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TGT  // Posts tagged as "TGT"

May 16 2013 Retail, Services

Demand for Premium Pet Food Boosts PetSmart’s Competition

Research Question: How is PetSmart’s business? What are its competitive threats, especially with regard to pet food? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: AMZN, CAG, CL, PETM, PETS, PG, SWY, TGT, VTX:NESN, WFM, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Demand for premium pet food is growing rapidly across all channels, and these higher-priced products […]

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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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Mar 22 2013 Retail

Dollar Stores in Position for Sales Growth in 2013

Research Question: Will dollar stores benefit from increasingly budget-conscious consumers or experience softening demand? By: Ryan Duck Companies: BIG, CVS, DG, DLTR, FDO, FRED, TGT, WAG, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Sales so far in 2013 at Dollar General Corp. (DG) and Family Dollar Stores Inc. (FDO) have remained consistent with […]

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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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Mar 15 2013 Food & Beverage, Retail

Loblaw to Lose Share to WMT, TGT on Price, Not Customer Service

Research Question: Will Loblaw lose substantial market share with Wal-Mart’s expansion plans and Target’s entrance into the Canadian market? By: Susan Jennings Kantari Companies: JCP, SWY, TGT, TSE:CTC, TSE:HBC, TSE:L, TSE:MRU, TSE:SCC, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Sixteen of 28 sources believe Loblaw Cos. Ltd. (TSE:L) will lose market share to […]

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Lululemon Remains in High Demand and in Command of Pricing

Research Question: Can Lululemon successfully defend and grow its market share in the activewear market as competition increases? By: Hitha Prabhakar and Reverdy Johnson Companies: BRK.A, ETR:ADS, DKS, GPS, JCP, JWN, LULU, NKE, SHLD, TGT, TJX, UA, VFC, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Thirty-two of 44 sources said Lululemon Athletica Inc. (LULU) […]

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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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Loblaw Whisper

Loblaw Whisper

Research Question: Will Loblaw lose substantial market share with Wal-Mart’s expansion plans and Target’s entrance to the Canadian market?   Companies Covered: Loblaw (TSE:L) Wal-Mart (WMT), Safeway (SWY) & Target (TGT)   Blueshift’s initial research reveals Loblaw facing increasing competition from Wal-Mart and Target, though the company is fighting back with an emphasis on customer loyalty, supply […]

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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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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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