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WFM  // Posts tagged as "WFM"

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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Juice Whisper

Juice Whisper

Research Question: Which company is best placed to harness growth in the natural and organic juice market and is that growth sustainable? Companies Covered: Coca-Cola (KO), Starbucks (SBUX), Whole Foods (WFM), Hain Celestial Group (HAIN)   Blueshift’s initial research shows the juice market experiencing rapid growth as manufacturers expand their operations, but juicing could be another fad lacking […]

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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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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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Nov 21 2012 Consumer Goods, Retail

Initiatives Turning Family Dollar, Dollar General Into One-Stop Shops

Research Question: Are new products, store remodels, and strategic sourcing and marketing driving sales for Family Dollar and Dollar General? By: David Franklin Companies: BIG, DG, DLTR, ETR:DELB/DEG, FDO, FRED, KR, NDN, SHLD, SVU, SWY, TGT, WFM, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Family Dollar Stores Inc.’s (FDO) and Dollar General Corp.’s […]

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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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Sales Growth Expected to Continue for GNC Stores and Online

Research Question: Will GNC store sales slow over the next three to 12 months? By: David Franklin Companies: AMZN, COST, GNC, VSI, WFM, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Factors cited as driving sales at GNC Holdings Inc. (GNC) include convenient store locations, reasonable prices, high product quality, broad selection, new products, […]

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Aug 16 2012 Food & Beverage, Retail

UNFI Warehouse System Upgrades Seamless, Will Boost Margins

Research Question: Will UNFI’s upgraded warehouse systems improve its margins? By: Susan Jennings Kantari Companies: SWY, UNFI, WFM Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings United Natural Foods Inc.’s (UNFI) upgraded warehouse systems will improve its margins starting immediately. UNFI suppliers and buyers in large part have had no disruptions in day-to-day operations […]

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Jul 19 2012 Food & Beverage, Retail

The Fresh Market’s Veteran Stores Thriving, Expect SSS Increase

Research Question: Will sales at The Fresh Market’s existing stores suffer amid the company’s aggressive store expansion? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: KR, RNDY, SWY, TFM, WFM Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The Fresh Market Inc.’s (TFM) existing locations have not suffered from the entrance of new stores. The specialty grocer category in […]

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