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WMT  // Posts tagged as "WMT"

Update: TreeHouse Still Focused on Larger Accounts, Raises Prices More Than Competitors (THS)

Research Question: Will the operational changes at TreeHouse lead to sales increases? Can they help TreeHouse stave off competitors? Companies: AMZN, CAG, COST, CVS, K, KR, LNCE, LON:MNDI, POST, THS, WBA, WMT By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings In a continuation of trends found in Blueshift Research’s 2 […]

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Kellogg Sales Stabilizing Amid Rocky Shift to Warehouse; Growth Plan Should Help (K)

Research Question: Will Kellogg’s new growth strategy turn around declining sales? Companies: ADRNY, AMZN, CPB, GIS, JJSF, K, KO, KR, LNCE, MDLZ, PEP, PF, POST, SJM, TGT, THS, UNFI, WMT   By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Kellogg Co. (K) still is experiencing some logistical struggles with its […]

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Ulta Not Yet Threatened by Online Sales or Shifting Beauty Trends (ULTA)

Research Question: Do shifting beauty product trends and online sales growth mean Ulta’s successful run has peaked? Companies: AMZN, COTY, CVS, EL, ELF, EPA:OR, JNJ, LVMUY, PG, REV, TGT, TYO:4911, TYO:4922, ULTA, UN, VTX:NESN, WBA, WMT By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Ulta Beauty Inc. (ULTA) should be […]

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Amazon Will Start to Disrupt U.S. Healthcare System in As Little As Six Months (AMZN)

Research Question: How soon until Amazon’s ventures into the sales and distribution of prescription drug and medical/dental supplies disrupt traditional channels? Companies: ABC, AET, AMZN, BRK.A/B, CAH, COST, CVS, ESRX, HSIC, JPM, MCK, OMI, PDCO, TGT, WBA, WMT, XRAY By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings com Inc. (AMZN) […]

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Aaron’s Progressive Leasing Continues Solid Growth Rate (AAN)

Research Question: Will Aaron’s Progressive Leasing unit continue to grow at its current pace? Companies: AAN, AMZN, BBY, RCII, SYF, WMT By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Aaron’s Inc.’s (AAN) Progressive Leasing will continue its rapid pace of growth, according to industry specialists and store personnel at retailers […]

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TreeHouse Firm on Price and Focused on Large Retailers (THS)

Research Question: Can TreeHouse Foods overcome retailers pushing down prices and competitors looking to take share? Companies: AMZN, CAG, COST, CVS, KR, LNCE, LON:MNDI, POST, THS, WBA, WMT By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings TreeHouse Foods Inc. (THS) and many of its private-label manufacturing competitors are standing up […]

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Dim Prospects for UNFI’s Margin Rebound As Challenges Grow (UNFI)

Research Question: Can UNFI rebuild its margins amid competitive threats from organic and conventional distributors? Will Amazon take over UNFI’s distribution to Whole Foods? Companies: AMS:AD, AMZN, BABA, KR, SFM, SVU, UNFI, WMT   By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) has little hope […]

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Nov 02 2017 Industrial, Transportation

Pressure Is on Freight Brokers to Combat the Tech Revolution (CHRW, JBHT, LSTR, XPO)

Research Question: Will freight brokerages successfully adjust as digital brokers disrupt the industry? Which companies are best positioned to thrive? Companies: AMZN, CHRW, ECHO, FDX, GOOG/GOOGL, JBHT, KNX, LSTR, ROP, SNDR, UPS, WMT, XPO By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Digital freight-matching services like Uber Freight and Convoy […]

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Kellogg to Benefit Long Term from Warehouse Shift Despite Rocky Transition (K)

Research Question: Will Kellogg’s shift from direct-store delivery to a warehouse system for its U.S. snack division boost the company’s fortunes? Companies: ADRNY, CPB, GIS, JJSF, K, KR, MDLZ, PEP, PF, POST, SJM, TGT, THS, WMT By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Kellogg Co. (K) eventually will emerge […]

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Amazon Prime Discount Program Not a Significant Threat to Dollar Tree (DLTR, AMZN)

Research Question: Will competitive pressure from Amazon’s Prime membership discount for low-income shoppers slow Dollar Tree’s sales? Companies: AMZN, COST, DG, DLTR, FIVE, TGT, WMT By: David Franklin Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings com Inc.’s (AMZN) Prime membership discount for low-income shoppers is not a significant threat to Dollar Tree […]

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