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COST  // Posts tagged as "COST"

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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Vitamin Shoppe Sales Getting Back on Track, Online Slow to Take Off

Research Question: What are sales trends and online prospects for Vitamin Shoppe? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: AMZN, COST, CVS, EBAY, GNC, RAD, TGT, VITC, VSI, WAG, WFM, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Seventeen of 22 Vitamin Shoppe Inc. (VSI) regional managers and store personnel said first-quarter sales have increased 5% to […]

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Feb 12 2013 Consumer Goods, Retail

Staples Will Lead the Office Supply Industry’s Slow Transition to Online

Research Question: How willing are office supply consumers to purchase items online, and will Staples.com be part of this shift? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: AMZN, BBY, COST, FDX, ODP, OMX, SPLS, TGT, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Nine of 17 sources said the office supply industry will not shift dramatically to […]

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Jan 23 2013 Food & Beverage, Retail

Green Mountain’s K-Cup Sales Climbing, Private-Label Threat Muted for Now

Research Question: Are Green Mountain’s Keurig and K-Cup sales and inventory levels on track to meet expectations for the holiday season and early 2013? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: COST, DNKN, GMCR, JAH, KRFT, KR, LCUT, SBUX, SVU, SWY, TGT, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Seven of 11 office supply and online […]

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Retailers Must Use Technology, Offline/Online Hybrid to Retain Customers

Research Question: How are brick-and-mortar companies reinventing the retail experience to get customers to continue shopping in stores? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: AAPL, AMZN, CL, COST, CVS, EBAY, JCP, KR, M, PG, RAD, SBUX, SHLD, SPLS, SWY, TGT, WAG, WFM, WMT, WSM Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The brick-and-mortar retailers that have been […]

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