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WFM  // Posts tagged as "WFM"

The Fresh Market Whisper (TFM)

Research Question: Amid aggressive store expansion, will sales at The Fresh Market’s veteran stores suffer? Companies: The Fresh Market (TFM), Whole Foods (WFM)   Blueshift’s initial research on TFM indicates the company’s stores open more than a year continue to thrive and have been helped by positive attention surrounding newly opened stores.    Observations Yelp […]

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Apr 12 2012 Healthcare, Retail

Market Saturation Not a Big Concern for Vitamin Shoppe, GNC (VSI, GNC)

Research Question: How will GNC’s and Vitamin Shoppe’s aggressive store expansion affect their market share? By:  Susan Jennings Kantari Companies: GNC, HLF, VITC, VSI, WAG, WFM Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings All suppliers, nutritionists and industry specialists said enough industry demand exists to support store expansions for both Vitamin Shoppe Inc. […]

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Mar 29 2012 Food & Beverage, Retail

New Soups Will Update Campbell’s Image But May Confuse Consumer (CPB)

Research Question: Will a new pricing strategy and more than 50 new products help Campbell Soup improve its profits and reverse declining sales? By: Ryan Duck Companies: CAG, COSI, CPB, GIS, PNRA, TYO:2897, UL, UN, WAG, WFM Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Sources questioned whether Campbell Soup Co.’s (CPB) upcoming product rollout and […]

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Feb 23 2012 Food & Beverage, Retail

Supply Chain Continues The Fresh Market’s Successful Expansion (TFM)

Research Question: How is The Fresh Market’s expansion progressing? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: KR, SWY, TFM, WFM Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The Fresh Market Inc.’s (TFM) expansion is progressing at a steady, deliberate pace. Management has established a well-honed customer profile and enlisted a national network of realty specialists to […]

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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) […]

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Dec 15 2011 Retail

Dollar Stores Maintain High Margins, Grow Customer Base (DG, DLTR)

Research Question: Will dollar stores be able to maintain higher margins relative to big-box discount retailers? By: Reverdy Johnson & Ryan Duck Companies: BIG, DG, DLTR, EBR:DELB/DEG, FDO, FRED, KR, NDN, SHLD, SVU, SWY, TGT, WFM, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Dollar stores are well-positioned to maintain high margins because […]

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Nov 03 2011 Food & Beverage, Retail

Smart Locations, Demand for Fresher Foods Feeds The Fresh Market’s Expansion (TFM)

Research Question: As The Fresh Market expands, can it succeed outside of its core markets? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: HTSI, KR, SVU, SWY, TFM, WFM, WINN, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The Fresh Market Inc.’s (TFM) expansion is expected to be a success because of the company’s strong management, high-quality […]

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Oct 27 2011 Food & Beverage, Retail

Growth, Expansion Brisk for Teavana Despite Steep Sales Tactics (SBUX, TEA)

Research Question: Can Teavana maintain strong sales and successful store expansion despite its aggressive sales tactics? By: Ryan Duck Companies: AMS:UNA/UN, LON:ABF, LON:ULVR/UL, TEA, WFM Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Teavana Holdings Inc.’s (TEA) perceived aggressive sales tactics have not stopped customers from purchasing tea and tea-related products. All seven customer […]

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Vitamin Shoppe’s In-Store Service, Low Prices Drive Sales (VSI)

Research Question: Can The Vitamin Shoppe continue its same-store sales growth, and what motivates in-store shopping versus online? By: Susan Jennings Kantari Companies: CVS, NTY, VSI, WAG, WFM Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings All silos said knowledgeable staff and personalized customer service are The Vitamin Shoppe Inc.’s (VSI) competitive advantages. The […]

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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 […]

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