC, TYO:9983, UA, URBN, VFC By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download […]

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Generic Drug Joint Purchasing Will Squeeze Manufacturers

Research Question: Will joint drug-purchasing agreements made by the largest pharmaceutical retailers and distributors achieve generic-drug price reductions? How will the generic drug channel be affected? Companies: ABC, ACT, BOM:500359, BOM:524715, CAH, COST, CVS, ESRX, KR, MCK, MYL, NVS, RAD, SWY, TLV:TEVA/TEVA, TSE:CTT, WAG, WMT By: David Franklin Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings […]

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Keurig 2.0 Won’t Save GMCR from Unlicensed Marketshare Grab

Research Question: Can Keurig Green Mountain successfully consolidate market share through the development of its Keurig 2.0? Companies: BBBY, COST, DNKN, GMCR, JAH, JAMN, KR, KRFT, MDLZ, VTX:NESN, SBUX, SJM, SWY,  TGT, THI, THS, WMT By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The introduction of the Keurig 2.0 will not enable Keurig […]

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Sysco’s Buying, Pricing Power Could Rise After US Foods Deal

Research Question: How will Sysco’s purchase of US Foods change the dynamics of the food distribution industry in the United States? Companies: AMZN, ARMK, COST, PINC, SDXAY, SYY, TSN, WMT By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Sysco Corp. (SYY) is poised to reap significant benefits from its proposed acquisition of […]

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Apr 03 2014 Retail, Services

Container Store’s POP! Program Off to a Good Start in California

Research Question: What effect is The Container Store’s POP! loyalty program having on sales and traffic in its California stores? Companies: AMZN, BBBY, COST, HD, LOW, SPLS, TCS, TGT, WMT By: Chris Jenks Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Visits to five California locations revealed that The Container Store Group Inc.’s (TCS) POP! […]

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Kraft Alone in Being Open to GMCR K-Cup Partnership; Peet’s Ready for Battle

Research Question: Will private-label manufacturers choose to partner with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters or compete head-to-head with the company? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: BBBY, COST, DNKN, GMCR, KR, KRFT, LCUT, NC, SBUX, SJM, SPLS, SWY, TGT, TSE:THI/THI, WFM, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Joh. A. Benckiser’s Peet’s is highly unlikely to partner […]

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GMCR Bar Codes No Concern for Private Labels, Lawsuit Threat Could Be

Research Question: WillGMCR’s potential move to bar codes on K-Cups and a Keurig brewer that scans them stop the momentum for private-label K-Cup manufacturers before it really gets started? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: AMZN, BBBY, COST, GMCR, KR, KRFT, LCUT, NC, PEET, SBUX, SVU, SWY, TGT, THS, WMT, UL Click here to download the report (.pdf)   […]

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Private-Label Threat Brewing for Green Mountain’s K-Cups

Research Question: Are Green Mountain’s K-Cup sales slowing as a result of private-label competition? Which channels are being affected most? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: AMZN, BBBY, COST, GMCR, KR, KRFT, LCUT, NC, PEET, SBUX, SVU, SWY, TGT, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings †  Private Label Private-label K-Cups are poised to compete […]

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May 09 2013 Food & Beverage, Retail

Supervalu Initiatives a Good Start But Will Do Little in the Short Term

Research Question: Will a renewed focus on its Save-A-Lot discount stores, smaller regional banner stores, and wholesale business lead to a turnaround for Supervalu in 2013? By:  Susan Jennings Kantari Companies: COST, KR, RNDY, SVU, TGT, WFM, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Supervalu Inc.’s (SVU) recent initiatives have received early […]

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