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Men’s Wearhouse Whisper

Men’s Wearhouse Whisper

Research Question: Will Men’s Wearhouse realize lower pricing, cost savings, and higher brand awareness with its acquisition of Jos. A. Bank? Companies Covered: Men’s Wearhouse (MW), Nordstrom (JWN), Kohl’s (KSS), Macy’s (M) Report Available: Nov. 6, 2014   Blueshift’s initial research shows MW beginning to makes post-merger changes with heavyweight growth and cost-savings strategies, however […]

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Men’s Wearhouse Acquisition Not a Game Changer

Research Questions: Will Men’s Wearhouse realize lower pricing, cost savings, and higher brand awareness with its acquisition of Jos. A. Bank? Will the shift to more casual formal wear benefit the merged company? Companies: DDS, GPS, JCP, JWN, KSS, M, MW, PVH, SHLD, TJX, TSE:HBC By: Chris Jenks Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of […]

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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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LULU Continues to Stand Out As Women’s Activewear Leader

Research Question: Is Lululemon’s reign of the women’s activewear market coming to a close? Companies: ADDYY, DKS, GPS, HBI, JWN, KRX:081660, LULU, M, NKE, PVH, TGT, VFC, UA, WMT By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Lululemon Athletica Inc. (LULU) remains the top women’s activewear producer and is not at risk […]

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Price and Product Variety Drive Ulta’s Growth in 2013

Research Question: Will Ulta continue its positive momentum through 2013 despite increasing competition and pricing pressure? By: Susan Jennings Kantari Companies: AMZN, CVS, M, SBH, ULTA, WAG Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The growth of Ulta Salon, Cosmetics and Fragrance Inc. (ULTA) is expected to continue in the second half of […]

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Ulta Sitting Pretty for Rest of Year But Needs a Better Online Presence

Research Question: Will increasing competition and slowing industry sales stall Ulta’s growth in 2013? By: Susan Jennings Kantari Companies: AMZN, BBBY, CVS, EPA:MC, JWN, M, RAD, SBH, TGT, ULTA, WAG, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Stores, customers and suppliers continue to see strength for Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrances Inc. (ULTA). […]

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JCP Shop-in-Shops Plan Poised for Success in 2013; Execution Questionable to Date

Research Question: Will the expansion of its store-within-a-store concept rescue J.C. Penney? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: JCP, JWN, KSS, M, SHLD, TGT, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings J.C. Penney Co. Inc.’s (JCP) shop-in-shops concept is resonating with store personnel and new customers who are seeing hints of successful change and the […]

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BBBY to Withstand Online, Offline Competition Through Broad Selection, Coupons

Research Question: Can Bed Bath & Beyond successfully grow its store traffic and sales despite increasing competition from online and offline retailers? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: AMZN, BBBY, GMCR, JCP, KSS, M, PIR, SHLD, TGT, TJX, WAG, WMT, WSM Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.’s (BBBY) extensive variety […]

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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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Aug 16 2012 Retail

Urban Outfitters Fails to Broaden Appeal, Brand Identity

Research Question: Is Urban Outfitters successfully appealing to a broader demographic with its newest designs? By: Ryan Duck Companies: AEO, ANF, APP, ARO, BBBY, GPS, JWN, M, MCE:ITX, STO:HM-B, TGT, TJX, TYO:9983, URBN Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Urban Outfitters Inc.’s (URBN) current clothing is not appealing to a broader demographic. […]

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