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COST  // Posts tagged as "COST"

Feb 09 2012 Financial, Retail

Safeway Moves Upsacale, Avoids Confronting Discount Competitors (SWY)

Research Questions: What effect are discount retailers and specialty grocers having on Safeway, and will growth continue for the company’s Blackhawk prepaid card business? By: Susan Jennings Kantari Companies: AXP, COST, DG, DLTR, GDOT, KR, NDN, NTSP, SVU, SWY, TGT, WFM, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Four of five Safeway Inc. (SWY) […]


Jan 12 2012 Food & Beverage, Retail

SodaStream’s Retail Expansion Continues But Red Flags Persist (SODA)

Research Question: How is SodaStream progressing with its U.S. retail expansion, and how were its holiday equipment and consumable sales? By: Ryan Duck Companies: AMZN, BBBY, BBY, COST, COT, JCP, KFT, KO, KSS, PEP, SHLD, SODA, SPLS, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Heavy discounting, limited flavor selections, a lack of new […]


Under Armour Broadens Reach Except in Footwear (UA)

Research Question: How successful is Under Armour at expanding its core demographic to become the preferred apparel company for women, teens and men under 35 years of age? By: David Franklin Companies: AEO, BRK.A, CAB, COLM, COST, ADS:DE, ETR:PUM, FL, GPS, HBI, LULU, NKE, TGT, TJX, TYO:7936, UA, VFC Click here to download the report (.pdf)   […]


Aug 19 2011 Retail

Ulta Brings Makeup to the Masses Through Promos, Selection, Locations

Research Question: Will Ulta continue its same-store sales growth and discount levels through the remainder of 2011? By: David Franklin,  Reverdy Johnson and Ryan Duck Companies: AMZN, COST, CVS, EL, EPA:MC, EPA:OR, JCP, JWN, M, SBH, SKS, TGT, ULTA, WAG, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance […]


Jun 23 2011 Consumer Goods, Technology

Tiny Prints to Help Shutterfly Expand Year-Round Business (SFLY)

Research Question: Will the Tiny Prints acquisition help make Shutterfly a more balanced year-round business? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: AAPL, COST, EK, GOOG, HPQ, SFLY, STO:NOVE, TGT, VPRT, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Tiny Prints adds a previously missing element to Shutterfly Inc.’s (SFLY) ability to capture and announce important events […]


May 05 2011 Consumer Goods, Retail

Dollar Stores to Benefit from Budget Consumers, Wal-Mart Losing Share (DG, DLTR)

Research Question: With rising fuel and food costs, which discount and dollar stores will successfully capture the growing number of budget-conscious consumers? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: BIG, BJRI, COST, DG, DLTR, FDO, HD, LOW, NDN, SVU, TGT, WFM, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Dollar stores are becoming more accepted as consumers […]


Mar 22 2011 Retail, Services

Best Buy’s Buy Back Program Just Getting Off The Ground (BBY)

Research Question: Is Best Buy’s “Buy Back Program” being adopted by consumer electronics customers? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: AAPL, AMZN, BBY, COST, EBAY, SEO:005935, SEO:066570, TYO:6502, tyo:6752, TYO:6758/SNE, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Stores and customers estimate 10% of customers are purchasing Best Buy’s Buy Back Program, providing incremental cash and […]